John Wall met with Houston Rockets General Manager Rafael Stone and head coach Stephen Silas about returning to play for the team. Unfortunately, that Sunday meeting didn't yield an agreement on Wall's return.
The holdup appears to be a difference in opinion on what Wall's role with the team should be. Wall would like a chance to start, while the Rockets would like the former All-Star to come off the bench. Houston sees Wall as a backup for young guards Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr.
Wall initially agreed with the Rockets brass that he wouldn't play this season, while the team looked for a trade. Wall has over $44 million on his deal for this season and player option for $47 million for 2022-23. That's made finding a trade partner nearly impossible for Houston.