Reports: Rockets probably won’t trade or buy out John Wall until next summer
John Wall and the Rockets agreed to work together to find a new team for the point guard. Wall will even sit out games until a resolution is reached.
But there’s apparently no rush.
So no trade before the trade deadline and no buyout until next offseason? Will Wall sit out the whole season?
Even if a team needs help at point guard, it will be difficult to match Wall’s $44,310,840 salary in a trade. And teams will be loathe to take on the $47,366,760 he’s due the following season.
I wouldn’t rule out a buyout sooner, particularly after the trade deadline. Teams often say a buyout won’t happen… right until the moment a buyout actually happens.
But everyone is at least talking about Wall remaining with Houston for quite a while.