John Wall won’t play again this season. The Houston Rockets point guard will be sidelined for the remainder of the year because of a hamstring tweak, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Wall averaged 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game through 40 games with Houston after being traded by the Washington Wizards over the offseason. Now he’ll pass on ball-handling responsibilities to Houston’s youth.
The Rockets are looking to get younger, and former Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. is poised to take over Wall’s starting point guard spot. The 20-year-old lefty is averaging 15.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game but struggled to excel when playing alongside Wall. He’ll now get a chance to act as Houston’s primary playmaker and should help Christian Wood carry the scoring load as well.
Houston isn’t built to win many games down the stretch, but KPJ’s fantasy basketball floor should spike for the rest of the regular season.