John Wall will have to wait until the end of the season to play again. He has been technically grounded by the Houston Rockets who are looking for teams who may be open to trading for the top pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.

According to a report from The Athletic, one option for the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk champion is to return to his former team – the Washington Wizards.

People close to Wall are claiming that five-time All-Star is open to play for the Wizards and reunite with Bradley Beal.

A Washington homecoming would make sense for Wall. With Spencer Dinwiddie moving to the Dallas Mavericks, Wes Unseld Jr. has a big void at point guard.

After this season, the only guards that Unseld has at his disposal are Raul Neto, Ish Smith, Tomás Satoransky and/or Cassius Winston. Of course, there could be deals that may be made, depending on who is available.

Wall, who hardly got to take off with the Rockets is a candidate. With only the Los Angeles Lakers allegedly exploring the possibility of dealing for him in exchange for Russell Westbrook, it remains to be seen if other teams will step up and try to strike a deal for John Wall.

The Lakers could revisit a Wall for Westbrook trade in the summer. With their current campaign in shambles, Westbrook is expected to either move out or be shipped out.

However, Wall may return with no Beal as well. The 28-year-old has yet to sign a new deal with the Wizards although there is a possibility he may stay in Washington.

But if rumors are true that teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers fancy getting Beal, it would make sense to take in Wall to ensure that Unseld still has some proven veteran presence and star power.

Wall is due about $47 million for the next NBA season. He does have a player option but may opt to stick to the money owed to him. Hence, if the Wizards want him back, this is the amount of money they need to invest in.

John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets
John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets Getty Images | Tim Warner

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