John Wall is home — the NBA superstar just landed in Los Angeles after signing with the Clippers … telling TMZ Sports he’s stoked to get to work!!
Wall, 31, is fresh off of agreeing to a two-year, $13.2 million deal with the Clippers … where he’ll play alongside superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
We spoke with Wall as he landed at LAX … and he says he’s ready to get down to business.
“I’m just ready to play basketball … that’s it,” Wall said.
The former #1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft previously spent nine seasons with the Wizards … before playing just 40 total games for the Houston Rockets.
It’s been an uphill battle for Wall — heel surgery and a torn Achilles tendon previously sidelined the explosive point guard for a season and a half from 2019-20 … and he didn’t play at all last season, as the Houston Rockets put their focus on a rebuild.
Before the bad luck, Wall was one of the game’s most dynamic athletes at his position … and was so good during the 2016-17 NBA campaign, he was voted to the All-NBA team.
The 2010-11 NBA Rookie of the Year and five-time All-Star averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game in 2020 … and after a year away, he’s clearly champing at the bit to prove he’s back to 100%.
Now, the 31-year-old — who averages nearly a double-double for his career (19.1 points, 9.1 assists) — will look to change the fortunes of the Clippers, who missed the playoffs last season.