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John Wall | Guard | #2

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Wizards coach Scott Brooks declined to say whether John Wall (knee surgeries) would be healthy enough for the team's first training camp practice.
"[Wall] has doing some one-on-one, he’s doing some three-on-three," Brooks said. "I don’t like to put a timetable, because if he doesn’t meet it [then] we’re saying, ‘Oh, he’s still hurt.' He’s improving. His body looks great [but] his conditioning is going to be behind." We'll have a better feel for Wall's status once training camp begins, but for now owners should tread lightly in the first few rounds. Sep 21 - 8:58 PM

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The rumored trade of John Wall to the Pistons is reportedly not true.

Rumors have been circulating surrounding a trade that would send Wall to the Pistons along with Markieff Morris, while the Wizards would get Brandon Knight, Jahlil Okafor, and pieces. Furthermore, the 76ers would get Reggie Jackson, while the Suns would get Tobias Harris and pieces. There appears to be nothing behind this rumor, but we'll keep an eye on the situation.

John Wall (knees) has progressed to playing one-on-one.

Wall said that there's no rush for him to progress to five-on-five work, and while things are trending in a positive direction, there are no guarantees he'll be ready for the regular-season opener. Wall is fully capable of producing top-20 value in standard 9-cat leagues, but he'll carry some added risk this season after undergoing surgeries to both of his knees this offseason.
Sep 14 - 9:36 AM

Scott Brooks said that he's not worried about John Wall and Bradley Beal having chemistry issues.

"Two things I noticed about both of them: They’re very competitive, and they care about their teammates. When you have those two qualities, you will never have problems with me as the coach and you’ll never have problems with your teammates," Brooks said. "With that being said, they’re like brothers, and you’re going to have arguments. If you don’t have an argument as an NBA team, that’s odd." The chemistry concerns have been overblown, but Wall is going to be a risky prospect to invest in on draft day after having both of his knees operated on this offseason.
Sep 11 - 3:39 PM

John Wall said that he's trying to get in the best shape of his life.

He's recovering from two offseason knee surgeries, but he's taking his rehab very seriously and has been working out two times a day. A report last week indicated that Wall has been jumping and running, but as far as we know he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. Training camp is just around the corner, but he's still said to be targeting opening night. He comes with a little bit more risk this season due to the knee concerns.
Aug 29 - 10:39 AM

John Wall stated during a recent interview that "a lot of times" he and Bradley Beal have a "tendency to dislike each other on the court."

"We got to be able to put that to the side," Wall said of the tension between himself and Beal. "Now that you have your money you got to go out there and improve your game. I want you to be an All-Star just as much as I’m an All-Star." Wall added that he's hopeful that his new head coach Scott Brooks will be able to help ease the tension by holding everyone accountable and making sure everyone understands their role, but publicly challenging Beal to improve his game may not be the best way to smooth things over.
Aug 23 - 4:06 PM

The surgery on John Wall's left knee was "far more serious" than the procedure on his right knee.

Per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, the surgery on Walls' left knee "could have sidelined him for several months had it been done during the season." Wall is currently running, jumping and going through two-a-day workouts, but he is not yet playing one-on-one. Although he's targeting opening night, it's not a guarantee that Wall will be out there when the Wizards open their season.
Aug 20 - 4:25 PM

John Wall (knee surgeries) is still hopeful that he will be ready for opening night.

He had procedures done on both knees back in May, but recently had a checkup and said that he's "right where I'm supposed to be." Wall said he's been working out two times a day and that he can shoot and jog, but added that he hasn't played 1-on-1 yet. Wall won't rush his return, but he still has plenty of time to ramp up his workload before training camp begins. The fact that he's coming off two knee surgeries means owners might be able to wait until the end of the second round to target him.
Aug 20 - 1:53 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks believes John Wall and Bradley Beal can be the "top two-way backcourt in basketball."

What else is he going to say? Ultimately the pairing will be judged by their production and if both can stay on the court for a full season. While Wall's fantasy stock is solid as a top-20 selection, Beal is much more of a risk-reward play on draft day considering his injury history with his leg.
Aug 6 - 2:57 PM

John Wall (knee surgeries) said that he's doing "great."

He added that he hopes to be back on the basketball court around the first week of August, so it sounds like he's on pace to be ready for training camp. The Wizards kept their core together this summer and improved their bench depth, so they will be looking to get back in the playoff mix with Wall leading the charge. Wall was a top-25 asset in standard leagues last season and will likely come off the board in the second round of most fantasy drafts.
Jul 26 - 11:49 AM

John Wall thinks the Wizards need to add "one more piece" before the season begins.

"I think we added some great pieces," Wall said. "I still think we need one more piece and hopefully we can get it, but if not, we just gotta go out there and do what we can do with the pieces we have." The point guard wants another talented wing on the roster, but he may not get it with Marcus Thornton, Tomas Satoransky and Kelly Oubre all ticketed for reserve roles already.
Jul 11 - 12:12 PM

John Wall is looking for the Wizards to make a splash in free agency.

After several years of dabbling in the free agent market, Wall wants the Wizards to make a big move in 2016. "To win in this new-era NBA, to try to have good pieces come, you might have to overpay people," Wall said. "Us as a team and the organization’s got to be willing to step up to the plate and get what needs to be done, done." While we'll have to wait and see if Wall's wishes come true, he's ahead of schedule after surgeries on both knees and will continue to be worth an early-round pick on draft day.
Jun 30 - 10:52 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
3Tomas Satoransky
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Jarell Eddie
4Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith