Remember when John Wall was supposed to be back by around Thanksgiving? Well, today’s December 10th and we still don’t have John Wall back. And according to Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman, it may still be a while.
“We’re going to look at a lot of different things,” Wittman said. “John’s bearing doesn’t play with that because John’s still some weeks from getting on the floor and practicing. So if we were really strapped we’d bring someone in.”
It has now been more than 10 weeks since Wall was diagnosed with his stress injury, which was expected to keep him out of the lineup eight weeks, or until the weekend after Thanksgiving.
It was also revealed in that article that they have invited Ben Uzoh (who played for Toronto and Cleveland last season) and Blake Ahearn for workouts. They had just lost A.J. Price to a broken hand that will keep him out 4-6 weeks but they weren’t brought in because Price was going to be gone; Washington brought them in because it would still be a while for Wall to come back.
The Wizards are currently 2-15 and it’s quite a mess in that organization. There’s no need to rush Wall back but good grief, the Wizards fans need something to cheer for. And I personally want to see Wall back on the court to see if his outside shooting had improved any. He only shot an incredibly atrocious .071 from behind the arc. After this season, John Wall has two more years in his current deal (the second year is a qualifying offer that will likely be offered by the Wizards) so it may be wise to take their time on this. It’s just that I feel bad for the Wizards fans as they have to suffer through yet another poor season.
Wall averaged 16.3 points, 4.5 boards, and 8.0 assists last season.