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John Wall | Guard | #2

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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John Wall hit just 3-of-15 shots to finish with 12 points, three rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, a block and five turnovers in Thursday's loss to the Hawks.
When you factor in the TOs, zero 3-pointers and the poor shooting, he might have done more harm than good to your fantasy team tonight. The good news is that he appears to be over his knee problems and should bounce back on Sunday against Mike Conley and the Grizzlies. Oct 27 - 10:21 PM

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John Wall scored 15 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and six turnovers on Friday.

He's talked about improving his catch-and-shoot plays, which worked out for him here with four attempts from deep. Wall only had 2.7 catch-and-shoot shots per game last season, so adding more of those will help his knees. He's not quite in the top two tiers with point guards Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul and Damian Lillard.
Oct 21 - 9:59 PM

John Wall and Bradley Beal are expected to play 28-29 minutes on Friday.

It sounds like this will be close to a dress rehearsal for the Wizards, especially since they really never had a chance to mesh with their new coach. We'll let you know how Wall looks after the game.
Oct 21 - 5:58 PM

John Wall scored 17 points with five rebounds, four assists, three steals, three treys and one turnover in 24 minutes vs. the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Overall it was a strong performance, but he hit just 5-of-13 from the field and his struggles continued from the free throw line -- he was just 4-of-6 tonight and was a combined 4-of-10 in his previous three games. He's probably just shaking off some rust after a lengthy rehab from surgeries to both knees, and it's worth noting that he's a career 78.9 percent FT shooter. The upside is still there, but the knee concerns will push him to the third round of most drafts.
Oct 18 - 9:25 PM

John Wall will play 20-24 minutes vs. the Kings on Saturday.

His knees must be responding well and the Wizards are gradually increasing his workload. He scored nine points with nine assists, one block and three steals in just 19 minutes on Thursday, so hopefully he can keep it going. Wall is more of a third-round target this season since he's coming off surgeries to both knees.
Oct 15 - 12:19 PM

John Wall scored nine points in 19 minutes during a 100-79 win over the 76ers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, nine assists, one block, three steals and one turnover.

He looked like John Wall during this game with four dunks in the first half. Wall is still struggling with his shot, making just 8-of-20 combined in his two games. Coming off two knee surgeries, it's going to be tough to take Wall in the top 20 picks for a nine-category league.
Oct 13 - 10:14 PM

John Wall will see a minutes increase against the 76ers on Thursday.

Wall had been limited to 15 minutes on Monday, but he'll see his minutes top the 20-mark on Thursday. "I thought John’s minutes were really good," head coach Scott Brooks said. "It’s pretty amazing a guy cannot play in a game for five or six months and do what he did. His minutes are going to increase a little bit, not a lot, this next game." Wall is a bit of a fantasy risk after offseason surgery to both knees and should probably slide outside the top-20 in standard league drafts.
Oct 13 - 12:22 PM

John Wall made his 2016 preseason debut against the Knicks on Monday, scoring eight points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 16 minutes.

That's a fine debut for Wall with his minutes restriction. He was playing in this game without knee braces or sleeves in this game, as well. There is a chance he misses Thursday's game because Wall will definitely want to play on Saturday at University of Kentucky. His surgery to both knees this offseason makes his fantasy value risky this season, especially after a letdown after the break last season.
Oct 10 - 11:34 PM

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Jason Smith and Marcin Gortat will start on Monday against the Knicks.

Wall has gone through some full practices over the weekend, but there is no doubt he will have a minutes cap tonight. For what it's worth, coach Scott Brooks did say Wall will be in the 12-16 minute range. He had surgeries on both of his knees and will carry more risk than he has ever before. It's tough to grab him in the top 20 for standard nine-category leagues.
Oct 10 - 6:16 PM

John Wall (knees) will make his preseason debut on Monday vs. the Knicks.

He's been a full participant at practice for the past couple days and has been scrimmaging as well, but the Wizards will likely limit his minutes tonight. He's coming off surgeries to both knees, so his performance will be under the microscope tonight. If everything goes well tonight, he should be on track for the season opener. According to Wall, he's only expecting to see a "couple" minutes.
Oct 10 - 11:03 AM

John Wall (knees) was a full participant during Sunday's practice.

Scott Brooks wouldn't confirm if Wall would be able to take the court for Monday's preseason matchup with the Knicks, but he continues to make solid progress in his recovery from the offseason knee surgeries, and has said he's hopeful to be good to go for Washington's regular-season opener. Two knee surgeries in one offseason is nothing to shrug at, but Wall is as tough as they come and more often than not, he tends to fight through the pain. He's the ultimate risk-reward pick this year.
Oct 9 - 5:28 PM

John Wall (knees) participated in 5-on-5 on Saturday.

This is huge news for the Wizards and it means that his return could be right around the corner. Wall has been limited throughout camp and the preseason, so his workload will be held in check once he is ultimately cleared to play. On Saturday, Wall ramped it up to 30 minutes—up from 15 in his first practice—and worked with continual movement, something he hadn't done prior. For what it's worth, Wall also said he was hopeful when asked if he would be available for Washington's season opener, but his return date remains a moving target.
Oct 8 - 1:54 PM

John Wall (knees) and Marcus Thornton (thumb) have been ruled out for Thursday's preseason game against the 76ers.

Wall has yet to go through a full 5-on-5 sessions, and until that happens, he won't be taking the court for any preseason action. His knees are reportedly healthy, but he hasn't yet built the endurance to be able to handle 30-plus minutes of NBA basketball. There's no denying that Wall is an elite talent, but he'll be a risky early-round target this year given that he'll be playing on two surgically repaired knees. Thornton isn't worth drafting anywhere.
Oct 6 - 3:08 PM

John Wall (knee surgeries) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the Heat.

This is not at all surprising given that Wall underwent two different procedures to each of his knees this summer, and he's only recently been cleared for competing in light 5-on-5 work. Scott Brooks will be rolling out a starting five of Trey Burke, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat for Tuesday's preseason opener, and while Burke could see some extended minutes sans Wall, the rest of the starters will be limited to 15-20 minutes of action.

John Wall (knees) did 15-20 minutes of 5-on-5 on Monday.

He is not going to play in Tuesday's preseason opener with Trey Burke getting the start. Wall is going to be brought along slowly in camp as he recovers from knee surgeries. His left knee is expected to be a little worse than his right, so that will be interesting to watch for a right-handed player who counts on his crossover dribble so much. He's a very risky player to take in the early rounds.
Oct 3 - 2:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Tomas Satoransky
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu