KEY POINTS

  • John Wall's current contract is standing in the way for teams to acquire him
  • Wall is likely to be offered a lowered salary if he decides to opt-out
  • His history of injuries is also a concern to determine the right salary he should be getting

John Wall has yet to see a single minute this NBA season as the former Slam Dunk champion patiently waits for a team to absorb his hefty contract that has about $91 million left.

This was already foreseen considering most teams are wary of taking in a huge contract of the 31-year-old who has had a history of injuries.

According to sources cited by Shams Charania of The Athletic, there are multiple teams interested in the five-time All-Star.

However, most are only willing to move forward if the Rockets will buy out Wall.

With the said condition, the chances of seeing Wall see some NBA action this season is now getting highly unlikely.

Teams who may consider the top pick of the 2010 NBA Draft will likely wait for a better opportunity and steer clear from inheriting Wall’s current contract.

At this rate, Wall can only hope the something goes down by the NBA trade deadline.

If no deal is struck and the Houston Rockets standing firm, his best chance is probably the offseason.

Wall has a player option next offseason, something he could get out of. But this will also depend on how he analyzes the interest in his services.

The unnamed teams are likely to want a price-friendly deal, something that may get the All-Star guard thinking.

The 6-foot-3 guard may pick up the player option and take the $47 million left in his current deal.

But unless he leaves the Rockets, Wall will likely remain in the same predicament and then wait on offers.

The interest may be flattering, but unless financial figures are crunched in his current deal, NBA fans should not expect to see Wall back on the floor anytime soon.

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