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John Wall demands trade out of Washington

Former Kentucky superstar John Wall wants out of Washington.

Despite being sidelined for nearly two full calendar years with back-to-back heel and ruptured left Achilles tendon injuries, along with being owed $133 million over the next three seasons, Wall has “made it clear” that he wants to be traded.

Shams Charania was the first to report the news.

This comes after The Athletic reported earlier this week that the Wizards had discussed a trade that would send Wall to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook, though negotiations have not gone far due to the Rockets seeking more assets.

Wall, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the Wizards back in 2010, last played in a game on Dec. 26, 2018. In 32 games played during the 2018-19 season, the former Wildcat averaged 20.7 points and 8.7 assists per contest.

Over the course of his career in Washington, Wall has been selected as an All-Star five times (2014-2018), was third-team All-NBA in 2017 and second-team all-defense in 2015.

In his lone season at Kentucky, Wall averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds en route to becoming a consensus first-team All-American. Back on September 22, 2017, Wall was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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21 Comments for John Wall demands trade out of Washington



  1. dkcr96
    11:35 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Hasn’t played in 2 years and has collected close to 80 million in that time. Not a good look.



  2. BigBluSoTru
    11:52 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    LOL Houston would be the dumbest franchise ever if they do a 1 for 1 . Westbrook for Wall plus theirs nor one else in Washington i would even consider along with him. Good luck Wall i think your stuck dude his best days are behind him now to injury prone for that kinda of money.



  3. BigBluSoTru
    11:54 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Plus your a known gang banger .



  4. DaaaaCats
    11:58 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Wow didn’t realize there was so much vitriol towards our man.

    Personally I’d love to see him play somewhere where he actually has a chance to make run in the playoffs.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:23 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      You have to take into account it’s bigbluesotrue aka Slater. He’s always been a hater.



    • BigBluSoTru
      3:44 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      No hate towards him i’m just a big NBA fan . i don’t live my life wearing bluecolored glasses just because a former player is from UK. And to the dumbass that keeps calling me some Slater whateva that is get alife because it’s obvious your wrong .



  5. Realme
    12:29 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t think of anyone who deserves a fresh start more. Hope this works out well for him.



  6. UKFanSC
    12:29 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe it’s time for a change of scenery for Wall. When healthy, he is a top 5 point guard even now. But he has to stay on the court. No one wants to hear a guy bitch who was paid $80M for watching games in street clothes.



  7. Section233
    12:30 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Wall has never been an upstanding citizen and Russ is a much better player at this point Wall prob won’t even play. I’m sure they’d take Westbrook in a heartbeat.



    • 4everUKBlue
      1:47 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      From si.com

      Teams have been probing the Rockets about James Harden in recent days, though Houston has been reluctant to fully engage, per league sources. The Rockets will engage on Westbrook but interest for the All-Star guard has been lukewarm, at best. Houston has sent signals that it is not looking to just dump Westbrook’s contract—he has three years and $132 million left on the deal—which has further eroded the market. The Knicks have not engaged—Westbrook is not a priority for New York, per league sources—while Charlotte, another potential landing spot, just drafted LaMelo Ball.



  8. Wade
    12:38 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Wall is not a top tier player anymore. He hangs his hat on his speed and being twitchy and those injury’s slow that down. He’s a fine player but not a good swap for Russ alone, needs pics or another prospect.



  9. TonyMontana
    2:11 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Wall should have got out of Washington a long time ago. If he was on a decent team, there’s no telling what they could’ve accomplished. Wherever he ends up going, I hope he can stay healthy! I mean, he hasn’t played ball for years now so he’s gotta be in pretty good shape right?



  10. wild horses
    2:33 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Can anyone confirm the stuff of Wall, guns and ski mask? I can’t find anything on it. If it’s not true, people should leave it alone. Wall may not be the greatest NBA player, but he helped change UK for over a decade. He deserves our respect and gratitude, not malicious make up news.



    • wild horses
      9:38 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      He seems a little drunk, but… no gun. The gang signs crap is just something people do. I throw up the horns when good metal music is playing. That doesn’t make me a member of the band. People need to climb down out of everyone’s business and live and let live. That’s not my scene, but it’s Wall’s. Who cares?



  11. Tom Bombadil
    3:54 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    LOOK! A couple douche bags commenting on Wall like they know him and/or judging him. GTFOH you undercover UL infiltrators! Or PUKE boys! You really are a piece of work crap bags! Keep it moving fools.
    I wish him the very best in all his endeavors…now and the future.
    Once a CAT! Alwayss a CAT!
    Cheers!



    • BigBluSoTru
      3:59 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      LOL you really look foolish



    • dkcr96
      7:33 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      Once an idiot, always an idiot. You sound exceptionally ignorant.



  12. BigBluSoTru
    4:03 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    LOl coming from the same mouth that bashed the UK team s for supporting BLM however down for a gang banger with a proven video . Hypocrite



  13. BeastAtom
    10:21 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Would love to see him in New York with Payne and company. Could have 5 cats on the floor at once.