John Wall, point guard for the Houston Rockets, has exercised his player option to renew one more season with the franchise at a rate of $47.4 million. The player, who does not count within the team’s plans, will continue to look for transfer scenarios in the coming weeks according to the ESPNalthough both parties have promised to reach an agreement to terminate the contract if they do not achieve a satisfactory movement for both parties.
The 31-year-old Wall came to Houston from Washington in a deal that brought Russell Westbrook to the Wizards before the 2020-2021 season. After missing the entire 2019-2020 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Wall appeared in 40 games with Houston in 2020-21 averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per match.
The Rockets bet on Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. left Wall without space in the starting lineup, and both he and the franchise approved to protect him without minutes until they find a transfer that continues without arriving for more than a year. In the last four seasons, the five-time All Star has played 113 matches out of 318 possible.