With John Wall on the hunt for a new team, one franchise that does not need to trade for him is the New York Knicks.
With the 2021-22 NBA season quickly approaching, Houston Rockets point guard John Wall is set to be on the move. Both sides have agreed to work together to find a trade destination for Wall and one of the teams that does not need to make a move for him is the New York Knicks.
Wall, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, would likely prefer to not be on the Knicks, either. With a career plagued by injuries, now is the time for him to provide veteran leadership to a team that’s making a solid push to the NBA Finals.
The New York Knicks are not a promising landing spot for Wall
In August, the Knicks signed Kemba Walker to a two-year, $18 million deal. Walker makes his return home to New York and will provide the veteran leadership and skill at the point guard position to hopefully push the Knicks past the first round of the playoffs.
Wall shouldn’t be on the minds of New York’s front office, while it would still be a total Knicks move to try to acquire him.
For starters, Wall only played 40 games with the Rockets last season and ruptured his Achilles a couple of seasons ago. There’s still two years, $92 million remaining on his current contract. It’s a lot to take on and is for the best that the Knicks signed Walker last month, or else the trade for Wall would be a lot more likely.
Nobody thought that the Knicks would actually make it to the playoffs last season. They’re big on maintaining their shock factor and typically it’s not the good kind of shock. And New York’s front office is known for its questionable decisions.
Don’t do it.