Point Guard John Wall will exercise his player option with the Houston Rockets for the upcoming NBA season. The player option will pay him $47.4 million next season and he was expected to opt into the final year of his contract. Wall and Houston are expected to work on some type of agreement to end Wall’s tenure with the team. A buyout at this time seems more likely than a trade to another team. The goal will be to get the veteran point guard to a situation that suits him more.
Houston Rockets’ John Wall’s agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, has informed the organization that the guard exercised his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2022
This past season with the Houston Rockets John Wall did not play for the team while he sat out. The year before in 40 games he averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game. There is still clearly value and desire from Wall to play in the NBA. A likely scenario seems to be him and the team reaching a buyout that would allow him to sign with a team that is contending for the NBA Playoffs or even the NBA Finals.
John Wall has had a solid career:
Will a contender trade for him? pic.twitter.com/pfWsS5JtYF
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 21, 2022
The veteran point guard has had setbacks due to injuries and the desire for the Rockets to play and develop their prospects. A mutual parting seems ideal for both sides now that John Wall is in his final year under contract. Hopefully, he will get to play this season. We here at Def Pen Sports will continue to update the story as decisions are made between the two sides.