According to David Aldridge of The Athletic, Wall has a 15 percent trade kicker that was not waived to facilitate this deal and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis was the driving force behind the trade.
Source says: "at the end of the day, this is a Ted (Leonsis) call." Wall also has a 15 percent trade kicker that was not waived to facilitate this deal.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) December 3, 2020
John Wall played in 573 games for the Wizards. He averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.2 assists while shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free-throw line in the regular season.
Aside from being a five-time All-Star, Wall did plenty of charity work in the Washington community. He will certainly be missed by the kids in the nation's capital who looked up to the 30-year-old.
The Wizards will now move forward with Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, two of the most explosive scorers in the NBA. Westbrook, the 2017 MVP, put up 27.2 points per game for the Rockets last season. Beal, meanwhile, averaged 30.5 points for the Wizards. He was second in the NBA in scoring, trailing only James Harden.
Wall missed the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. He's now joining a Rockets team with Harden, DeMarcus Cousins and Christian Wood on it.
As for the Wizards, they are hoping Westbrook and Beal can co-exist on the floor and lead the franchise back to the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.