LA CLIPPERS SIGN FIVE-TIME NBA ALL-STAR JOHN WALL
July 14, 2022
The LA Clippers have signed free agent and five-time All-Star John Wall, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
“John is one of the great downhill drivers and shot creators of his era,” said Frank. “He will add depth to our backcourt with his initiating, passing and point-of-attack defense.”
Wall, 31, has appeared in 613 career games with averages of 19.1 points, 9.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds over 10 seasons with the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. The 6-foot-3 guard started 40 games for the Rockets during the 2020-21 season, posting averages of 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds. He has also appeared in 37 playoff games, averaging 21.9 points, 9.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks.
The first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Wall was named to the 2010-11 All-Rookie First Team after averaging 16.4 points. In 2014-15, he was named to the All-Defensive Second Team, and in 2016-17, he was an All-NBA Third Team selection after averaging career-highs in points (23.1) and assists (10.7). The Raleigh, N.C., native was a McDonald’s All-American in high school and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was named the SEC Player of the Year and a consensus First-Team All-American during his freshman year. In 2017, Wall was inducted into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.