Wizards’ John Wall a game-time decision vs. Cavs
According to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is feeling a bit under the weather and will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, per head coach Scott Brooks.
John Wall is in Cleveland with the team but he’s back at the hotel & did not participate in shootaround. He’s under the weather and is a gametime decision, per Coach Scott Brooks.
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) December 8, 2018
Wall reportedly did travel with the team to Cleveland. However, he stayed in his hotel and did not attend shootaround in the morning.
Wall is in danger of missing his second straight game after he sat out Wednesday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks. The All-Star guard was away from the team due to the birth of his first child.
The Wizards didn’t miss Wall’s services as much, as they took care of Atlanta, 131-117. Bradley Beal took advantage of their main star’s absence and notched 36 points, six rebounds, and nine assists, while fill-in point guard Tomas Satoransky finished with 14 points, four rebounds, and seven assists in 38 minutes. Austin Rivers was also inserted into the starting lineup and played 34 minutes.
The Wizards had an abysmal start to their 2018-19 campaign and were definitely in the running for the most disappointing team of the year. However, it seems like they have found their rhythm over the past couple of weeks. Washington has rattled off three straight wins — including the one without John Wall — and has won five of its last eight contests. It’s worth noting, though, that these last three victories have come against likely lottery-bound teams.
Nonetheless, a win is a win, and Washington looks to continue its winning ways against the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers. If Wall figures to sit this one out as well, Satoransky and Rivers should get another chance to play big minutes. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, so we should get more updates on his condition just before tip-off.