this is a win for Washington i feel.
Russ just had a 27-8-7 year at 47% from the field with a lower number of 3 point attempts, which is good considering he shot them at 24%. They get to pair him with Beal which is good because it was clear Wall was sick of being over taken as the franchise corner stone.
Houston gets Wall, which could be a gamble given hes had 2 years off, but imagine if he is fine ad has developed a jumpshot, which surely wouldnt be hard to do as a pro thats literally paid to do so.
I feel the gamble was worth it given that they either get a good, but not prime Wall, who will still be good for 18-4-8 alongside Harden, who wont have to change his game up much OR they get a lesser version of Wall who basically still is a serviceable starter to go alongside Harden, who would then get to dribble out shot clocks all game and shoot travel stepbacks while scoring 35ppg and carrying them to a 4 seed second round exit.
Cousins/Christian Wood will get light n easy buckets off the issues Wall/Harden create too.
Houston arent gonna be as bad as people think and Washington were stuck still and really had to take this gamble. Life is good!