Houston Rockets and John Wall are willing to work together and find new home for the veteran guard this season, however the trade demand may be low for the former All-Star guard.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who appeared in SportsCenter this week, Houston is unlikely to find a good trade deal for Wall.
(via Larry Brown Sports):
“I think trading John Wall, with two years left and over $90 million, is almost impossible unless the Rockets all of a sudden decide that they’re willing to attach a number of first round picks,” Woj said.
“I don’t see that scenario. I think he’s going to be in Houston a while unless he’s willing to take money and agree to a buyout, but he doesn’t want to do that right now,” the NBA insider continued.
Before his return last season, the five-time All-Star missed two consecutive years of action due to multiple foot injuries. He somewhat salvaged his value by averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists in 40 appearances with the Rockets.
Wall is not part of Houston’s long-term plans that include rookies like Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun, Usman Garuba and young players, like Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr.
It will not make sense for the Rockets, who are still in rebuilding state, to lose future picks just to unload Wall’s contract. So, both sides could work on a buyout, even though Wall does not want to do this right now.