The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking to make moves on their roster as they continue to figure out how to better position themselves for an NBA title. They have one of the dominant players in the league in Joel Embiid and they do not want to waste his prime right now.
The Sixers are still looking to move Ben Simmons as well as they look to honor his trade request. There is a lot on the plate of president Daryl Morey at the moment and he only has so much time to figure it all out.
As the trade market continues to work itself out, there is one big-name player who has suddenly become available: Houston Rockets guard John Wall. The Rockets and Wall have agreed that they want to find a trade for the 11-year veteran as they continue with their rebuilding phase.
With news of the trade coming out, ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins believes the Sixers should inquire about the former All-Star guard:
Looking at John Wall, a guy who bounced back off an Achilles injury last year who averaged 20 and 7, who showed flashes of the old John Wall last season, 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 trying to go somewhere where I can win. Where I can at least have the chance to compete for the title. The problem is that he’s making a whole lot of lettuce, but there’s three teams that I think should really try to pursue John Wall, and that’s the 76ers, that’s the Clippers, and that’s the Pelicans.
Wall did have a productive season for Houston as he did, in fact, average 20.6 points and 6.9 assists, but he only shot 31.7% from deep on 6.2 attempts per game. That type of shooting will not work around Embiid as Philadelphia will need more sharpshooting surrounding the big fella in order for the offense to excel.
Another thing to consider is that Wall has played a combined 113 games over the past four seasons including missing the entirety of the 2019-20 season. It would be surprising to see the Sixers take a chance on Wall right now when considering they have championship aspirations. It would be tough to really rely on Wall right now at this moment.
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