Chen John Wall signed one extension for four seasons and just over 171 million dollars with the Wizardsfew thought that this contract was going to become one of the most toxic in NBA history. It entered into force in the 2019-20 campaign. Since then, the base, now in the Rocketshas disputed 40 games, for which he has received 123.7 million. For each game played, he has won three million. Y, segn Hoopshype, is going to exercise his player option to earn 47.3 million next season.
In addition to those mentioned, there are more chilling facts surrounding the Wall contract. Since 2017 he has played only 113 games out of 390 possible. Are less than those disputed by Dirk Nowitzki (128) in the same period of time, but keep in mind that the German player retired in 2019.
The Rockets point guard has been plagued by injuries for years. The knee problems they made him miss a good part of the 17-18 and 18-19 seasons. In December of the latter he underwent surgery to treat a recurring left heel pain, ending that campaign. While out, on January 29, 2019, the Wizards announced that their star had ruptured his Achilles tendon in a fall at home. The real hell began.
Wall missed the entire 19-20 academic year, in which He premiered his contract with a salary of 38.2 million dollars. In December 2020 it was sent to Houston in exchange for Russell Westbrook. He debuted with the Rockets on the last day of the year, but in that 20-21 campaign he could only play 40 games. The last one was on April 23, 2021. It will be a year soon. And the point guard has never set foot on an NBA court again.
Blank despite being healthy
This season, already healthy, He has not played a minute with the Rockets despite being the second highest paid player in the League. He has won $44.3 millionthe same as James Hardensecond only to the 45,7 de Stephen Curry. The Houston franchise agreed to trade him, but moving such a contract and with his injury history is complicated. He did not set up any operation despite the fact that there were even rumors of a new trade with Westbrook to end up in the Lakers. In the team they decided to give opportunities to their young people before him, who came to participate in five All Star.
next season, Wall, with his 47.3 million dollars salary, will once again be in the Top 3 highest paid in the NBA. Once again, the Rockets will try to get rid of his contract this summer. The base can continue to get rich without playing a game. The last ones I played came out of a spike.