2 superstars John Wall believes should have been Washington Wizards

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On Wall's podcast, Point Game, which premiered in February, co-host C.J. Toledano delivered a question from a fan during the show's mailbag segment, asking if the rumors about DMV native Kevin Durant considering returning home to join the Wizards in 2016 were true. Wall's answer was simple: "No." John shared that he did not believe KD was interested in coming to the District but said if he had, they likely would have won an NBA championship together.

While discussing adding a superstar-caliber player, Wall divulged that he wanted Sheppard and the Wizards front office to make a bid at acquiring Paul George during that same timeframe.

"I felt like in that same year we tried to get KD, I felt like we should have tried to get Paul George because that was the year Paul George was leaving Indiana and went to OKC. And, I think if we would have pushed for that, it would have happened because he respected me, he respected Brad [Beal], and we battled against them a couple times."

John Wall from the "Point Game" podcast

In July of 2017, the Indiana Pacers traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The following summer, George inked a four-year max contract with the Thunder worth $136.9 million.

John Wall wanted the Wizards to trade for Paul George

During the season that preceded George's summer blockbuster trade deal, the Wizards went 49-33, their best record since 1978-79, when they had appeared in the NBA Finals against the Seattle SuperSonics. However, Wall and the 2016-17 Wizards were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in seven games by the Boston Celtics.

If the Wizards were committed to winning with that team, a deal to acquire PG13 could have been the move to set them up as serious contenders. Although the following season would turn out to be the fourth consecutive rematch of the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, a Wizards core of Wall, Beal, and George would have had plenty of firepower to attempt to knock off the favorites.

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