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John Wall’s message to Rockets after buyout in advance of joining Clippers

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The Houston Rockets found a long-awaited resolution to the dilemma revolving around John Wall’s status with the team, as they came to terms with him on a buyout agreement earlier this week.

Wall was set to be owed $47.4 million for the upcoming new season, but he opted to take $6.5 million less in order to become a free agent. This came after the Rockets aimed to find a trade suitor for him following his call to trigger the player option in his contract.

Wall’s tenure in Houston was short-lived, but he still has much respect and appreciation for the Rockets.

On Thursday, Wall took to Twitter to offer his thanks to Houston and its fans after spending a pair of seasons in the organization.

After a notable run with the Washington Wizards, Wall was traded by the team to the Rockets in December 2020. Injuries marred his first year in Houston as, for one, he wound up being sidelined for the season after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain injury during the second half of the campaign.

Wall ended up not playing in a single game for Houston this past year after he reportedly “rejected” the team’s attempts to limit his role to be a bench player. The Rockets welcomed offers for the five-time All-Star, but he stayed put past the NBA trade deadline.

Overall, Wall is set to join the Los Angeles Clippers on a free agent deal, while the Rockets will still have to pay him $40.866 million for the coming season.