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Wizards owner suggests Wall may return to action Saturday

Jan 8, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

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We told you John Wall was back practicing with the Wizards and likely would return to action in the next couple weeks.

How about Saturday? That work for you?

It would for Wizards fans and owner Ted Leonsis suggested that would be the day in his blog (thanks to Ben Standig of CSNWashington.com for finding this).

We now have a few days off in a scheduling rarity. We play next on Saturday night at home and it is possible but not quite certain, for the first time all season, that we could dress all of our players. I don’t want to jinx it, but we are all hoping that is what we will see.

As Standig said, it wouldn’t be a John Wall injury update if there wasn’t some fuzzy wording and a lack of certainty.

Saturday the Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks.

While we can debate whether Wall is a guy you can build a franchise around — Stan Van Gundy says no — there is no doubt he will help the worst offense in the NBA. The Wizards average 92.7 points per 100 possessions, almost 10 points per 100 worse than the league average (102.3). Cleveland has the second worst offense on the season and they are at 97.6 (and improving with Kyrie Irving back).

This is a big season for Wall and the Wizards, he can be given a contract extension after this season and the Wizards need to see Wall on the court and figure out what they are going to do going forward.

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