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According to Mike Scotto, John Wall will exercise his $47.4 million player option with the Rockets next season.
Wall will exercise his $47.4 million player option with the Rockets next season, marking his third season with the team. The team is expected to negotiate a buy-out with Wall's agent, Klutch Sport, which represents several of the top NBA players in the league including LeBron James. Wall turns 32 in September. He’s healthy. I’ve heard he’d like to be on a winning team and have a role.
According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, John Wall was spotted training in Miami but remains away from the team.
Reports came out in November that Wall had the possibility to rejoin the Rockets after sitting out the past few months of 2021-2022. Talks between the organization and Wall broke down leading to him remaining on the sidelines for what looks to be the remainder of the season. The veteran continues to train in hopes and an NBA comeback but will remain halted due to his current contract with the team.
John Wall will continue to sit out the season after expressing his desire to play and start for the Rockets.
The John Wall- Rockets dispute has taken another turn with the point guard requesting to play and start for the team. The Rockets were willing to trade him but have not been able to find a trade partner. Wall carries a hefty contract and both parties will have to make this relationship work moving forward. Expect the point guard to possibly come off the bench for the Rockets this season.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets and John Wall are in talks to try and bring the star guard back to the active roster. The original plan was that Wall was to sit out the entire 2021-2022 season.
After initial reports early this season that Wall would sit out the entire 2021-2022 season, reports are now stating he and the Rockets camp are working towards trying to bring the veteran back to the active roster. With a rash of injuries including one to guard Jalen Green, the Rockets may look to Wall for veteran leadership on the floor with so much organizational disfunction.
Rockets PG John Wall (hamstring) is being shut down for the remainder of the season due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain.
With the Rockets out of playoff contention, they’ll look to their young guys to contribute down the stretch. Congratulations to all those who picked up Kevin Porter Jr. earlier in the season. It looks like he’ll take over as the primary ball-handler and secondary scorer behind just Christian Wood to end the season. Jae’Sean Tate is another beneficiary of Wall being out for the remainder of the season.