John Wall’s awkward tenure with the Houston Rockets is drawing to a close.
The Rockets have agreed to the final public takeover of Wall’s massive contract, sources told Yahoo Sports, paving the way for the five-time All-Star to revive his career with a competitive team.
Sources said Rich Paul, Wall’s agent and CEO of Clutch Sports, will meet with Rockets general manager Raphael Stone on Tuesday to finalize terms.
Sources said they expect Wall to return about $7 million in salary to the open market. He made the $47.4 million player option before the acquisition.
Sources said he will automatically become one of the top free agents in the 2022 class, although Wall plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers when the concessions are cleared.
The Rockets paid Wall Health $44.3 million to sit on the bench throughout the 2021-22 season. Wall has played less than half a season since the 2018 calendar year.
The Wall, formerly the Washington Wizards’ first overall pick, is a career pistol with 43.1% and 32.3% 3-point range. Over 613 regular season games in his career, he averaged 19.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game.
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