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Wall, 31, recently became an unrestricted free agent after agreeing with the Houston Rockets to a buyout of his contract. He was linked to the Clippers and indeed opted to join the team guided by head coach Tyronn Lue.
It was an uneventful few months at Houston, as he stayed on the sidelines since late in the 2020-21 season. Rather than actively helping the Rockets in the rebuild stage, he participated in practices and supported the team from the bench, but also trained individually in Miami for large chunks of the 2021-22 season.
Moving on to the Clippers, he is slated to play alongside Paul George and Kawhi Leonard taking over playmaking responsibilities. In an injury-plagued campaign, his new side is coming off finishing the 2021-22 Regular Season in the eighth spot of the Western Conference standings but Play-In losses to the Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans prevented a berth in the Playoffs.
Coming out of Kentucky in 2010, Wall was selected by the Washington Wizards with the first overall pick of the NBA draft. His full decade in Washington featured five All-Star Game nods to go along with four postseason appearances but none past the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After being traded in 2020, the situation did not improve in Houston with the Rockets mainly looking to build up for the future.
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