This season has been pretty rocky for the Houston Rockets’ John Wall, and it seems he’s ready for a change. According to recent reports, the NBA point guard exercised his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season.
According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, Wall’s time in Houston is coming to an end despite his contract status. The Rockets are currently seeking trade scenarios, but if they fail to find a fitting swap, they’ll work with Wall on a contract buyout.
This turn of events isn’t a huge shocker, considering how Wall’s most recent season with Houston turned out. He didn’t make any appearances with the team this year, after his 2020-2021 was cut short due to a hamstring strain.
Wall joined the Houston Rockets in 2020, after being traded by the Washington Wizards for Russell Westbrook. He had some memorable moments, such as logging his first triple-double since 2016 and averaging 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds across 40 games in 2020-21.
Before coming to Houston, Wall spent the first ten years of his professional NBA career with the Wizards, where he became a five-time NBA All-Star. His career slowed down after an Achilles tear, which forced him to miss the entire 2019-20 season and eventually led to his trade to the Rockets.