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Report: John Wall expected to make season debut in the next two weeks

Jan 6, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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The Wizards, at 4-27 on the season, will take any good news they can get. This would most certainly qualify.

John Wall has been practicing with the team and is expected to make his season debut within the next two weeks, according to a report from Chris Mannix of SI.com.

Wall has been out the entire season with a stress injury to his left knee, but he’s looking good to his teammates as he’s making his way back.

“He’s still the same player,” A.J. Price told the Washington Post. “Fast. Aggressive. He looked good. Looked like his old self. He was extremely active. Just talking. You could see that he really wanted it. And that’s always good to see, especially from your franchise player, coming back off injury, to show how enthused he was to be back out there and how aggressive he approached the situation.”

Whether or not Wall is the type of player the franchise can build around remains to be seen, but he’s shown flashes of All-Star level talent at times in each of his first two NBA season.

Wall has career averages of 16.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.6 steals in 37 minutes per game. He is a difference-maker, even on a Wizards team as dreadful as this.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 6, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Never understood the hype about this dude. He has no concept of how to play the position, and is a terrible shooter on top of it. He makes Jeremy Lin look like Magic Johnson with assist to turnover ratio.

  2. Gordon - Jan 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Remember when Wiz fans were saying this guy was gonna be better than Rose? Yeah, I got a good laugh out of that too.

    • johnpierrebeatz - Jan 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      Wall isn’t even close to Rose’s level. he lacks the leadership capabilities

  3. dysraw1 - Jan 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    had higher ambitions for the franchise this year unfortunately injury to key players has them in real bad position. they lost a lot of close games this yr i expect them to pick it up a little in the second half of the season. wheres Trevor Ariza

    • rtfinch - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      He got hurt the first Miami game.

  4. cantonbound13 - Jan 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    The final test will be if he could do the dougie pain free.

  5. jthammerstix - Jan 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    He’s a terrible player and a worse person.

  6. chucknorrissinspiration - Jan 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Championship!

  7. hojo20 - Jan 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    He should’ve stayed at Kentucky a few years.

  8. char0985 - Jan 6, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    What makes you say he’s a bad person

  9. mazblast - Jan 6, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    The Wizards can use any help they can find. I’m no fan of Wall, but I’m glad he’ll be healthy enough to play soon.

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