John Wall Has "Hunger" to Get Back Into The NBA

John Wall was once one of the top point guards in the NBA, a former No. 1 overall pick (2010), and 5-time All-Star in 11 seasons. But he's currently without a job.  

The 33-year-old owns a team in the Australian league, where he was working out with some of his players this week, and told the media he still wants back in to the NBA. 

If I still have the hunger and desire to be [in the NBA], I’ll continue to chase my dream to get back in. It’s just being patient, staying ready, and just letting God do his work, and being ready whenever your name is called.

“I love the game, I still get up every morning at 6 am, work out,” he told BasketNews. “I’m still dedicated to getting back in, I think something will happen soon. For me, I still love the grind, I still love to get up and put the work in. 

Wall last played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, where he was supposed to provide a spark as a veteran point guard, but he was ultimately sent to the Houston Rockets as part of a trade, who would then waive him. Wall averaged 11.4 points and 5.2 assists in 22 minutes a game, across 34 contests in LA.  

In his 11-year career, he owns averages of 18.7 points and 8.9 assists. 

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