John Wall’s strange tenure with the Houston Rockets is coming to an end.
Sources told Sportzshala Sports that the Rockets have agreed to buy out Wall’s massive contract over the past year, paving the way for the five-time All-Star to resurrect his career with a competitive team.
Wall’s agent Rich Paul, CEO of Klutch Sports, is meeting with Rockets general manager Rafael Stone on Tuesday to agree terms, the sources said.
Wall is expected to return roughly $7 million in salaries to go public, the sources said. He received his $47.4 million player option prior to buyout.
He will be one of the best free agents in the class of 2022, sources say, although Wall is set to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Rockets paid a healthy Wall $44.3 million to sit on the bench for the entire 2021–22 season. Wall has played less than half of the season since calendar year 2018.
Wall, the former No. 1 draft pick by the Washington Wizards, has shot 43.1% of shots and 32.3% of rangers in his career. In 613 regular season games during his career, he averaged 19.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game.