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NBA: Salary of 47.4 million a year despite taking 424 days without playing

John Wall will exercise his option to stay with the Rocketswith whom receive 47.4 million dollars next season. This has been confirmed by his agent to the journalist Shams Charania, from The Athletic. A great contract to be among the best three in the NBA despite the fact that the point guard has gone 424 days without playing a game. The last one dates from April 23, 2021.

The base signed a four-year, $171 million-plus extension with the Wizards which entered into force in the 2019-20 campaign. Since then, He has played 40 games, for which he has received 123.7 million. For every match in which he has participated he has won three million. Since 2017 he has played only 113 games out of a possible 390.

A hell of injuries

The Rockets point guard has suffered a injury hell in recent years. The knee problems they made him miss a good part of the 17-18 and 18-19 seasons. In December of the latter he underwent surgery to treat a recurring left heel pain, ending that campaign. While out, on January 29, 2019, the Wizards announced that their star had ruptured his Achilles tendon in a fall at home.

Wall missed the entire 19-20 season, in which he premiered his big contract with a salary of 38.2 million dollars. In December 2020 it was traded to the Rockets in exchange for Russell Westbrook. Debut with the Houston franchise on the last day of the year, but in that 20-21 campaign he could only play 40 games. The last one was the aforementioned April 23, 2021. He has not returned to activity in the NBA.

Only Curry has won more than him this year.

In the course finished a few days ago, Despite being healthy, he has not played a minute with the Rockets. He has won $44.3 million, the same as James Harden, second only to Stephen Curry’s $45.7. The Houston franchise agreed to trade him, but moving such a contract and with his injury history is very complicated. I did not set up any operations even though there was even Rumors of a new trade with Westbrook to end up with the Lakers. In the team they decided to give opportunities to their young people before him, who came to participate in five All Star.

The Rockets will try to trade Wall again during the summer. If they don’t, the point guard and his agent will work to reach an agreement and buy the contract so that the player is free to choose a destination.

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