John Wall Denies He Wants To Leave The Houston Rockets: 'I Love Houston And Wanna Stay There.'

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The Houston Rockets went from being an NBA Championship contender to having one of the worst records in the league.

Stephen Silas signed up this season to become the new coach and the new front office made some interesting moves, signing Christian Wood and trading away Russell Westbrook for John Wall.

Needless to say, James Harden's trade desire changed the plans in the blink of an eye, and most of the assets the Rockets got in return for him were unable to help their winning cause.

Wall spent most of the season on the shelf due to injury management and most people speculated that he'd prefer being out there playing for a contender.

The only problem is that Wall is due to earn nearly $95 million over the next couple of seasons, and with his history of injuries, he's unlikely to be traded any time soon.

But, when Wall voted that he would leave Houston on a poll on Instagram, the trade rumors flooded social media in the blink of an eye.

That's why the former Washington Wizards star had to clear the air on a post, stating that he's not interested in leaving Houston and that he wants to stay with the franchise.

Obviously, this wouldn't be the first - or last - time that a player says that he wants to stay and then forces his way out of the team, but in Wall's case, that seems a bit unlikely.

For Wall to leave, he'd have to agree to a buyout with the Rockets, most likely giving up dozens of millions of dollars on the table. 

So, even if the Rockets would prefer to develop young players and put the ball on Kevin Porter Jr's hands, it seems like Wall isn't going anywhere, at least for the time being.