Update: It looks like the Rockets and Wall cannot agree on a suitable role for the point guard in his desire to return to the floor. Wall will continue to sit out games, even as Houston wants him to come off the bench. Wall wants to start, and be the centerpiece of the offense as he ultimately likely wants to land some type of trade deal this season.
Sources: Rockets five-time All-Star John Wall will continue to sit games after he told team officials his desire is to play, start games and compete to maintain role. Houston wants Wall to come off the bench.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 28, 2021
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Wall has also posted this video on his Instagram. This is turning into a tough situation for the Rockets.
The Houston Rockets are working with John Wall to have the point guard return to the court, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Wall has been a healthy scratch as it was previously reported he and the team were working on a trade. The point guard has apparently changed his mind and will likely be on the court soon.
The Rockets are at the bottom of the league, so Wall’s decision likely has to do with the guard trying to boost his trade value. There obviously haven’t been many deals coming in for Wall over the first month of the season, and that’s largely due to him sitting on the bench. Wall has suffered some serious injuries in the past and has a huge contract, so trading for him would be tough when organizations haven’t seen him in action.