The Houston Rockets had an excellent offseason, drafting a handful of core pieces for their future and taking a step in the right direction in their rebuild. As they continue to acquire young talent, the veterans on the team begin to fit less on the roster.
As Houston prioritizes developing their prospects, there are several guys in their thirties that are better fit in other situations around the league. One of those players is John Wall, who will only take playing time away from guys like Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green in the backcourt.
As first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Wall and the Rockets met and have mutually agreed to work together on finding a new home for the veteran guard. As of now, the plan is for Wall to attend training camp, but he won’t play in Rockets games this season.
Wall still has roughly $91.7 million remaining on his contract over the next two years, but there’s no interest in a buyout at this time according to Charania.
It appears as of now, Wall won’t be playing in an NBA game this season until it’s in another team’s jersey. Last season with the Rockets, he averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game while shooting 31.7 percent from deep.