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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
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John Wall said that he would like the Wizards to improve their depth this offseason.
"We need to help our bench," said Wall. "Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series that we had in the [Eastern Conference] semifinals, our bench got outplayed." In particular, the Wiz need to add quality backup guards. Wal was clearly worn down by the end of the seven-game series vs. Boston. Tomas Satoransky and Trey Burke were inconsistent all season. Washington then signed Brandon Jennings, but Jennings was awful in the postseason. The Wiz need to add a reliable backup PG to limit the wear-and-tear on Wall going forward. May 26 - 11:30 AM

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The Wizards "top priority" this offseason will be signing John Wall to an extension, according to CSN Washington.

Wall is coming off the best season of his career. In 2016-17, Wall became just the third player in NBA history to average at least 23 points, 10 assists and two steals per game. Becuase he was named to an All-NBA team, he is eligible to sign a Designated Player Veteran Extension this summer. The extension would be worth $168 million over four years, beginning in 2019-20. However, according to the report, Wall "wants to see a bigger picture plan on where the franchise is headed before committing."
May 23 - 1:36 PM

As a result of being named to the All-NBA Third Team, John Wall is eligible to sign a Designated Player Veteran Extension this summer.

Wall has two years left on his current deal but is now able to sign a four-year, $168 million extension that would kick in for the 2019–20 season. In the past, Wall had previously voiced his displeasure after seeing inferior point guards, such as Reggie Jackson, sign contracts worth more than his. Both he and the Wiz may consider committing to each other long term, which would lock in a major pay raise for Wall. He would earn $37.5 million in the first season of that new deal.
May 19 - 11:25 AM

John Wall said that he feels fine physically heading into the offseason and that he doesn't expect to undergo any further knee procedures.

Despite a bitterly disappointing end to the season due to a poor performance in Game 7 vs. Boston, the 2016-17 campaign was very encouraging overall for Wall. Not only did he put up the best all-around numbers of his career in the regular season and the playoffs, he was also able to remain healthy. He was held out of back-to-backs in November, and there was fear he would frequently be sidelined, but he ended up starting 78 of 82 regular season contests and all 13 playoff games. He won't last past the second round in fantasy drafts next fall.
May 16 - 1:47 PM

John Wall faded down the stretch of Monday's Game 7 loss to Boston, finishing with 18 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and one triple in 44 minutes.

Wall was one of the best performers in the postseason prior to Monday, but he ran out of gas tonight and gave the Wizards very little when it mattered the most -- he failed to score in the final 19 minutes and was 0-of-11 from the field as he settled for jumpers instead of taking it to the rim. While this is a brutal way to end his season, Wall can hold his head high after leading his team to a 49-33 record with averages of 23.1 points, 10.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.1 3-pointers. Despite having surgeries on both knees before the season, he rewarded his fantasy owners with a top-20 campaign.
May 15 - 11:41 PM

John Wall hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to beat the Celtics 92-91 in Game 6 on Friday, finishing with 26 points, two rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

Game 7, baby. Game 7. Wall hit his first go-ahead shot in his career with less than 10 seconds on the clock to snap an 0-of-6 before tonight. He was also struggling in a big way early in the game, going just 1-of-12 to start, but got hot and finished 8-of-13 after that to get to 23 points in the second half. After the game, Wall had some things to say about the Celtics showing up to Verizon Center in all black. "Don't come to my city wearing all black telling us it's a funeral," he said on the ESPN broadcast. The Wizards have been getting killed on the road with a -11.8 net rating on the road, so they'll have their hands full in Boston on Monday.
May 12 - 11:25 PM

John Wall finished the Wizards' Game 4 home victory with 27 points, making 8-of-25 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs with 12 assists, five steals, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and one block.

Wall began the game 0-of-9 from the field, but he made five of his next seven attempts as the Wizards went on a second-quarter run to erase a substantial deficit. They proceeded to blow things open with a 26-0 run in the third quarter, during which Wall's fingerprints were all over the game. His brilliant play has leveled the series at two games each, with the action shifting back to Boston for Game 5 on Wednesday. Buckle up.
May 7 - 9:21 PM

John Wall was spectacular during a 116-89 Game 3 win over the Celtics on Thursday, scoring 24 points with one rebound, eight assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

The Wizards played with an extra edge during this game and started red hot with a 39-17 lead after the first quarter. Wall already has nine 20-plus scoring games this postseason, which sets the franchise record for most in a single playoff year. Wall is just too good when he's locked in and the Celtics will have to do a better job of keeping him from getting out and running in the open court.
May 4 - 11:05 PM

John Wall (ankle, wrist) is good to go for Game 3 vs. the Celtics on Thursday.

Wall sat out of the morning shootaround with a sore right ankle and sore left wrist, but the Wizards were just being cautious and managing his reps. Wall tweaked his ankle in Game 1, but it wasn't an issue in Game 2 as he racked up 40 points with 13 assists, three rebounds, three steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 47 minutes. As for his wrist, he tweaked it after a hard fall in Game 2 but was able to carry on. His fantasy owners can still deploy him with confidence. In Wall's own words, he said he's "perfectly fine" and that he won't be limited.
May 4 - 12:11 PM

John Wall scored 40 points in Tuesday's 129-119 Game 2 loss to Boston as the Wizards fell to 0-2 in the series.

Wall shot 16-of-32 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line, adding 13 assists, three rebounds, three steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 47 minutes. He also became the first Wizard in franchise history with 37+ points and 10+ assists in a playoff game. Unfortunately for Wall, he didn't get much help from Washington's second best player, as Bradley Beal scored 14 points on 4-of-15 shooting. Wall had 20 points and 16 assists in Game 1, and while it feels like the Celtics don't have an answer for him, the Wizards find themselves in a 0-2 hole with the series shifting to Washington for Game 3 on Thursday.
May 3 - 12:16 AM

John Wall double-double in the Wizards Game 1 loss to the Celtics on Sunday, tallying 20 points, 16 assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks and an unfortunate eight turnovers in 39 minutes.

Wall and the Wizards were firing on all cylinders to begin the game, but they lost a lot of momentum when Markieff Morris went down with an ankle injury, and turnover issues were a major factor in Washington picking up an L after Game 1. Wall struggled when Brad Stevens put Marcus Smart on him, and simply put, he'll need to be better in Game 2 for Washington to have a chance of stealing a game on the road.
Apr 30 - 4:34 PM

John Wall scored a playoff career-high 42 points during a series-clinching 115-99 win over the Hawks on Friday, adding one rebound, eight assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.

After all the smack talk in this series, Wall was pumped to get the win on the Hawks' floor. He was waving goodbye to the fans and he looked to be talking smack to Atlanta Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones in the front row. Wall is playing extremely well and basically did whatever he wanted in a favorable matchup. Moving forward, he actually did struggle against the Celtics, averaging 17.8 points, 8.3 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.5 treys. If he plays like he has lately, he'll still be unguardable.
Apr 28 - 11:01 PM

John Wall made 10-of-12 from the field for 29 points in a 116-98 loss to the Hawks on Saturday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

He didn't get much help with Bradley Bealy only scoring 12 points on 6-of-20 from the field. The other four starters only combined for 30 in this game, as well. The Wizards starters were absolutely smashing in this series for the first two games, but the slow start led to their undoing. Wall's usage rate should be higher in Game 4 and he may try to put the team on his back even more than usual.
Apr 22 - 8:59 PM

John Wall stated during a recent interview that Scott Brooks brought a lot of confidence to the team during his first year as head coach of the Wizards.

"He’s brought a lot of confidence," said Wall of Brooks. "He makes sure that everyone is confident and believes that we can compete against anybody. We all work really hard to improve and he has helped us with that too." Wall posted career-highs in points (23.1), assists (10.7), steals (2.0) and field goal percentage (45.1) this season, and it sounds like he's attributing a lot of that success to Brooks and the new system he's installed in Washington.
Source: Hoops Hype
Apr 19 - 11:59 AM

John Wall posted a 32-point, 14-assist double-double during the Wizards' Game 1 win over the Hawks on Sunday, adding four boards, two 3-pointers, one block and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

Wall became just the third player in Wizards' history to score 30 points and dish out 10 assists in a playoff game, joining Gilbert Arenas and Archie Clark. Wall acknowledged prior to the game that he still holds a bit of a grudge against Dennis Schroder for Schroder telling his teammates to slap at Wall’s badly fractured wrist during their 2015 second-round series, and Wall got some revenge against Schroder with a highlight-reel chase down block during the first half of action (link below).
Apr 16 - 4:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tim Frazier
3Tomas Satoransky
SG1Bradley Beal
2Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Daniel Ochefu