John Wall has endured an injury-plagued tenure with the Houston Rockets. After 9 seasons in Washington with the Wizards that saw him make five All-Star appearances, the veteran point guard has played just 40 total games since 2019. Wall missed all of the 2019-2020 season as well as the 2021-2022 campaign. However, he demonstrated an ability to still compete at a high level in 2020-2021 when he averaged 20 points and 7 assists per contest for the Houston Rockets.
But it looks as if Wall’s tumultuous time with the Rockets is coming to an end. Kelly Iko of the Athletic reports that a breakup is likely between Wall and Houston.
Sources: A breakup between John Wall and the Rockets is gaining momentum, with both sides expected to meet this week with Wall’s hope of a resolution — a trade or more likely a buyout — by the June 30 start of free agency.
The Lakers, Clippers, and Heat are reportedly interested in Wall, per Kurt Helin of Yahoo Sports,
Although fans may believe he is past his prime, it should be noted that Wall is still just 31-years old. He may have plenty left in the tank. But his production will ultimately be decided by his injury status.
If Wall can stay healthy and avoid injuries moving forward, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him produce impressive numbers. But this is a player who has missed two of the past three years with various ailments.
John Wall is expected to be traded or bought out in the coming days. Moving on from one another seems to be the best course of action for both Wall and the Rockets at this point.