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John Wall | Guard

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Kentucky
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John Wall said he was not optimistic about making the 2016 Olympic squad for Team USA.
"I’m just being honest," Wall said. "Chris Paul has already won one [Olympic gold medal]. Steph Curry had an amazing last year and just won the World Cup. Kyrie just won the World Cup. Russell will probably be on the team. They’ll use him as a two-guard. So, I probably won’t make it." Injuries could change Wall's chances of making the squad, but with those guys healthy, it will be tough for him to accompany Team USA to the 2016 Olympics. As for fantasy basketball, he'll cost you a first-round selection on draft day. Aug 16 - 5:34 PM

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John Wall said that his left wrist is "perfectly fine now", though he did admit to some "weak points at times."

Wall said that his left hand and wrist were completely healed back in July, so there's no reason to be concerned about his comments. "Just trying to get my body all the way healthy," Wall said. "Doing a lot of my stuff to get my legs stronger. Just preparing myself to take on a bigger role. I think going into my sixth year, this is the time to really take the biggest leap." Wall also has invited the Wizards to come to training camp a couple of weeks earlier to get a head start on the season, so it's clear that he is eager to take his team to the next level. Wall will cost you a first round pick on draft day.
Aug 16 - 9:16 AM

John Wall said that he thought the Wizards could have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals last season if he didn't get hurt, but he is looking forward to the new season and is targeting a championship.

"You can always say this would have happened if that didn’t happen, but my main goal is just to come in a better player than I was last year," Wall said. "Every year we are just taking the right steps and getting better, but at certain times you only got a certain short window where you’ve got to find a way to get over that hump, and hopefully this is the year to get over the hump." Wall has fully recovered from the fractured hand he suffered in the playoffs, and he will be an excellent option toward the end of the first round of fantasy drafts.
Aug 15 - 7:49 PM

John Wall has accepted an invite to the USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas.

The five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist were fully healed in mid-July, so presumably Wall will be an active participant. He was cut by coach Mike Krzyzewski last year, along with teammate Bradley Beal, but both of the Wizards' explosive guards will have a fresh chance to earn a spot on the 2016 Olympic team.
Aug 4 - 8:08 PM

John Wall commented on the recent slew of big money free agent deals that have gone down this offseason.

"Man, everybody talking about me getting $80 million and you got people getting $85 and $90 million that ain’t been an all-star or anything like that," Wall said. "I guess they came in at the right time. The new [TV money] kicked in at the right time. That new [TV money] kicked in and they’re good now. Like, Reggie Jackson gets five years, $80 [million]. Like, I’m getting the same amount as Reggie Jackson right now." Yup, Jackson will indeed be making the same amount of money as Wall next season, but he will be no where near the fantasy asset that Wall is.
Jul 15 - 10:50 AM

John Wall said that he began working out a week ago, and that his left hand has completely healed.

Wall will be 100 percent heading into training camp after fracturing his hand and wrist during the 2014-15 postseason. He had an amazing year, putting in averages of 17.6 points, 10.1 assists, 1.7 steals, 0.8 three-pointers and 3.8 turnovers per game on 44.5 percent shooting from the field and 78.5 from the charity stripe. Cutting down on the turnovers would be nice, but even with the high turnover rate, Wall can still be viewed as an elite asset due to his propensity to fill up the assist column. He'll be worth an early-round selection in next year's drafts.
Jul 14 - 5:29 PM

According to police, John Wall was kicked off a Las Vegas flight on Tuesday after one of his friends got into a verbal fight with another passenger.

The airline didn't go into many details, but it doesn't sound like Wall will be in any kind of trouble. There were no charges or arrests, and neither the Wizards nor Wall plan on commenting. We will let you know if any new details emerge. Wall is still expected to see a hand specialist soon, so we should have a medical update on the All-Star point guard shortly.
Source: USA Today
May 30 - 9:26 AM

John Wall (hand) said he doesn't need surgery and will see a hand specialist this week or next.

Wall said he plans to see hand specialist Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic within the next week or so, but added that surgery isn't necessary. "I’m still just doing a normal treatment routine I was doing, like I was playing," Wall said. "Just consists of a lot of treatment and trying to keep the swelling down and letting the bone heal on its own." We'll update Wall's status after he meets with Graham, but it sounds like he should be ready for training camp barring any bad news at his visit.
May 19 - 11:21 AM

John Wall (wrist) will see a specialist this week to determine if he'll need surgery, but Wall doesn't expect to need a procedure.

If Wall does need to go under the knife for his five non-displaced fractures in his left hand and wrist, it's not clear what his timetable to return might look like. In any case, Wall's availability for next season shouldn't be in jeopardy. It doesn't sound like a scenario Wall is anticipating, but players are always optimistic when it comes to injuries. We'll see.
May 18 - 12:20 PM

John Wall scored 20 points during a 94-91 loss to the Hawks on Friday night, adding six rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers.

He was just 7-of-21 from the field and missed an important free throw attempt late in this game. Wall's broken left hand didn't seem to be an issue for him tonight and he was very active on the defensive end. He is still just 24 years old and handed out 10.0 assists per game during the regular season while improving as a scorer. The next step he'll need to make will be cutting down his turnovers. He'll be a first round target next season.
May 15 - 10:12 PM

John Wall (wrist) will start against the Hawks on Friday night.

He doesn't have anything on his hand during warmups and maybe be plays in this game without the protective wrapping. Wall's left hand didn't seem to be much of an issue and coach Randy Wittman said he didn't notice Wall favoring anything. He'll be good to go.
May 15 - 6:23 PM

John Wall (hand, wrist) said that he heard Dennis Schroder tell Kent Bazemore to hit him on his broken left hand during Game 5.

"Dennis Schroder told Kent Bazemore to smack [my left hand]," said Wall. "I was like, 'You come smack me.'" This is just some fuel to the fire for Wall, who is being listed as a game-time decision, although all indications are that he will play. Wall was not hesitant at all during Game 5, putting up 15 points with seven assists, while driving to the hoop aggressively and diving for loose balls. Washington will need everything they can get from their franchise-star if they hope to push the series back to Atlanta for a Game 7.
May 15 - 1:47 PM

John Wall (hand, wrist) said that he will play in Game 6 against the Hawks on Friday, however, Wizards' head coach Randy Wittman is saying that he will be a game-time decision.

Wall played 37 minutes during Game 5 without experiencing any setbacks, and Wittman said he anticipated Wall being able to play in Game 6 on Thursday, so it's interesting that he's suddenly considering him a game-time call. Wall added that he had a CT scan to sure the bones in his hands didn't become displaced, and everything came back clean. All signs are pointing towards Wall suiting up for an elimination game in Washington, and the Wizards odds of coming away with a victory would greatly decrease if Wall were not on the floor. We'll get another update on Wall before Friday's tip, but owners can go ahead and plan on having him active.
May 15 - 12:11 PM

Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said that he anticipates John Wall (hand, wrist) to play in Game 6 on Friday.

"So far so good," Wittman said of Wall's status heading into Game 6. "After the game everything looked good in terms of no swelling. That was a good sign... Right now I'm anticipating he'll be able to play." Wall is scheduled to meet with the Wizards' team doctors later today, but things are trending in a positive direction. Considering he toughed it out through 37 minutes of action on Wednesday, there's no reason to think he won't be on the floor for a crucial elimination game in Washington on Friday. Ramon Sessions and Will Bynum won't be much of a factor at all with Wall active.
May 14 - 2:26 PM

Wizards head coach Randy Wittman said John Wall (wrist, hand) showed a lot of heart in Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Hawks.

Despite playing through a broken hand, Wall was able to put up 15 points, four rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and two blocks in Wednesday's loss. "He played like John," Wittman said. "All-out." While Wall's injury should probably be season-ending, he said he felt fine after the loss and with the Wizards face an elimination game on Friday, it would be a surprise if he doesn't suit up.
May 14 - 1:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
3Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Alan Anderson
4Kelly Oubre
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair