John Wall will continue to play for the Houston Rockets for now. Unlike his advisor Rich Paul The Athletic confirmed that the point guard took advantage of his player.
The move isn’t surprising, as Wall will take home $47,366,760 in salary next season. Money he would never get as an unrestricted free agent.
Wall did not play a game for the Rockets last season. The two sides agreed to explore a possible trade before the start of the season as Houston prioritizes the development of young guards Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green.
Before the 2022 deadline, there was talk of a trade between Wall and Russell Westbrook, but the Lakers reportedly didn’t want to give up an extra first-round pick. The purchase also fell through because Wall wasn’t interested in parting with the money.
The former No. 1 pick was therefore looking forward to playing in the NBA starting with the 2020/21 season. However, it is unclear whether Wall will start the new season with the Rockets. According to the report, both sides want to find a solution to the difficult situation “in the near future”.
Because of the extremely high salary, each trade will likely only find a buyer if there are one or two assets attached that the team currently undergoing conversion is not interested in. Wall himself wants out loud The hype of the hoop likes to play a role in a winning team.