By Melody Miller
Ex-Wiz star John Wall has soured on the Houston Rockets.
Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Rockets have agreed to find a new home for the point guard, with Wall planning “to not play in games for Houston this season.”
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Wall is expected to attend Rockets training camp and “remain present” around the team but won’t suit up for games.
Charania reports both the team and the player came to an agreement after “Houston officials explained to Wall the direction of the franchise and that the team wants to protect the veteran guard’s health” and that the organization “does not want to jeopardize Wall’s fitness.”
Shams adds there are no buyout plans for the two years and nearly $92 million remaining on Wall’s contract. The only other veteran point guard on the Rockets roster is D.J. Augustin, whom Houston acquired at last March’s trade deadline. Armoni Brooks also logged plenty of playing time at PG as a rookie last season. We’ll see if Houston adds additional playmakers before the start of training camp.