Just 32 games into last season, John Wall suffered a torn Achilles and underwent season-ending surgery. In July, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis stated he didn’t expect for Wall to play this season.
Just months later, video surfaced of Wall dunking pregame as the Wizards were preparing for a game against the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.
When asked about the health status of Wall, head coach Scott Brooks refused to rule out the five-time All-Star.
If Washington truly isn’t focusing on the following season, would they put their efforts towards embedding Wall into the starting lineup sooner than later?
Prior to the injury, Wall averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. After signing a four-year extension worth $170M in the summer of 2017, Wall has now played 573 games as a member of the Wizards.
Certainly, the team would not rush back Wall until he is fully healthy. The Wizards, who sit with a record of 8-18, currently only trail the playoff picture by four games.
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