The player sat the entire last season out and only participated in 40 games in the 2020-21 season.
Just recently though, Wall exercised his $47 million player option with the Rockets for the 2022-23 season, although it’s unlikely he’ll stick around.
The Rockets could use him though because the statistics prove that he is still a special talent when he’s healthy and able to play.
John Wall the last time he played a full season (78 games):
10.7 APG (2nd in the NBA)
2.0 SPG (1st in the NBA)
The Wizards were 4th in the East. pic.twitter.com/41sUDBDzQL
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 21, 2022
When Wall last played a full season, he averaged 23.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game.
Those assists made him second in the NBA, while his 2 steals a game ranked first among all other league players.
So the numbers speak for themselves: Wall is an All-Star for a reason.
The Great Wall
The five-time All-Star first got his start in the NBA with the Washington Wizards.
There he helped that team rank high in the Eastern Conference standings.
But things changed when he was sent away to the Rockets.
Wall had missed a lot of time due to injury and the Rockets shut him down early in the 2020-21 season in order to keep him healthy and retain a high trade value.
Therefore, both the Rockets and Wall agreed that he would sit out the 2020-21 season as Houston looked for a trade partner.
That partner would never come.
Even though Wall just signed his player option, the team is still looking for teams to take him.
There don’t seem to be a lot of front offices knocking down Houston’s door for Wall but maybe they should look at his past performance and reconsider that.