Rockets unwilling to give starting role to John Wall

Rockets unwilling to give starting role to John Wall

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Rockets unwilling to give starting role to John Wall

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Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report
John Wall sees himself as the No. 1 option on the #Rockets, should be return, one source says. That’s his main issue: He knows the team is rebuilding, but he also wants to have the green light, at all times. – 8:06 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Free John Wall? All-Star should accept lesser role with Rockets first ift.tt/3E1iUOT5:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Free John Wall? Former All-Star should accept lesser role with Rockets first houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 4:10 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Rockets and John Wall need to agree to a buyout and move on. Wall’s contract makes a trade highly unlikely. Houston wants to play KPJ and Green heavy minutes as starters. Wall wants a chance to earn those minutes. This situation is only going to get worse. – 3:52 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Latest ESPN reporting on John Wall and the Rockets: es.pn/3cX4y693:49 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
John Wall met Rockets GM Rafael Stone and coach Stephen Silas today
sportando.basketball/en/john-wall-m…3:41 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
John Wall just posted this workout video on Instagram with the hashtag “#FreeMe” pic.twitter.com/ZaBDBMMIuF3:38 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
John Wall to continue sitting out due to disagreement with Rockets on potential role, per report
cbssports.com/nba/news/john-…3:15 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
John Wall pushing to play, start; Rockets want him to come off bench: Sources
via @TheAthletic theathletic.com/news/john-wall…2:59 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Houston Rockets guard John Wall posted a workout video on Instagram with #FreeMe. Wall, a five-time All-Star, averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists for the Rockets last season. pic.twitter.com/t2zGL2P9XE2:50 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: Rockets five-time All-Star John Wall will continue to sit games after he told team officials his desire is to play, start games and compete to maintain role. Houston wants Wall to come off the bench.
Full story on @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/2983329/2021/1…2:39 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
John Wall on Instagram:
“Born Ready, Been Ready #FreeMe” pic.twitter.com/ekJe7VN1HH2:00 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
John Wall, Rockets discussing former All Star returning to play
sportando.basketball/en/john-wall-r…3:12 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – John Wall ready to talk about playing again for Rockets ift.tt/3nZd62K8:18 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
There’s John Wall putting up shots before tonight’s game. He has had conversations with GM Rafael Stone about returning to playing for the #Rockets as acknowledged by HC Silas before tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/h2vrWdNlYP7:35 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: John Wall wants to return to play, is in talks with Rockets nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/27/rep…7:00 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Stephen Silas on John Wall report: “Yeah, Rafael and John spoke. As far as I know, John is wanting to come back and there’s going to be discussions around that. We’ll see. I just found out this afternoon.” – 6:18 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas says John Wall and Rafael Stone spoke. Silas says Wall wants to come back and there will be discussions about that moving forward. Silas said he was made aware of the discussions with Wall this afternoon – 6:18 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Glad to see John Wall wants to play instead of wait for a trade that wasn’t coming. Can’t just throw away healthy seasons. HOU should acquiesce because a team that’s already lost 15 in a row will continue doing a decent job of “developing young players,” even with a 5x all star. – 6:07 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
John Wall ready to talk about playing again for Rockets houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n…) via @houstonchron – 4:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
One thing I am curious about now…John Wall wants to play and that’s been made public. If Houston wants to continue to not play him, does the NBA step in and start issuing fines? Do the Rockets make him active, but keep him benched? I’m guessing he plays, but a weird situation. – 4:12 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on John Wall and the Houston Rockets discussing a possible return to play: es.pn/3o6kDgt3:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
As long as Kevin Porter Jr. & Jalen Green still get plenty of minutes (and Green is currently injured) there’s no downside to John Wall playing for Houston. He’ll help them get organized and at least be more competitive. If he gets hurt, it’s not like there is trade value anyway. – 3:56 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Houston Rockets guard John Wall has expressed his hopes to the organization that he can resume playing for the team in the near future, sources tell ESPN. Story soon. – 3:43 PM

More on this storyline

Numerous contending teams have interest in Wall as a part of a backcourt rotation, but his player option of $47 million for 2022-2023 makes it nearly impossible to incorporate him into a team. -via ESPN / November 28, 2021

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