Rockets finally get away from worst deal in franchise history

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Everyone knew that John Wall and the Rockets were on very thin ice for the future as was, and the decision to agree to a buyout yesterday finally ends the pairing.

Despite John Wall being one of the best point guards in the NBA over the past ten years, his contract during his time with the Rockets was far from reaching this lofty standard.

Wall's contract, for all intents and purposes, was one of the worst in the history of the NBA for a player of his caliber, and it is easily one of the worst in Houston Rockets history.

Playing 40 total games during one season over three years is an extreme disappointment for any player. That number of games becomes all the more astounding when you find out that Wall essentially made several million dollars per each game that he played as a Rocket.

Even the best NBA players shouldn't make a million dollars per game they play, yet Wall was able to blow this number out of the water over his three years on the team and his recent buyout.

Wall is an extremely wealthy man as a result of the Rockets (and the Wizards), and it is nice to see that Houston has finally found an out with an actual end in place.

The only other way to get rid of Wall would've been to trade him for another bad contract that would also likely end in a buyout. What actually transpired is better for the Rockets because they at least have the space opening up without a new player taking away from the future.

It would've been great if there was a way to make John Wall work with this Rockets team, but it just wasn't in the cards. A buyout isn't always the most exciting option, but this at least pushes the Rockets more in the direction of growth.

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