John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets
John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets Getty Images | Carmen Mandato


  • The Houston Rockets have lost 11-straight games
  • The Rockets are 14th in the West with an 11-21 record
  • John Wall recorded just points in their loss to Memphis

Since dealing James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, the Houston Rockets have been a little worse for wear, so to speak.

Once perennial contenders in the loaded Western Conference, the Rockets are now second-to-the-last in the bracket with a dismal 11-21 record.

To compound their misery, they’ve lost their last 11 games--with their latest defeat being a 133-84 beatdown at the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Without newly-acquired center Christian Wood, who was playing like an All-Star before getting hurt, John Wall has been carrying the offensive load for the Rockets,

However, it just hasn’t been enough. Wall himself admits that he needs to be better in order for the Rockets to return to their winning ways.

Speaking to the media following their blowout loss to the Grizzlies, Wall expressed his displeasure at the Rockets’ current misfortunes.

“This sh*it is a*s, terrible. We’ve lost 11 games, not winning games is bad,” a candid Wall said.

“A lot of [the] losses is us not competing every night, and some of the ones, we’re just not making shots. We can deal with those ones, but those ones when we’re not competing, that’s something we can’t accept, that’s my job to play better, and like I said I’ve got to continue to play better and be better for us,” he continued.

Wall came to the Rockets in a trade with the Washington Wizards during the offseason. The franchise had hoped that his arrival would sway Harden to play out the season on Houston.

Harden would eventually force the Rockets to trade him to Brooklyn later in the season.

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball defended by John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball defended by John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards Getty Images | Tim Warner

Speaking of Wall, the five-time All-Star had quite the peculiar stat line in their loss to Memphis.

In almost 27 minutes of action, Wall scored 14 points on 4-16 from the field and nothing else. He recorded no rebounds, no assists, no steals, and no blocks.

According to StatMuse, Wall was the first player to record a 10/0/0/0/0/0 stat line on 25% shooting or worse since JR Smith in 2012. He was also the first starter to do so since 1985.

With Wall looking like the only star that can consistently stay on the court for Houston, it looks like they're in for a long, long season.