The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking to make personnel changes as they try to figure out how to improve their chances of winning an NBA championship. They have Joel Embiid, one of the league’s most dominant players, and they don’t want to waste his prime right now.
The Sixers are still attempting to deal Ben Simmons and heed his desire for a trade. President Daryl Morey has a lot on his plate right now, and he only has so much time to figure it all out.
One big-name player has unexpectedly become available as the trade market continues to sort itself out: Houston Rockets guard John Wall. As part of their rebuilding process, the Rockets and Wall have agreed that they want to pursue a trade for the 11-year veteran.
ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins feels the Sixers should inquire about the former All-Star guard now that the deal has been announced:
Looking at John Wall, who returned from an Achilles injury last season with a 20-point, seven-rebound average and glimpses of the old John Wall, I know he wouldn’t be down with the rebuilding stage, so if I’m John Wall, I’m doing the same thing. I’m looking for a place where I can win. At the very least, I’ll be able to contend for the crown. The issue is that he’s producing a lot of lettuce, but I believe the 76ers, Clippers, and Pelicans are the three clubs that should make a serious effort to sign John Wall.
Wall had a good season for Houston, averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game, but he only shot 31.7 percent from three-point range on 6.2 tries per game. That style of shooting will not work around Embiid, as the offense will require more sharpshooting around the big man in order to succeed.
Another factor to consider is that over the past four seasons, Wall has appeared in a total of 113 games, including the full 2019-20 season. When the Sixers have championship hopes, it would be shocking to see them take a chance on Wall right now. Right now, it would be difficult to put a lot of faith in Wall.
Source: MSN Sports