On a recent podcast episode, Chris Manix of Sports Illustrated said that he has been told that there is zero traction on a trade for John Wall.
He went on by saying: “I was texting with a bunch of different executives this morning talking about Wall. Like what do you think the interest is like? ‘Nope, not we’re not interested. I mean, the guy is an injury issue and we’d be interested after the buyout, but not under his current contract.’ So he is probably going to sit out the entire season.”
John Wall and the Rockets have been spending time this season looking for a new home for the once all-star point guard but to no avail.
According to Spotrac, Wall is making around 41 million dollars this season, and this will increase to 44 million next year. He will then have a player option in 2022 and is guaranteed to be an unrestricted free agent by the year 2023. This contract is awful for the Rockets. Wall has a deep injury history and is not playing for the team as they have tried to find him a new home.
Yet, the Rockets’ attempts to trade Wall have been futile. Ever since acquiring him in December 2020, Wall has only played 40 games for the Rockets. He has averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists, but injuries have sidelined him and made him seemingly unwanted by teams across the NBA.