John Wall hasn’t played very much basketball over the past few years, and he may be set to miss another entire season.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets currently have no plans to play Wall this season.
“There are no plans for John Wall to play for the Rockets, and it’s becoming increasingly likely that John Wall may not play anywhere in the NBA this season,” Wojnarowski said.
It’s been a tough go of it for Wall the past few seasons, not playing more than 41 games since the 2016-17 season and missing the entirety of the 2019-20 season due to an Achilles injury.
Wall has only played 40 games since being traded from the Washington Wizards to the Rockets, and in those games for Houston, he had mixed results. Wall managed to average 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game but did so shooting just 40.4 percent from the field and averaging 3.8 turnovers per game.
Wojnarowski reports that the biggest reason for the lack of interest in Wall around the league is his massive contract. Wall is currently in the third year of his four-year, $171 million contract extension. Wall reportedly has no interest in a buyout and it looks like he has no intention of giving back the $90 million he is still owed before he becomes a free agent in 2023.
The Rockets have not started the season well, currently holding the second-worst record in the NBA of 1-10.