Rockets fans comment on a major trade
Houston Rockets fans are venting their feelings on a major trade announced Thursday before the deadline. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets took part in a three-way trade deal with the Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies.
Eric Gordon is now a Clipper, along with Danny Green. The Clippers also scored three second-round picks. Grizzlies received Luke Kennard. The Rockets received John Wall, who played for the team from 2020-22 before the Rockets bought out his contract.
Breaking: The Rockets are acquiring John Wall as part of a three-team deal. The Clippers are sending Luke Kennard to the Grizzlies, and the Clippers are getting Eric Gordon, Danny Green and three second-round picks, sources told @wojespn. pic.twitter.com/5AI9wYZahi
— ESPN (@espn) February 9, 2023
It was widely speculated the Rockets would try to trade Gordon to a playoff contender before the deadline Thursday. (The Clippers are in 6th place in the Western Conference standings.) The question was whether the Rockets wanted picks or a veteran. The Rockets went for a five-time All-Star and 32-year-old former number-one overall pick to come back to Houston.
Fans take to social media
NBA and Rockets fans reacted to the news as soon as Wojnarowski’s report dropped. Most were shocked Wall is back in Houston, especially after the recent disparaging comments he made on a podcast recently blasting the Rockets organization. Here are the best takes of Wall coming back to the Rockets.
Wait, what? https://t.co/8XRRMCCnF5
— Sarah McArthur (@smcarthur_) February 9, 2023
John Wall is going back to HOU?! Lol https://t.co/BZTzsrx54n
— Monchi™ (@Monchi_FL_11) February 9, 2023
What's going on💀 https://t.co/h4IzAFrYWk
— 🏌️ (@Sampson_27) February 9, 2023
Damn this sucks for Wall hope he gets bought out & returns to DC https://t.co/CWYPM9DfAn
— WE WAS KANGS (@GiggityGN) February 9, 2023
John wall just went on a podcast talking about how much he hated being in Houston 😬 https://t.co/O6onjG23NN
— Isaiah Stevens (@ThereGoes_Zay) February 9, 2023
🤣🤣🤣🤣 ooohh man, this is so funny. https://t.co/8Kr8TjL7Cn
— Imhotep_X (@mrjay_osei) February 9, 2023
Know John Wall can’t be happy about going back to the Rockets. Houston must not have heard his podcast comments 🥴 https://t.co/8O1SRljaj5
— Kelsey Nicole Nelson (KNN) (@therealknelson) February 9, 2023
— Mr. October (@ShabakaCD2) February 9, 2023
— Jovon Lebron (@lebron_jovon) February 9, 2023
— Victor Myers (@Victor_Myers18) February 9, 2023