Report: John Wall Likely To Sit Out Entire Season


After finally returning to the NBA last season after a nearly two-year absence, John Wall proved he still had plenty left in the tank, putting up 20.6 points and 6.9 assists for the Houston Rockets in 40 games. 

Now it appears that the 31-year-old will have to sit out yet another full season. 

Before the season began, Wall and the Rockets mutually agreed that a trade to a contending team was in his best interests, and he wouldn't play until such an eventuality took place. 

But Wall's $44M contract this season has made a trade virtually impossible to pull off. Now, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, it's simply not in the plans for Wall to play at all this season.

Woj said it's becoming "increasingly likely" that Wall will not land with another team, due to the prohibitive cost of his salary—especially for a player who hasn't been able to stay healthy over the past five years.

He hasn't played a full season since 2016-17, when the 6-time All-Star put up 23 points and 10.7 assists per game for the Washington Wizards. Since then, Wall has had six surgeries due to a collection of 7 knee injuries, plus heel and Achilles problems. He's only played in 36% of his teams' games, and only 40 games last season for Houston.

Now, with $44M owing this year, and another $47M next season, when he'll be back on the court is anyone's guess.

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