John Wall Remains Unlikely To Return This Season

The Wizards‘ season will continue as they are one of 22 teams to head to Orlando to finish out the 2019/20 campaign. The club will play eight more games with the hope of sneaking into the postseason for more.

If they achieve that goal, they’ll almost certainly do so without the services of John Wall. Though, according to Ian Begley of SNY.tv (Twitter link), some Eastern Conference teams heading to Orlando are preparing as if Wall will return to the court. Perhaps rival clubs are simply leaving no stone unturned in their pre-return scouting.

Last week, during a Zoom call with the local media, including Hoops Rumors,  Wall claimed he was “110 percent” but wouldn’t commit to making the potential trip to Orlando with his team let alone suiting up and joining them on the court.

The message out of the Wizards’ organization has been pretty consistent all season: they are taking the most patient approach with regard to getting Wall back up to speed. That means the 2020/21 season will be the next time we see the former No. 1 overall pick.

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9 thoughts on “John Wall Remains Unlikely To Return This Season

  1. DynamiteAdams

    What happened to “110% healthy”? Honestly they are very much in the hunt with 8 games left if he’s not playing now what are you saving him for? This draft is trash anyhow

    • x_burner_X

      Its all about insurance money – as long as he is out, wizards get compensated. Thats why I think they are not trading him until the end of 2020-21 – last season covered by insurance

      • mcmillankmm

        I’m also sure they probably don’t want him to get hurt and miss some of the 20-21 season

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    You don’t need Wall for a first rd exit. Have a good draft. Get ready for good season next yr. I think Rui is going to be a Star. Wizards picking 9th. There’s a solid pick there. A lottery pick is at least a solid rotation player. In any year. It should be

  3. Simmons>Russ

    We have already seen Wall and Beal and we know what they can do and can’t do. They are at best with a good supporting cast a 4th seed back when the Eastern conference was a cake walk. With the Eastern conference getting much better even with a good supporting cast which the Wizards don’t have they are a 6th seed at best.

    There’s no way they are better than the Sixers, Celtics, Bucks, Pacers, Heat and Nets. With a poor supporting cast like what they currently have at best they are a 7/8th seed at best.

  4. Skip, Tampa

    Heat had interest in Wall at one point.
    Wall, 2020 1st, 2-2021 2nds for Iggy and Olynik.
    Yepper, just a warped thought.

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