REPORT: Rockets, John Wall agree to search for trade partner
The Houston Rockets are going to look quite different when the season rolls around. With a ton of young talent on the roster, it looks like John Wall will be on his way out at some point. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Rockets and Wall agreed to search for a trade partner, and the veteran point guard won’t play for the time being.
“After meeting and seeing eye-to-eye on the direction of the Houston Rockets, the franchise and John Wall have agreed on working together to find a new home for the five-time All-Star guard, sources tell The Athletic.”
The plan–for now–is for Wall to attend training camp and be present, but the Rockets organization told Wall that their franchise is headed in another direction and now will search for a viable trade partner for the 12-year NBA veteran.
Wall came over last year as part of the Russell Westbrook trade with the Washington Wizards, and now both Wall and Westbrook will be playing elsewhere after spending just one season each with their new employers.
John Wall’s contract is a big one and there are no talks of a buyout plan.
Sources said there are no buyout plans on the two years and $91.7 million remaining on Wall’s contract — including a $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season. Story: https://t.co/oKzzdKR2zt https://t.co/dYQm533ZyF
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 14, 2021
So, the Rockets will search for a trade partner, although with a contract of that size, it might be difficult to get much in return for the veteran.