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For 47 million obvious reasons, John Wall picks up option with Rockets

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 07: John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets laughs prior to the game against the Miami Heat at FTX Arena on March 07, 2022 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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With all due respect to the people behind the insanely annoying Lennox/Weslend Financial radio ad, this was the biggest no-brainer in the history of mankind.

As was long expected, John Wall picked up his $47.4 million contract extension with the Rockets for next season, Shams Charania reported.

Now that the obvious is over, we can move on to the interesting part: Wall’s future.

Most likely, the Rockets will keep Wall on the books through early July for his contract, which could be used in a Russell Westbrook-sized trade. If that doesn’t work out (and it likely will not), the sides likely will agree to a buyout.

While Wall sat out every second of last season — at first agreeing to give the Rockets room to play their young stars but growing increasingly frustrated — there would be interest in Wall as a rotation guard on a veteran minimum contract.

Miami is reportedly one of those teams, and it has a long history of rehabilitating players and watching them bounce back with impressive seasons. The Los Angeles Clippers also are mentioned as having interest, their earlyexit in the play-in games showed they need more stability and playmaking at the point. Other teams likely would jump in as well. Other teams likely would jump into the mix as well.

Wall will have options — and he will be getting paid. That’s what opting in was all about.