NBA Rumors: Wall, Pelicans, House, Celtics

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The Wizards traded John Wall to Houston prior to the season but the point guard remains up to speed with basketball in Washington.

“I can tell you one thing, I’m watching every game.” Wall said of the Wizards (via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington). “If I’m not playing, I’m definitely watching every game. I could switch my iPad around right now and I could show you I’ve got three TVs, like I’ve always had, to watch basketball or football all night long. That’s what I do.”

Every game? Is Wall bitter about the only franchise he’s ever known shipping him to Houston? We wouldn’t say that but here’s what he said regarding the new-look team.

“It’s definitely totally different, not seeing me out there, seeing [Russell Westbrook] and some of the other guys they have added. [They also] haven’t played in the past two weeks and also dealing with Covid,” Wall said.

“We know how special Brad [Beal] is and what he means to that organization and what type of player he is. You know he’s going to be one of those top leading scorers every freaking night if he wants to. That’s what he has proven. I think it’s just tough because they’re still dealing with the same problems, just trying to find ways to win.”

More NBA Rumors

  • Is point guard Lonzo Ball in the Pelicans’ long-term plans? Seth Partnow of The Athletic isn’t so sure, writing that if New Orleans continues to dwell in the Western Conference’s cellar, the franchise could trade away Ball. The former No. 2 overall pick will be a free agent at the end of the year.

  • Danuel House said he plans to be ready to play for the Rockets as they take on the Wizards on Tuesday night. House missed four games with back spasms before being placed in the league’s health and safety protocols.

  • The Celtics are in no rush to use their $28.6 million trade exception (gained via the Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade),  Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reports. The scribe adds that it may be too soon in the season for other clubs to send out an elite scorer, something that Boston could at the moment.

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Chris Crouse
As a co-owner of, Chris Crouse wears many hats, including editor and marketing director. He previously covered sports business at CNBC and he has covered the NBA for various publications, including SLAM Magazine and Hoops Rumors, in addition to working on the business side of media.

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