John Wall says he ‘thought I was done’ with the Wizards and talks about his former teammates.
Houston Rockets guard John Wall couldn’t wait to get his hands on his old team, the Washington Wizards, and he didn’t back down when he was given the chance to voice his emotions about the franchise.
Wall was traded to the Rockets in the offseason in exchange for All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook after nine seasons with the Wizards. And on Tuesday night, Wall got his first taste of vengeance in the form of a 107-88 thrashing.
‘Feel Like The Organization Thought I Was Done,’ says John Wall of the Wizards organization.
With 24 points, he led the Rockets. Wall was asked about the trade after the game, and what he thought was the main reason Washington sent him to Houston.
“I feel like the organization felt I was done, regardless of how much hard work I put in during the summer,” Wall stated after the game on the Rockets’ television broadcast, according to ESPN. “They came to observe me. I assumed they assumed I was finished. That’s why I came out here and took the actions I did.”
He was overjoyed to be reunited with his former teammates. While the Rockets had built a double-digit lead and could smell blood in the fourth quarter, Wall couldn’t help but smile.
Aside from a back-and-forth with Westbrook, the fourth quarter ended with a tranquil reunion.
“Those men don’t bother me in the least. They haven’t done me any wrong. My brother, Brad [Beal], is a good basketball player. Who wouldn’t want to watch a guy like that put on a show every night? I’m quite interested in seeing him play basketball. Yes, I watch the games,” Wall told Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington.
“I have a bond with [Thomas Bryant], and I want to see him succeed. Ish [Smith] and I are returning to North Carolina together. Jerome [Robinson] attended the same high school as I did at one point. We’re very cool, Garrison Mathews. He expressed his disappointment by saying, “Man, he missed me.” Hearing that after the game was fascinating. ‘I wish you the best of luck,’ I said him. Keep up the good work. I’m glad you had the chance to be a team player rather than a two-way player. ‘Go make some money for yourself.’ I… Nokia News – Quick Recap