Nobody knows what to expect when the NBA season returns later this summer. Will things resume how they were, or are we in for a major twist?
In D.C., the questions are all revolved around All-Star point guard John Wall, who hasn’t played since 2018. Will he return to his All-Star form? If he’s healthy, is it enough for the Wizards to make a run for the postseason?
With those questions still unanswered, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis did his best to give the fans some hope.
“I’m very much looking forward to John Wall’s return because I think physically he will be in a much different place. He has spoken about the pain that he had been in with his bone spurs. John once showed me a bone spur, one of the bone spurs that they took out of his heel. I will be sincere with you, I had never seen something like that. I couldn’t imagine what that felt like,” the Wizards boss explained.
“There are times where John has been isolated on social media where ‘look, he’s not playing defense, he’s not getting back.’ And then you would talk to John and he would say ‘I feel like there are razor blades in my feet when I’m running backwards. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t do it, I’m hurting the team now.’”
John Wall only played in 32 games during the 2018-19 season — and he hasn’t been seen since. The Wizards have, obviously, not fared very well in his absence as they have been one of the NBA’s worst teams.
But with him, and some roster changes, the team could be headed on the right track. Of course, it all depends on how Wall looks upon his return. Last we saw him, he was averaging 20.7 points, 8.7 assists, and 1.5 steals per game on 44% shooting.
For the Wizards’ sake, let’s hope for a quick and successful recovery.