John Wall, Eric Gordon, and Luke Kennard were allegedly traded by the Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Clippers before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET deadline. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium also supplied information on the deal.Wall won't wear the Rockets uniform despite being the deal's main attraction due to his career, which includes five All-Star selections. . He will become a free agent if he passes waivers.Wall scored 11.4 points per game in the 34 games he played for the Clippers this season due to injuries that have taken away much of the explosiveness that characterised his heyday with the Washington Wizards.Additionally, this indicates that Gordon will rejoin the Clippers, who selected him with the seventh overall pick in 2008. Before moving on to the New Orleans Pelicans and Houston Rockets, he played his first three seasons in Los Angeles.In his sixth season in Houston, Gordon has averaged 13.2, 2.9 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 34.7 percent from three-point range.Trading As the organisation continues to purge its roster of seasoned players, Gordon continues Houston's rebirth.Gordon has said he wanted to stay in Houston before. The veteran also forged a relationship with the Rockets' young guards, who voiced their joy when he wasn't dealt before the 2022 trade deadline.
Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. told reporters, "I can't put a number on how much I wanted him to remain." One of our men is EG. He has been here and has served as a vet to me ever since I have been here, at least for me. So, if the deal had gone through, it would have been difficult for me and the team, but we're glad it didn't. "Eric has to be here,"However, this season, his strategy seemed to shift. He expressed his frustration with the team's continuous rebuilding effort and felt the roster had not improved.All year long, the same old stuff. We don't have much room for error, Gordon added. It's a variety of things, It's mentality. You must support one another whilst playing. Make the best decision for your colleagues. That will make it more enjoyable for you. "You increase your chances of winning,"Gordon was one of the Rockets' most tradeable players, and they saw a chance to get rid of him before his deal became non-guaranteed in the next summer.Kennard will have the chance to play for a contender in Memphis going forward.Given how much attention Ja Morant attracts when he approaches the basket, his ability to shoot from outside the arc (44.7 percent this season) could complement the point guard.
John Wall To Be Waived After Rockets Trade: Gordon To Clippers In 3 Team Deal
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