DC mayor gives no hints about her thoughts on the John Wall trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Wizards shocked the NBA world Wednesday evening, shipping franchise pillar and former No. 1 overall pick John Wall to the Houston Rockets along with a protected first-round pick in exchange for former MVP Russell Westbrook.
It was a move that sent shockwaves across the D.C. area, though apparently not enough to catch the attention of a busy Mayor Muriel Bowser. Speaking to reporters Thursday about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bowser was asked for her thoughts on the Wizards’ decision to ship Wall out of the District.
If Bowser did have any opinions about the deal, she wasn’t sharing them up on the podium. Wall developed a relationship with D.C. over his 10 years with the Wizards, engaging in numerous charity efforts often directed at helping the southeast region of the city. His absence will be felt by both fans attending games and residents who looked to him for help during times of need.
The Wizards will now turn to Westbrook and fellow star guard Bradley Beal to help them return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season.