Houston Rockets guard John Wall has had his fair share of setbacks with regards to injuries. For instance, he was on the shelf the past season and a half due to heel and Achilles tendon issues. Additionally, the five-time All-Star was out of the rotation this season with swelling in his left knee.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Wall is now expected to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, per the Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Since the typical recovery time for the injury is approximately three weeks, the Houston Rockets are in no hurry to rush Wall back into the rotation. Being that the Rockets have the worst record in the western conference, this decision totally makes sense.
Wall’s last game for the Rockets occurred last week against the LA Clippers. In that contest, he contributed 27 points, 13 assists, and three rebounds in 39 minutes.
In 40 games (all starts) this season, John Wall has compiled averages of 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds. He also shot 40.4 percent from the floor, including a 31.7 percent showing from the 3-point line. From a positive standpoint, Wall’s scoring is comparable to his production from his last full season (2018-19).
During that campaign, the Rockets’ star guard averaged 20.7 points per contest. On the flip side of the narrative, his overall shooting efficiency is a career-low. And the same can be said for assists and rebounding numbers as well.
The Houston Rockets acquired John Wall, along with a future protected first-round pick in exchange for Russell Westbrook before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season. Considering that Wall still has two years and $91.7 million left on his current contract, the Rockets are hoping he will play an instrumental role in helping the team re-establish itself as a playoff contender.