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Rockets trade Westbrook to Wizards for Wall, pick

Westbrook, who turned 32 last month, is slated to make $41.4 million in 2020-21 and $44.2 million in 2021-22. He has a player option worth $47 million for 2022-23.

Wall, 30, is scheduled to make similar salaries. He is set to earn $41.25 million this season and $44.3 in 2021-22 with a player option worth $47.4 million in 2022-23.

Wall, a five-time All-Star, hasn’t played in a game since December 2018 due to injuries. He missed the entire 2019-20 season because of a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

The Achilles injury occurred in at accident at home in February 2019 while he was recovering from left heel surgery.

Keeping Wall healthy has been a chore in recent seasons as he has also endured two surgeries on his left knee and one on his right knee since the end of the 2015-16 season.

Wall has career averages of 19 points, 9.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 573 contests (561 starts).

Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, is Washington’s all-time leader in steals (976) and assists (5,282) and ranks fourth in points (10,879).

–Field Level Media

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