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John Wall: I Really Didn’t Care About The Other Teams

New Clippers guard John Wall says L.A was his first choice due to where he is in his career.

The 31 year old is a five time All-Star, but his last five seasons have been disrupted by injuries.

John Wall has been missing significant time since 2017-2018. As well as that, he sat out all of last season with the Houston Rockets.

In total, John Wall has only played a total of 40 games in the past three seasons. Nonetheless, the Clippers signed him to a two-year, $13.2 million deal.


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Wall says the talent-stacked Clippers is the ideal roster for him because he doesn’t have to be the main man.

“I still got all the stuff I had in 2016,” he said. “But like, yeah, I only played 40 games [two seasons ago], but last year wasn’t my fault or my choice, and I couldn’t control that.

“It is going to be harder for them to defend,” Wall added. “For me, I’m happy because I don’t have to have the best player guarding me every night like I have had my whole career.

“You tell me the third-best defender is going to have to guard me? Good luck.”


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“I don’t have to do it every night, I don’t have to be Batman every night for us to win,” Wall said on Saturday at the Las Vegas Summer League. “That’s the ultimate goal for me is [at] this part of my career, I don’t want to have to be the Batman every night to try to win. On our team that we have, I think anyone can be Batman.

“The other teams are great, and I’m glad teams wanted to come after me, but I kind of looked at the picture of like, where can I go [where] I don’t have to be the John Wall from 2016 and have to carry the load and do all those [things] and have the pressure on me. I think [LA] was missing a piece of having a point guard, and it’s a great situation for me to be there.”

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