John Wall revealed that he knew Kevin Durant would not sign with the Washington Wizards in 2016.
The wizards were one of the teams interested in signing Durant, but the latter decided to join the Golden State Warriors.
“We felt we wouldn’t get Kevin just because we knew and thought ahead. Okay, we know Kevin doesn’t come here, so just keep the core we have. We have a great core with Trevor Ariza and all the boys we had, don’t get me wrong, Paul was great for us.
Paul Pierce was great for us, but we just felt the way we did Trevor and how he shot the ball and things and how he defended. He was the perfect person we needed for LeBron [James]. Although no one will stop LeBron, he made it difficult for LeBron.
One thousand percent. We still think about it today (separation from Ariza). I think that was the biggest piece we lost, ”Wall said about Chase Hughes from NBC Sports Washington.