Wall and the 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. The two sides are expected to continues discussions on Sunday, sources said.
For Wall to play this season, there is likely a compromise that needs to be found between respecting Wall’s stature as a five-time All-Star with a super-max contract and the Rockets’ desire to have Wall play a complementary role to help develop their young core. That, along with other considerations, could be central to finding a pathway for him to play for the Rockets this season.
With two years and $91 million left on his contract, trade talks surrounding Wall have been a non-starter this season and there’s been no inclination on either side for a contract buyout to make him a free agent, sources said.
The Rockets are 2-16 to start the season, but ended a 15-game losing streak with a victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.