Rockets’ John Wall Expected To Exercise Option, Likely Open To Buyout

Rockets point guard John Wall is expected to exercise his $47.4 million player option this summer after missing the entire season, per Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.John Wall

Wall stayed sideline after he and the Rockets agreed to seek a trade before things even tipped off. The Rockets engaged with the Lakers on a possible Wall-Russell Westbrook swap, before deciding against it ahead of the February deadline.

Perhaps such a deal will be discussed this offseason — as the Rockets will again look to trade Wall, according to Scotto.

If the Rockets are unable to trade Wall, his representatives at Klutch Sports are expected to be open to discussing a contract buyout, Scotto added. As is always the case in these situations, Wall would like to play for a contender.

Wall, 31, appeared in 40 games last season, his first with the Rockets, averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists. Along the way, he proved to be a leader and a true professional in a losing situation.

He did not play the year before that after suffering a left heel/Achilles infection. In all, he has played just 72 games over the previous four seasons.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Wall spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Wizards.

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