Rockets and John Wall Plan to Part Ways

Shams Charania reported earlier today that the Houston Rockets and John Wall have initiated talks with the goal of moving the All-Star point guard. While Wall will most likely appear at training camp, the Rockets do not plan to play him once the season starts. 

Charania writes that during the meeting, the Rockets cited their desire to focus on developing their young talent this year. In addition, the Rockets stated that they do not want to jeopardize the 31-year-old's health for what will most likely be a rebuild-type situation for the team. 

While Wall, a five-time All-Star, is a certified force on the court, it's hard to blame the Rockets for wanting to concentrate of the development of their exciting young core. The Rockets landed top prospect Jalen Green this year, a player who has already shown his offensive firepower in summer league:

The decision to attempt to move Wall, or at least to not play him, signifies a marked change in direction for the Rockets, who were in limbo last year in the aftermath of the Harden trade. While the Rockets may not be in immediate playoff contention, there is no question that a roster consisting of Green, rising star Christian Wood, NBA All-Rookie First Team selection Jae'Sean Tate, and Kevin Porter Jr., who became the youngest player to ever score 50 points in the NBA last year, will be fascinating to watch.

The question now is this: which NBA team, if any, would want to trade for John Wall?

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