Houston Rockets defender John Wall used his player option under his current contract and updated directly with the franchise for a year and $ 47 million. Shams Charania, a reporter for The Athletic, learned that the player’s manager had submitted the decision to The Rockets on Tuesday (21).
THE player optionas the feature is known, it allows the athlete to choose whether to extend the contract for another season (without the need for negotiation) or to become an independent agent.
Despite the renovation, Wall’s stay in Houston seems impossible. The experienced goalkeeper has been looking for business throughout the 2021-22 season, but the team has failed to find a viable destination. Because it is a rebuilt team, which precedes the minutes of the young players, the focus now is on Rocket continuing to look for a deal for that player. The main thing about Texas, however, is the draft of choice.
Based on the pattern seen in recent months, some participants in the league seem reluctant to involve them in the activity, and the most appropriate option may be a purchase. In that case, Wall would be released by the Rockets, who would offer to pay the amount of the contract that expires until next season, when the athlete could sign another team on a senior contract contract – around $ 2.6 million, based on years of experience in the league.
The stock market, however, becomes more active after the last trading day. With Houston having to seek compensation from point guard, it is likely that Wall will not get a speed change until after February 10, thus missing a good part of the regular season if he does not play for the Rockets. Some teams have already expressed an interest in the goalkeepers, amid growing rumors from Los Angeles’ two Lakers and Clippers.
Wall joined Rocket in December 2020, involved in the business that brought Russell Westbrook to the Wizards of Washington. At Houston, he played in 40 games, with an average of 20.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.2 points. After missing the entire 2019-20 season due to injury, the goalkeeper confirmed he could still play at a good level, but shortly after this season, he clashed with the team and was out of every regular match.
First, Wall asked to be traded and not to go to court until the change took place. He then asked to return, but the condition was set by the team that he should have a few minutes off the bench. It did not happen either, and the player missed his full second season of work. In the last five campaigns, he has played only 113 matches.
Organized in the top spot by the Wizards in 2010, Wall spent ten years in DC before moving to Texas. During that period, he was an All-Star five times and played four qualifying matches. Despite living with physical problems for a while, point guards can be a great addition to the teams of teams competing after the season.
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