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John Wall | Guard | #2

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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John Wall said that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgeries to his left and right knee, and he expects to be able to run at full speed by the end of July.
"This week I can start doing a little bit of running, like jogging and stuff like that," said Wall. "Probably not until the end of July I can really start having full out sprints and stuff. Start really working out. I can start doing basketball drills and stuff like that. I can stand up now. I just can’t change directions and cut." Wall is on track to be ready for training camp, although he's made it clear that he will not rush his recovery. Either way, he should be good to go when the 2016-17 season kicks off, and he'll be worth an early-round selection on draft day. Jun 26 - 2:37 PM

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John Wall believes that the surgeries on both of his knees will allow him to finally be 100 percent.

"It’s going to be like the first time I’ll be really healthy and be myself," Wall said. "If you know me, you know I’m a person that’s going to attack it like nothing else. I’m taking this challenge on. It’s a tough challenge to try to rebuild everything and get stronger." Wall admitted that he was basically playing on one leg this season, so he could be poised for a strong 2016-17 campaign under coach Scott Brooks. Check out the link below for more details on his rehab, his relationship with Brooks and his plans for recruiting Kevin Durant this summer.
Jun 4 - 12:15 PM

John Wall (knee surgeries) said that he will not rush his rehab in order to be ready for training camp.

"They're doing great. I'm rehabbing every day for like three hours, sometimes like two times a day," said Wall of his knees. "I'm in no rush... my health is more important for the regular season so I'm going to take as much time as I need to." Wall underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and had another procedure performed on his left knee to remove calcium deposits in early May, but he is expected to be ready when the 2016-17 season begins. Wizards' owner Ted Leonsis did say that Wall is currently "ahead of schedule" in his recovery, so things are moving in a positive direction.
Jun 2 - 5:15 PM

John Wall's (knee surgeries) status for training camp is currently unknown.

He obviously won't play for Team USA this summer, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. The surgery on Wall's right knee is reportedly pretty minor and routine, but the operation on his left knee in which he had calcium deposits removed would have sidelined him for months if he underwent the procedure during the season. Fantasy owners would feel a lot more confident about drafting him if he's ready in time for camp, but we'll be tracking his progress closely.
May 6 - 10:59 AM

John Wall (knee) has undergone a successful procedure on both of his knees, according to the Washington Wizards.

Wall's procedure was to excise calcific deposits in his left patella tendon in order to eliminate pain and he will begin the rehabilitation process immediately. "I am determined to lead this team back to the playoffs and getting healthy is the best way for me to accomplish that," said Wall. "I can promise the fans, my teammates and the organization that I will be focused on that goal throughout the summer and it will drive me to do everything I can to be ready for next season." Wall also underwent an arthroscopic lavage on his right knee in order to remove loose bodies, according to the team, and is expected to be available for the start of the 2016-17 season.
May 5 - 11:22 AM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that John Wall has the ability to become one of the best players in the league.

"He has the ability to be one of the best players in the game," Brooks said. "He can fill up the stat sheet. He can score at a high level, and he’s improved his 3-point shooting. I like his ability to make plays for others. Always been a high-assist guy. His rebounding is good, solid for that position." Brooks did say that he wants Wall to get to the free throw line more, saying that he and Bradley Beal should combine for 12 attempts per game. Still only 25 years old, Brooks could help Wall realize his full potential.
Apr 30 - 12:00 PM

Coach Scott Brooks said John Wall could hit another level or even two or three more.

Wall sort of plateaued last season with more turnovers, only an 0.2 assists per game increase and a dip in true shooting percentage despite more 3-pointers. Brooks is known for his somewhat simplistic offense, but he's done a decent job of developing some players. Wall will likely be worth a look in the second round of a standard-league draft and a late first in eight-category leagues.
Apr 27 - 2:44 PM

John Wall (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

Wall will miss the final game of the 2015-16 season for Washington, and he'll end his year with averages of 19.9 points, 10.3 assists, 4.9 boards, 1.5 triples, 1.9 steals and 4.1 turnovers per contest on 42.4 percent shooting. Ramon Sessions will draw another start tonight, and he's an option in daily leagues. Wall will make for a fine second-round target in 9-cat leagues next season.
Apr 13 - 12:20 PM

John Wall (knee) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

This isn't a surprise and he's likely out for the season. Ramon Sessions will get another start and he should a must-own player for the final two games. Wall should be dropped in re-draft leagues.
Apr 11 - 6:14 PM

John Wal (knee) is doubtful to play against the Nets on Monday.

The Wizards really have nothing to play for now. In fact, their win on Sunday moved them down to a tie for the 12 and 13 spots in the lottery with Houston -- their pick goes to Phoenix unless they win a top-three pick. As for Wall, he is unlikely to play tonight. Ramon Sessions will be a must-start option.
Apr 11 - 3:58 PM

John Wall (knee) acknowledged that he may not play again during the 2015-16 season.

Wall has spent the past three games on the sidelines with a sore knee, and with just two more games remaining on the schedule for Washington and the playoffs no longer a possibility, it would be far from surprising to see Wall shut down. Ramon Sessions will continue to start in his absence, and with averages of 15.0 points, 10.0 assists and 1.0 triples on 50.0 percent shooting as a starter this season, he's worth a look just about everywhere.
Apr 10 - 3:11 PM

John Wall (knee) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

The Wizards have been eliminated from playoff contention, so Wall's season could be over. Ramon Sessions will draw another start and is worth a long look in DFS. Sessions is averaging 14.3 points, 8.3 assists and 3.0 boards over his last three games.
Apr 10 - 11:18 AM

John Wall (knee) will not play against the Pistons on Friday.

That should seal the fate of the Wizards and Wall could be shut down with a loss tonight. Ramon Sessions will get another start and will be a must-play option in DFS with his cheap price. Bradley Beal will be very busy.
Apr 8 - 6:45 PM

John Wall (knee) is a game-time call against the Pistons on Friday.

The Wizards will be knocked out with a loss, so Wall might want to play here. Still, he's closer to doubtful and he didn't even warm up on Wednesday. Ramon Sessions is still expected to start.
Apr 8 - 6:08 PM

John Wall (knee) said that he "probably" won't play on Friday vs. the Pistons.

"I don’t know," Wall said. "Probably not, to be honest." Wall had an MRI on Wednesday after missing the first game of his season, but it didn't reveal any damage. Wall did have his knee drained which took care of the swelling, but the pain is still there. "It took all the fluid out but it’s just still sore and numb to move," Wall added. This doesn't sound too promising, so his owners should probably have a backup plan ready. Ramon Sessions had 18 points and 13 assists in his last start, so he would be worth a long look in DFS if Wall sits.
Apr 8 - 2:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
SG1Bradley Beal
2Garrett Temple
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Alan Anderson
4Jarell Eddie
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jared Dudley
3J.J. Hickson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Nene Hilario
3Drew Gooden