The face of the Wizards is finally returning to play on Saturday and with zero restrictions to his game.
Two months after undergoing knee surgery, point guard John Wall is suiting up and starting for Washington against the Charlotte Hornets.
Scott Brooks: "John's playing." John Wall is starting & having no minute restrictions
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) March 31, 2018
Wall had been practicing with the team for the last week, but the Wizards were taking a measured approach to his rehab, making sure not to rush their five-time All Star back too soon. That’s put head coach Scott Brooks in a position to use Wall freely down the stretch in what’s become a tightly-contested race for playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference.
Washington is currently slotted as the 6th seed in the East — which if the postseason started today would have it meeting the Cavaliers in the first round — but the team has gone just 4-6 over its last 10 games and has seemingly faded a bit.
The Wizards went 15-12 without Wall after starting that stretch by going 8-2.
Before his injury, Wall was averaging 19.4 points, 9.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
We’ll see how much pressure the Wizards put on the guard to push the offense, but with Brooks saying Wall has no limitations, we should be getting vintage John Wall soon enough.
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