John Wall playing again with Rockets?

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Adrian Wojnarowski: 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.
Source: Twitter @wojespn

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Why can the Rockets sit John Wall for seemingly as long as they want when the Pelicans, in (somewhat) similar circumstances, were forced by the NBA to play Anthony Davis? Good question.
Explored here in depth in my latest This Week In Basketball column: marcstein.substack.com/p/weekend-dime…12:45 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
🏀 Inside the John Wall situation in Houston …
🏀 Jalen Brunson’s significant role in Dallas on and off the floor …
🏀 More around-the-NBA notes and a Major Life Question RE: Thanksgiving …
All in my latest This Week In Basketball column out now: marcstein.substack.com/p/weekend-dime…11:00 AM

John Wall @JohnWall
Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 From the Wall Boyz!!
#Thankful
#Wallway instagram.com/p/CWt_ZeEMysB/…7:16 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
John Wall just joined the Rockets bench with ice packs on both knees. He worked out on the floor before the game started – 8:21 PM

More on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: Wall and Rockets had agreed on him sitting out until a trade could be found, but the five-time All-Star guard talked to Houston general manager Rafael Stone on Friday about restarting a dialogue on a return to the active roster, sources said. Sides plan to talk again on Sunday. -via Twitter @wojespn / November 27, 2021

Adrian Wojnarowski: For Wall to play this season, there is likely a compromise that needs to be found between respecting Wall’s stature as an All-Star on a super-max contract and Rockets’ desire to have him play a complementary role to help develop their young core. -via Twitter @wojespn / November 27, 2021

Turns out that Wall gave his consent to the Rockets’ plan to hold him out this entire season, league sources say, only after they told him that his slice of playing time in Coach Stephen Silas’ rotation would be rather minimal for a five-time All-Star with Houston focused on the development of No. 2 overall pick Jalen Green and his backcourt mate Kevin Porter Jr. Beyond the Rockets’ obvious motivation to keep Wall as healthy as possible for potential trade talks, he showed enough in last season’s comeback that a larger role could make them more competitive than a team in the early stages of its post-James Harden rebuild would necessarily want. -via marcstein.substack.com / November 26, 2021

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