Superstar Guard John Wall, Houston Rockets Working Towards a Trade
John Wall’s playing days appear to be over in Houston.
As Wall is set to enter his 12th NBA season, the Rockets and the superstar point guard have begun to work together on finding a suitable trade partner.
According to sources close to the situation, the Rockets have notified Wall that he will remain present with the team entering training camp but will not appear in any games. The Rockets are at the start of what looks to be a lengthy rebuild after spending the majority of the past decade as perennial playoff team.
“He’s been a rock for us,” a Rockets source said on Wall who has remained supportive of the franchise its recent struggles. “He’s been great since he got here.”
With the influx of youth on the roster, Wall is very clearly a poor fit and the Rockets are hoping to help him land on a competitive team. While there have not been any buyout plans at this time, Wall comes with a pretty steep price tag of $91.7 million owed over the next two seasons.
The 31-year old guard returned after missing the entirety of the 2019-20 season recovering from hip and Achilles surgery, and averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers are two teams that may look to make a push for Wall.