John Wall to Clippers after reaching buyout agreement with Rockets

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Adrian Wojnarowski: John Wall is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers, sources tell ESPN.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Can confirm John Wall and the Rockets have reached an agreement on a buyout. @Chris Haynes first to report. – 9:55 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
John Wall in his last full season:
23.1 PPG
4.2 RPG
10.7 APG
All Star
Things are scary in LA. PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
I honestly have no idea what John Wall has to offer at this point, but the Clippers make sense as the team to try and find out – 9:53 PM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
Houston trims the roster down to 18 guaranteed contracts after the John Wall buyout.
$30M below the luxury tax and plenty of options either in the trade market or free agency this offseason.
Eric Gordon is the lone player earning $10M+ – 9:52 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
John Wall agrees to buyout with Rockets, will become free agent… via @houstonchron – 9:52 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
The last time John Wall played an NBA game, in April 2021, he played the Clippers.
Afterword, Paul George said this of a friend he’s known since he and Wall worked out at times at the same pre-draft facility: PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Does John Wall get a tribute video when he returns to Toyota Center? – 9:47 PM

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
John Wall will give back $6.5 million of his $47.3 million salary for 2022-23 in his buyout with the Rockets, per league source. – 9:46 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
John Wall is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers, sources tell ESPN. – 9:45 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Something to note with the John Wall buyout: When players are still making a huge sum like Wall, they’re often more open to taking a minimum deal while still getting paid by their former team. It may not take the MLE for a team to land Wall. It might, but not a lock by any means. – 9:35 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Yahoo Sources: John Wall and Houston Rockets agree to secure a buyout that will allow the star guard to hit the 2022 free agency class.…9:32 PM

David Hardisty @clutchfans
It’s going to be entertaining to watch NBA fans who said John Wall was washed now beg for him to sign with their team as a free agent. – 9:30 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
john wall starting games at point guard for the clippers will be a blast – 9:30 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Can’t wait for John Wall to get a 4/80 deal with the Knicks. – 9:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
On the new @FrontOfficeShow we talked John Wall a looming buyout. @Trevor_Lane and I talked about how much Wall would likely give back to get free. You’ll have to watch/listen to hear our thoughts on the matter. Link to come when the show is live! – 9:28 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
John Wall finally gets his chance to play meaningful basketball again, can’t wait to see him back on the court. – 9:26 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I just wanna see John Wall hoop again. Glad we’re going to get the chance to see how much he has left. – 9:24 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If the Rockets are gonna buy John Wall out can the Lakers at least throw them a second-round pick to make the Russ swap? Like come on, if they’re not willing to make an aggressive trade, can they at least get the probably washed point guard instead of the definitely washed one? – 7:18 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, P.J. Tucker, John Wall, Kevon Looney (and more) all feature prominently in my latest around-the-league notes column as we dribble closer to Thursday’s opening bell in free agency:…2:18 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Sources: A breakup between John Wall and the Rockets is gaining momentum, with both sides expected to meet this week with Wall’s hope of a resolution — a trade or more likely a buyout — by the June 30 start of free agency.…10:35 AM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman
New @lockedonbucks 🦌
-Some context to Hugo Besson’s season with the New Zealand Breakers
-Why Dante Exum would be a savvy FA signing
-Is anybody tempted by taking a look at John Wall?!
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More on this storyline


Adrian Wojnarowski: Other teams are calling to pursue Wall in free agency, but his intention is to join the Clippers, sources tell ESPN. -via Twitter @wojespn / June 27, 2022

Chris Haynes: Five-time NBA All-Star John Wall will secure a buyout with the Houston Rockets and become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell @YahooSports. -via Twitter @ChrisBHaynes / June 27, 2022

Tim MacMahon: Source: Rockets and John Wall have reached a buyout agreement, shaving $6.5 million off of his $47.4 million salary. -via Twitter @espn_macmahon / June 27, 2022