Wizards GM denies that John Wall requested for commerce


Regardless of rumors on the contrary, John Wall isn’t going anyplace.

Washington Wizards basic supervisor Tommy Sheppard mentioned on Monday that their star level guard didn’t request a commerce, and that “there’s no plans” to deal him.

“No, he didn’t request [a trade],” Sheppard mentioned, through ESPN. “John and I speak just about as soon as each different day. And [I’ve] been to a lot of his exercises all through the summer time.

“We now have all the time been on the identical web page, identical wavelength … There’s no points with John and I. There’s no points with John and the Wizards. There’s no difficulty with anyone.”

Rumors a few John Wall-Russell Westbrook commerce

The Athletic’s Shams Charania, amongst others, reported final week that Wall had ”made it clear” that he desires to be traded out of Washington. There have been rumors that Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook — who additionally has mentioned he desires to be traded — would swap with Wall.

Whereas Charania reported that these talks had stalled, Sheppard mentioned Monday that Wall by no means needed that to occur within the first place.

Wall has performed in simply 73 video games over the previous three seasons whereas coping with a myriad of accidents — together with a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered at house in early 2019. Wall missed all of final season recovering, although nonetheless has three years left on the huge four-year, $171 million deal he signed simply earlier than getting damage.

Although it’s been fairly a while since he’s been in actual NBA motion, Sheppard was impressed with what he noticed out of Wall throughout a exercise on Monday.

“I’ve seen sufficient of him the final two years and positively this summer time to know that he’s gotten his explosiveness again,” Sheppard mentioned, through ESPN. “He’s very snug from 3 now and that’s one thing that I believe will probably be an enormous weapon for us shifting ahead.”

Washington Wizards guard John Wall
John Wall apparently does not need out of Washington in any case. (AP/Nick Wass)

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