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Knicks, Rockets interested in swap of former All-Star players?

John Wall in a suit

Two of Jeff Van Gundy’s old teams may find themselves linking up via trade.

Bleacher Report’s A. Sherrod Blakely reported this week that the Houston Rockets could have a potential trade partner for John Wall in the New York Knicks, who might be looking to deal Kemba Walker.

The Rockets and the Knicks are in a very similar pickle with their respective former All-Star point guards. The former continues to sit out Wall while they unsuccessfully search for a trade. As for the latter, they just pulled Walker from the rotation, signaling that he is not part of their future plans.

Matching salaries could be difficult though with two years and $91 million left on Wall’s contract but two years and just $18 million on Walker’s. But both players seem to be rather disgruntled with the status quo right now, so a general framework based around swapping headaches with one another could make some sense for the Rockets and Knicks.

Nov 8, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) walks on the court after the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports


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