John Wall and the Rockets are working on finding a new home for the veteran point guard, but he said he will still be around to help mentor the younger players.
“My job is to be here with this team, stay healthy and see what the future holds,” Wall told reporters, via Kelly Iko of The Athletic.
Wall, 31, is due $91.7 million over the next two seasons. So trading him isn’t likely to be easy.
Along with that, Rockets general manager Rafael Stone said there have been no talks of a contract buyout. Stone and the Rockets have been in constant contact with Wall, though, per Iko.
“In terms of our communication it’s been easy,” Stone said. “The challenge was what works for everyone long term. It’s not like our communication ends today.”
Wall has been linked to the Clippers, Heat, Pistons and 76ers, among others. He said he has no preference or “wish list” when it comes to his next destination.
He is expected to sit until the Rockets find a taker — but that may not be for a while.
“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 and I don’t see that scenario,” NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski said on ESPN. “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.”