The former All-Star hasn’t played a game for the team in over a season but he’s still on its roster and he’s getting paid handsomely.
But it seems very likely that he won’t be on their payroll for much longer.
Five-time All-Star John Wall has exercised his $47.4 million player option with the Houston Rockets. As reported on @hoopshype in April, the Rockets will look to trade Wall. If he’s not moved this summer, his agency, Klutch Sports, will work towards a buyout agreement. https://t.co/nTjfpIAK00
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 21, 2022
Wall just exercised his massive $47.4 million player option with the Rockets, which you would think means he’s committed to the squad.
But in reality, the team is hard at work trying to find a way to trade Wall.
If they can’t, his agency is going to put together a buyout agreement for Wall.
In other words, his days with Houston are numbered and it remains to be seen where he will land.
Where Will Wall Roll?
When healthy, Wall is still a talented player.
Some people forget that the reason he didn’t play this past season had nothing to do with his health but his happiness on the Rockets.
As the team changed its focus to younger talent like Jalen Green, Wall didn’t have a prominent role in the lineup.
Rather than be a bench player, he decided to sit out the rest of the season.
That means he’s been making a ton of money for doing nothing.
All of this – and his gigantic contract – means that a lot of teams are timid to sign Wall.
But if they do, they’ll get someone who can be scoring double-digits every game and is a proven assist pro.
Still, it’s hard to imagine many teams leaping at the chance to sign him, as he is now 31 years old.
There was talk about the Lakers trading Russell Westbrook for Wall but that plan seems to have fizzled out.
Therefore, Wall’s future in the league is very murky right now.