Five-time All-Star John Wall signs with LA Clippers

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John Wall of the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of the game before the Indiana Pacers, April 14, 2021, in Houston.  (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP, Archivo)

John Wall of the Houston Rockets in the third quarter of the game before the Indiana Pacers, April 14, 2021, in Houston. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP, Archivo)

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On Friday, five-time star player John Wall signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Wall posted photos on his social media accounts of him signing his contract and receiving congratulations from owner Steve Ballmer in Las Vegas, where the Clippers have a team in the NBA Summer League.

“John is one of the great downhill riders and shot makers of his day,” said Lawrence Frank, president of basketball operations. “He will add depth to our backcourt with his initiating, passing and attacking point defense.”

The 31-year-old guard averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds while starting 40 games for the Houston Rockets during the 2020-21 season. He sat out all of last season as the Rockets considered a long-term plan for him.

Wall underwent surgery on his left heel which caused him to miss most of the 2018-19 season. He sat out the following season while recovering. He played just 41 games in 2017-18 after being limited by a left knee injury.

Wall played for the Washington Wizards from 2010-2020 after being the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft at Kentucky.

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