Report: Rockets, John Wall heading toward split
While trade packages involving Wall have been discussed, he'll likely have the remainder of his contract bought out. Wall recently exercised his $47.4-million player option for the 2022-23 season.
The 31-year-old floor general hasn't played for Houston since April 23, 2021. He only appeared in 40 games during the 2020-21 season before sitting out the entirety of 2021-22 while the Rockets looked to move him, which proved challenging because of his contract.
The Rockets are set to enter another rebuilding year, albeit with a fresh crop of young talents following the 2022 draft. Houston selected Auburn forward Jabari Smith with the No. 3 pick and also acquired defensive stalwart Tari Eason and guard TyTy Washington. They're set to join a young core headlined by last year's No. 2 pick, Jalen Green.
Houston finished the 2021-22 season with the NBA's worst record at 20-62.
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