On Sunday Houston Rockets guard John Wall met with team general manager Rafael Stone and head coach Stephen Silas to express a desire to return to action.
Up to this point, Wall has been sidelined while Houston brass looked for a possible trade. Unfortunately, given his hefty $44.3 million salary – moving the 31-year-old has been difficult.
This weekend Wall made a pretty simple demand to Stone and Silas.
Now the ball is in their court.
According to NBA insider Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, three teams are currently “eyeing the situation” that is unfolding between Wall and the Rockets. If they ultimately agree to part ways, the aforementioned teams would be interested in adding him to their rosters.
John Wall wants to play and there are three teams interested if he + Houston decide to part ways.
— Bally Sports (@BallySports) November 23, 2021
“Will the Rockets and Wall part ways?” Robinson openly pondered. “I’m told that if that happens there are 3 teams who are eyeing the situation, and that includes the Miami Heat, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Los Angeles Clippers.”
Last season Wall averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. In the right situation, he can be very productive. It’s just a matter of landing in that right situation.
Paulina Gretzky knows what she’s doing. https://t.co/mx5KTZLgZe
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 29, 2021
The Rockets have been very open about the fact that they are desperate to trade Wall. That being said, only one credible blockbuster trade possibility involving him has come up. And if the Los Angeles Lakers don’t eventually bite, there is a good chance Houston will have no takers for their veteran guard.
But if a trade doesn’t ultimately occur, then it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see Wall land on one of the aforementioned squads.