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Rockets PG John Wall’s true place in Houston after season-ending injury

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The season of John Wall is over after the Houston Rockets shut him down due to a season-ending hamstring injury. Nevertheless, this has and will not stop the 30-year-old guard from continuing to serve as a veteran leader, mentor, and guide for the young Rockets.

Via Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic:

Wall doesn’t have much incentive to fully commit himself to a tanking organization like the Rockets, especially at this point of his career. The Rockets’ point guard can opt to sit at home if he wants to and not care about a team that will likely not have him as part of its future plans.

Nevertheless, Wall is still making the most of his situation and extending his guidance and leadership to a young squad that needs it. That’s great professionalism and maturity from the 2010 no. 1 overall pick.

After missing the entire 2019-20 season due to a torn Achilles, John Wall came back this year looking to make a statement. The 6-foot-4 guard looked like he never lost a step and still showed the same explosiveness he possessed back in his prime with the Washington Wizards.

Still, he struggled with various injuries throughout the campaign and was in and out of the lineup. With his season coming to a close early, Wall averaged 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists in 40 games in his debut campaign with Houston.

The Rockets would ideally want to get something in return for Wall as they look toward the future. However, at 30 and just coming off one of the worst injuries in all sports, many view Wall’s contract as one of the worst in the league. After this season, Wall is still owed $91.7 million over the next two years, with the latter being a player option.