At one time eons ago, Houston Rockets guard John Wall was among the best players in the NBA. The former No. 1 pick of the Washington Wizards earned five consecutive All-Star appearances in D.C. from 2013-18, making his mark around the Association.
Due to a combination of different injuries, Wall has seen his career derailed big time since. He’s now slated to miss the final 11 games of the 2020-21 campaign to a hamstring injury.
Acquired from Washington in the offseason trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the nation’s capital, Wall had already missed north of 20 games during the truncated campaign to injury.
The 30-year-old point guard played in a combined 73 games over the previous three seasons, primarily due to an Achilles injury he suffered as a member of the Wizards.
John Wall will finish his first stint with the Rockets averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 assists on 40% shooting from the field in 40 games.
As for Houston, the team currently boasts the worst record in the Western Conference at 15-46. It also owes Wall north of $90 million over the next two seasons. Perhaps, a buyout could be in the cards this coming summer.