John Wall opts in on his Rockets contract for next season

2022-06-21 20:32
Credit: AP – Scanpix
Credit AP – Scanpix

Houston Rockets guard John Wall did not play a single game with the team last season as the two sides failed to come to an agreement on a role.

This led to speculation that the All-Star would either be bought out or dealt ahead of the February 10 NBA trade deadline. That never came to fruition. Facing a deadline later this month to exercise his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season, Wall has reportedly done just that.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wall and the Rockets are now working together on a resolution in the near future. 

John Wall

John  Wall
Team: Houston Rockets
Position: PG
Age: 31
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 89 kg
Birth place: United States of America

Once one of the better players in the NBA, the 31-year-old Wall has seen injuries derail his career. He’s played in a total of 72 games since the end of the 2017-18 season.

Although Wall is now officially under contract for 2022-23, it’s unlikely that he’ll spend another full season under contract with the Rockets and away from the team. Wall last suited up for the Rockets in 2020-21, when he averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in 40 games.

Last season, though, Wall sat out as the Rockets tried to facilitate a trade, while a dispute developed over the guard's role if he did return to the court.

Over nine NBA seasons, with all but 40 games with the Wizards, Wall has averaged 19.1 points with 9.1 rebounds in 613 games. His $47.4 million salary in 2022-23 is the final season of a four-year, $117.1-million deal he signed with the Wizards before the 2019-20 season.



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