Washington reacts to the shocking trade of John Wall to Houston

Ben DuBose
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Washington traded 30-year-old guard John Wall and a future first-round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for 32-year-old Russell Westbrook, presumably (at least in part) because the Wizards didn’t want the injury risk of Wall coming off an Achilles tear that cost him all of last season.

Nonetheless, it’s hard to characterize Wall’s decade in Washington — which began with his selection at No. 1 overall in the 2010 NBA draft — as anything but a success. In all, Wall played in nine seasons there, averaging 19.0 points (43.3% FG) and 9.2 assists in 35.9 minutes per game, and he was a five-time All-Star over that span.

During that time, Wall also became well known for his extensive community work in and aaround Washington, DC.

As a result, many members of the Washington organization — as well as fans and media covering the team — were sad to see him go. After Wednesday’s trade announcement, here’s a sampling of their reaction.

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