Transfers: Wall to Houston departure, Gordon extends to Denver
Aurélie SACCHELLI, Media365, published on Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 09:36 a.m.
According to US media, John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed to find the 31-year-old point guard a new team. For his part, Aaron Gordon, who arrived in March, has extended for four years with the Denver Nuggets.
In just under two weeks, NBA franchise training camps will resume, and the teams are not yet complete. In Houston, a place should become available soon in the roster, because John Wall is on the start. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 31-year-old leader and his team are looking for a starting solution, and that should go through a « trade ». But for that, the Rockets will have to find a team ready to spend 44 million dollars this season and 47 million the next to pay the salary of « No Mercy », who still has two years of contract. Arriving in Houston on December 2 in exchange for Russell Westbrook, John Wall tried to revive in Texas after two years without playing due to injury. His individual stats were decent, averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists, but he only played 40 games, in a team that quickly threw in the towel and finished the season in last place. the Western Conference, with 17 wins and 55 losses. John Wall will participate well in the Rockets training camp, but not in the games, the time to find a place of fall.
Gordon loyal to the Nuggets
The other important information coming from the NBA is the extension of Aaron Gordon’s contract in Denver. Arrived on March 25 in Denver from Orlando, the famous day the Magic also parted ways with Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic, the winger or strong winger who turns 26 on Thursday will extend until 2026 with the Nuggets, for $ 92 million, the last season being a « player option (it is he who will decide if he stays or not). In 25 regular season games with Denver, he shot 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 26 minutes, then played 10 play-off games, averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 30 minutes.