John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed to work together on finding a new place for him to play.
He will not play for the Rockets this season, per @ShamsCharania
Sources: John Wall, Houston Rockets meet and mutually agree to work together on finding a new home for the five-time All-Star guard. Plan is for Wall to be present at training camp, but not play in Rockets games this season.
How John Wall pulling up to the Sixers facility
The Houston Rockets have no plans to buyout the two years and $91.7 million remaining on John Wall’s contract — including a $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season, per @ShamsCharania
John Wall still participating in the team's training camp is a key detail that I don't want to get lost in the celebration. This clearly came about because he wants to help the team and the team wants to help him as well. He's been a classy dude all around with the Rockets.
The more I think about this, what a class move by John Wall. He could easily make this situation toxic and try to force a buyout or a less desirable trade ASAP, but he's working with the #Rockets so that the parting works for everyone. Respect.
With this John Wall news, here is your 2021-2022 #Rockets starting lineup:
Kevin Porter Jr.
Even if the #Rockets struggle to find a trade partner for John Wall, having him sit out is HUGE for Kevin Porter Jr’s development as the primary PG.
It’s also ideal for Jalen Green to play his natural position at SG instead of awkwardly cramming Wall/KPJ/Green into one lineup.
With John Wall and the Rockets officially agreeing to find Wall a trade, let’s revisit his last game as Houston Rocket vs. the Clippers:
- 27 PTS
- 13 AST
- 3 REB
- 1 STL
- 2 BLK
- +6 https://t.co/KFKcl5YxHi
Why would Miami want John Wall after acquiring Kyle Lowry? Why would Detroit want John Wall when their plan is to let Cade run the offense? Seems like bad reporting.
Clippers receive: John Wall
Rockets receive: Luke Kennard, Serge Ibaka, Goran Dragic, Raptors 2RP
Raptors receive: Eric Bledsoe
Rockets buyout Dragic so he can sign with Dallas, and Ibaka so he can rehab from surgery and sign with a contender mid-season.
Philly fans, yall cool with John Wall for Ben Simmons?
NEW: Here's my initial thoughts on today's bombshell news from the #Rockets and John Wall, including why I think they're doing it and the potential timetable of any trade.
They're not going to win a John Wall trade. Goal is to get him where he wants to go without giving up picks.
John Wall and the #Rockets have agreed to work together on finding a new home for him.
The plan is for Wall to be present at training camp, but not play in Rockets games this season, per @ShamsCharania
The Pistons, Clippers, & the Heat have fielded offers, per @Mitch_Lawrence
The Rockets are discussing John Wall trades with several teams but the Pelicans are not one of them.
New Orleans has no interest in the former Wizards star, per @ScoopB
The team’s focus is on developing its young guards:
ICYMI: Mavericks cannot trade for John Wall, but his situation is worth monitoring. #MFFL #Mavs https://t.co/PhYYIHvm1T
John Wall would be perfect for the clips