The Houston Rockets will have played the entire 2021-22 NBA season without former All-Star John Wall receiving even a second of playing time. The original expectation was for the rebuilding Rockets to facilitate a trade to send him to a team that wanted to give him playing time — no team decided to pursue a deal given his massive salary.
Both the Rockets and Wall need to find a resolution in the offseason. There’s no sense in paying a supermax salary to a player who isn’t going to play. There’s also no reason for Wall to be sitting out multiple seasons despite being fully healthy.
According to HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, John Wall plans to exercise his $47.4 million player option in the offseason. The Rockets are expected to look for a trade for Wall after he picks up his option.