Houston Rockets guard John Wall has exercised his $47.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season, Shams Charania has reported. The journalist from The Athletic He has added that franchise and player will work together to solve their future.
The Rockets acquired the five-time All-Star and a 2023 first-round pick (lottery-protected) in December 2020 from the Washington Wizards in exchange for Russell Westbrook.
Since then, Wall has only played 40 games with the Texas franchise jersey, in which he has averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 1.1 steals. The base has spent the last season blank while the Rockets looked for a way to release him, but they could not close any agreement.
According to reports at the time, Wall informed the Rockets in November that he wanted to return to the team’s discipline as the starting point guard, but remained on the sidelines by not agreeing to come off the bench.
It should be noted that Wall was this course the second highest paid player in the entire NBA after pocketing 44.4 million. Only Stephen Curry, brand new NBA champion and Finals MVP, received a higher salary.
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