Remember when people thought Washington Wizards are better without their All-Star point guard John Wall who went down with an injury in January? Well, now the Wizards find themselves on a three games losing streak (including the ugly loss against the tanking New York Knicks), as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference and good chances to drop down the seventh or eighth spot. So, they do need Wall and luckily for them, the 27-year-old returned to the practice after a recovering from a knee injury.
Speaking with the reporters on Monday, after his second practice from the injury, Wall said he is “feeling great” at the moment but he isn’t sure when he’ll step on the basketball court again. He also added that he doesn’t intend to change his style of game.
“When I’ve had an injury in the past, I don’t think about it. I go out there and play the same way I played before, and that’s with a lot of aggression, a lot of attacking mode, a lot of fast pace. And I’ve been doing that,” – he said. “All I had to do was show that glimpse and that showed me I was being myself again.“
Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that although the team needs him, they won’t rush him back and that he won’t play in the upcoming clash vs San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.
“It’s getting close. He’s had two really, really good days. His energy level is high. He’s anxious. You can tell. He wants to get out there,” – said Brooks. “We still want to be patient.“
John Wall played his last game with the Wizards on January 25. Since then, the team has a 14-11 record, and they are 19-17 in total without him this season.