Player Page

John Wall | Guard

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
College: Kentucky
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

John Wall credited Sam Cassell for his development in a recent interview.
"[Cassell] was a big part of it," Wall said. "Definitely helped me with my jump shot. Just being a mentor, somebody who was a point guard who knew the game very well. It was big." Wall developed a 3-point shot last season, and perhaps some of that is to the credit of three-time champ Sam Cassell. However, Cassell won't be there to mentor Wall anymore as he has rejoined Doc Rivers on the bench in LA. Aug 11 - 7:05 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

John Wall had a non-invasive shockwave treatment on his left knee in late July, but the procedure didn't limit him during tryouts for Team USA.

Wall suffered a stress fracture in his left knee in 2012 and he's battled tendinitis ever since, but he played in all 82 games last season and his recent shockwave treatment sounds like a precautionary measure. "It was cool. It wasn’t bad at all [with Team USA]," Wall said of his left knee. "I got through the whole week. I thought I played pretty well." He didn't make the national team, but the bottom line is that he's healthy and ready to build on his terrific 2013-14 season.
Aug 10 - 6:05 PM

John Wall will use being cut from Team USA as motivation for next season.

"You want to make every team you try out for. When you don’t, it’s more motivation for me," said Wall. "I guess I’m overlooked again. I guess have to prove myself one more time." The thought of an even more motivated Wall is a bit scary after last year's breakout performance. Wall lead the league in total assists last season, compiling averages of 19.3 points, 8.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.3 three-pointers a game. He'll be a very exciting player to own next season, as he's established himself as an elite point guard in the league.
Aug 10 - 11:56 AM

John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap were cut from Team USA on Monday.

Guys on the bubble now are Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, DeMar DeRozan, Gordon Hayward, Kenneth Faried and of course DeMarcus Cousins vs. Mason Plumlee. Team USA heads to Chicago with training camp for the finalists starting on August 13.
Aug 4 - 9:31 PM

John Wall said on Thursday that his goal for the Wizards next season is to make the NBA Finals.

"The Finals. All you can ask for now is the Finals," Wall said when asked about his goals for next season. "We’ve been to the second round. We know what it takes to win. We know what we need to do." The Wizards showed signs of a team on the rise after ousting the D.Rose-less Bulls in the first round of the postseason. Washington managed to retain Marcin Gortat and swap out Trevor Ariza for Paul Pierce in the offseason. If the Wizards hope to make the Finals, they will likely have to go through either the Bulls or the Cavaliers.
Jul 31 - 4:07 PM

John Wall said his back injury almost kept him from participating with Team USA this summer.

"I was still in the process of rebuilding and getting that back stronger, so I didn’t know that I was going to have the opportunity to come," Wall said. "I didn’t want to come and take somebody’s spot that they could’ve gave to somebody else if I wasn’t healthy. So basically I just waited." This is interesting to hear because the last time he had a back injury on record was in November, so it suggests he played through some pain this season. He's a No. 1 point guard in fantasy leagues and is worth a look at the end of the first round.
Jul 30 - 6:49 PM

John Wall will be participating in Team USA camp starting on Monday.

Earlier this month, he was not expected to be on the team, but now he's a very strong bet to play with them this summer. Wall grew as a point guard and not just a scorer this season, leading the NBA in total assists. He'll be one of the best point guards in the NBA for the next decade or so.
Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

John Wall will not be on the Team USA roster which will be announced on Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Wall could still be included before Team USA begins their training camp in late July, and the FIBA World Cup won't be held until August 30 - September 14. It's unclear why Wall has been left off the initial roster but it shouldn't take long for more supporting details to emerge.
Jul 14 - 12:36 AM

John Wall made 5-of-16 from the field for 12 points with five boards, nine assists, two steals, one block in 44 minutes during a series-ending loss to the Pacers on Thursday.

His body language wasn't the greatest and the Wizards didn't have any fast-break points in the first half. Indiana allowed Wall to take jumpers and kept the All-Star point guard to just 15 field goals in the paint in this six-game series. He really grew this season as a facilitator and will head into next season as a first-round target in standard leagues.
May 15 - 10:53 PM

John Wall went off in Tuesday's road victory in an elimination game, scoring 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting with three 3-pointers, five rebounds and five assists.

Wall's recent eye injury is no longer a concern and this was easily his best game of the series, ensuring that the Wizards will play at least one more game in D.C. during Thursday's Game 6. Fellow starters Bradley Beal (18 points) and Trevor Ariza (10 points, 10 rebounds) also had productive games, and Marcin Gortat stole the show with a career-high 31 points and 16 boards.
May 14 - 9:14 AM

John Wall said that his scratched eye is "fine" and he is no longer wearing a medicated contact lens.

Although he's healthy, Wall has been struggling in the playoffs with averages of 15.6 points on 34.4 percent shooting, 0.4 threes, 3.8 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game, all below his regular-season averages. The Wizards will try to extend their second-round series with a Game 5 victory in Indiana on Tuesday.
May 13 - 5:52 PM

John Wall (eye) struggled again on Sunday, making 4-of-11 field goals for 12 points, seven assists and five turnovers in Washington's Game 4 defeat.

Wall's eye was scratched during Friday's game and the injury may have contributed to his struggles, but it's hard to sugarcoat his 34.2 percent shooting from the field this postseason. The Wizards will need to win three straight games, including two in Indiana, to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
May 11 - 11:03 PM

Despite shooting just 34.2 percent and averaging 16 points through the first eight playoff games, John Wall will not be making adjustments to his offensive game.

"I’m taking shots I made all season," Wall said. "That’s why I became an all-star. That’s why I averaged more points. So I’m not going to stop shooting because of what people might say... That’s my confidence and what I believe in and what I worked on. This series, they haven’t been falling, just like Chicago series. But at the same time, you do what you do and what you worked on." The Wizards will need more from Wall on the offensive end if they hope to even up the series for Sunday's Game 4, look for Wall to be more aggressive.
May 11 - 9:14 AM

John Wall (eye) practiced without limitations on Saturday and will be ready to go for Sunday's Game 4 in D.C.

Wall met with doctors twice and he's wearing a medicated contact in his eye, which was scratched during the third quarter of Game 3. He's coming off a disappointing game in which he coughed up seven turnovers and led an anemic offensive effort that resulted in a 63-85 home loss.
May 10 - 4:08 PM

John Wall said that he could "barely see" after getting hit in the eye during the third quarter of Game 4.

"I got a cut on my eye so I had to put contacts in to get the medicine to cover the cut," Wall said, citing the injury as the reason he missed 3-of-6 free throws down the stretch. The good news for Washington is that their star PG expects to be fine for Sunday's crucial Game 4.
May 10 - 1:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Martell Webster
3Rasual Butler
4Glen Rice Jr.
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Drew Gooden
3DeJuan Blair
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kris Humphries
3Kevin Seraphin
4Melvin Ely