He was ready to play.
In his first game in more than two years, Wall showed great burst and court vision. It was like old times, which could be a huge boost to the Rockets. He finished with 22 points, nine assists, six rebounds, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Houston’s 112-119 win over the Kings.
The big question: Would Wall’s emergence persuade James Harden to drop his trade request? Probably not. But it sure doesn’t hurt. Wherever the Rockets go from here, they’re better off if Wall sustains a return to star form.