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John Wall | Guard | #2

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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John Wall called out some of his teammates during Saturday's exit interview and discussed some changes he wants the front office to make.
"It’s pretty obvious. I don’t need to point it out. I think the way the league is going, you need athletic bigs, you need scoring off the bench, you need all of those types of things," Wall said. "We don’t really have an athletic big." Wall added that he wants the front office to bring in players "that really want to win and really want to take that next step," and while he didn't mention anyone by name, it's not a stretch to say that this was a shot directed towards Marcin Gortat -- those two have a long history of not getting along. Apart from the core trio of Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter, Washington could have an eventful summer. Apr 29 - 10:08 AM

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John Wall scored 23 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Raptors during a season-ending loss on Friday.

Before today, he talked about running out of gas because coach Scott Brooks was playing him for entire second halves, but this time Brooks took him out while Bradley Beal picked up a few extra minutes. Just like his entire team, Wall was a letdown on the season due to injuries and poor efficiency on the year. He's had several knee issues in his career and he'll be a risky target next year.
Apr 27 - 9:37 PM

John Wall said he ran out of gas at the end of Game 5 on Wednesday.

He said he will have to improve on his energy management throughout the game. "Letting other guys create or create for other guys and let those guys make plays at times," Wall said about his plan. "So [during] those last five minutes, kind of like Game 4 here, I can have the energy to make plays for myself but also for my teammates. I think that kind of hurt us in the last game." This quote shouldn't change his outlook much, and he should improve from Wednesday with his lowest usage rate of the series coming in that game.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 27 - 4:25 PM

John Wall had 26 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, three blocks and one steal in a losing effort on Wednesday, leaving the Wizards on the brink of elimination.

Wall did commit seven turnovers, but he shot 10-of-21 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, and simply didn't get much help from his teammates. He said before the game that he's trying to "be aggressive" offensively, while also "trying to keep [Bradley Beal] going and play my game. That gets my teammates involved." Everyone else shot 27-of-69 tonight (39.1%), and Washington now needs to defend their home court on Friday to force a Game 7.
Apr 25 - 9:48 PM

John Wall said he sprained his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Raptors.

Wall not only played through the ankle tweak, but went on to score eight of the Wizards' final 14 points in the Game 4 win, so this shouldn't be anything that impacts his status for Wednesday's Game 5 in Toronto. After all, this is the same guy who played through a badly fractured wrist during the 2015 post-season.
Apr 23 - 4:47 PM

John Wall powered the Wizards to a series-tying Game 4 victory on Sunday, scoring 27 points with 14 assists, six rebounds and three steals in 44 minutes.

Tonight's line adds up to 60.2 fantasy points for Wall, according to the NBA's official scoring, which is just above his average of 58.9 per game in the postseason. That's third-best behind only LeBron James and Anthony Davis. He made 10-of-24 field goals and 7-of-10 free throws, and came up huge after Bradley Beal fouled out late in the fourth quarter of a tied game. It's safe to say Wall's surgically-repaired left knee isn't holding him back.
Apr 22 - 9:15 PM

John Wall scored 28 points with six rebounds, 14 assists, four steals, one block and three turnovers in 36 minutes during a 122-103 win over the Raptors in Game 3 on Friday.

Bradley Beal matched Wall's 28 points as the backcourt that claims they're the best in the NBA actually played like it today. Wall and Beal combined for 40 points in the first half, which helped the Wizards get 22 points off turnovers in the first half, as well. Both guards will have to get their teammates involved because odds are they're both not going to be on in the next few games. The Wizards will look to even up this series on Sunday at home.
Apr 20 - 11:00 PM

John Wall's 29 points weren't enough in Tuesday's 130-119 Game 2 loss to the Raptors as the Wizards fell to 0-2.

Wall added nine assists, four rebounds and one block, finishing 9-of-17 from the field and 11-of-11 from the line. He was also a stud in Game 1 with 23 points, 15 assists, three boards, four steals, two blocks and three triples, and he deserves credit for playing so well despite his knee not being 100 percent. Unfortunately for Washington, Wall didn't have much help tonight apart from Ty Lawson (yes, Ty Lawson), as Bradley Beal had nine points on 3-of-11 shots, Markieff Morris had six points and Marcin Gortat was scoreless in 12 minutes.
Apr 17 - 10:00 PM

John Wall (knee) said he is confident in himself and his team despite admitting that he is less than 100 percent healthy.

Wall returned to game action in late March and is still working his way back towards full strength. Wall struggled with his shot in Washington's Game 1 loss on Saturday but finished with 23 points and 15 assists. "I think I am there [speed-wise but] just having explosion, and being very explosive and those types of things, that is what I am still working on, to get my legs back underneath me," Wall said Monday. "But other than that, just from me being out there and to do the things that I am doing without being at 100 percent shows what type of player I am."
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 17 - 9:46 AM

John Wall made 6-of-20 from the field for 23 points with three rebounds, 15 assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes during a 114-106 loss to the Raptors on Saturday.

He did hurt his right wrist in the fourth quarter as Delon Wright tried to take a charge on him, but Wall stayed in the game. Wall didn't have a great offensive game because Wright locked him up for a good portion of the entire game, especially late. With Wall getting to 39 minutes, it's obvious he won't have a minutes restriction in this series.
Apr 14 - 8:12 PM

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat will start against the Raptors on Saturday.

Wall didn't play in the back-to-back game on Wednesday and he may not be cleared in back-to-backs. Of course, that's a moot point with no more of those in the playoffs, and Wall did log 37.0 minutes per game in his last two active contests. He'll have a tough task against Kyle Lowry on both ends.
Apr 14 - 4:50 PM

John Wall and Otto Porter will not play against the Magic on Wednesday.

Wall has not been expected to play in this game for basically a week, and he is still not cleared in back-to-back set. The good news is that he's looked outstanding lately and he won't face a back-to-back set in the postseason. Tomas Satoransky gets another start tonight.
Apr 11 - 6:40 PM

John Wall is apparently fully healthy after dropping 29 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 9-of-16 shooting in Tuesday's 113-101 win over the Celtics. He also had seven turnovers, but the rest of it is one of his best lines of the season.

Wall sat out on Friday to rest and was ready to roll tonight for the Wizards, who are currently the No. 8 seed and sitting with an identical record as the No. 7 Miami Heat. Both teams play on Wednesday and it should be interesting to see who finishes at No. 8 and plays the No. 1 Raptors, and who finishes at No. 7 and faces the banged up and struggling Boston Celtics. It's also going to be tough for the Wizards to lose to the Magic tomorrow, even if they wanted to, while the Heat get the Raptors. As for Wall, he missed most of February and March after knee surgery and has only played in four games since returning, so this was nice to see.
Apr 10 - 11:09 PM

John Wall (knee, rest) will return to action for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

Wall was rested on the second leg of a back-to-back set on Friday, but he'll be back out there with his usual workload on Tuesday night, which will shift Tomas Satoransky back to the second unit and he'll lose most his value.
Apr 8 - 2:27 PM

John Wall (knee) is officially ruled out for Friday against the Hawks.

He was basically ruled out after a 28-point game on Thursday. Wall gets a few days off before the final two games of the season, so maybe he'll be 100 percent at that point. Tomas Satoransky gets a start.
Apr 6 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Tim Frazier
4Ramon Sessions
5Ty Lawson
SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
3Devin Robinson
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi