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John Wall ‘knows everything about basketball,’ claims Scott Brooks

John Wall, Scott Brooks, Wizards

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks says All-Star point guard John Wall is a basketball savant.

Brooks believes Wall “knows everything about basketball.”

John Wall didn’t play this season before the COVID-19 suspension. The All-Star point guard always planned to sit out the entire 2019-20 season as he rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon and a heel injury.

Brooks and Wall have actually gotten closer this season since the Wizards’ franchise player has been in coaching mode. Wall has been like an assistant coach for Brooks this 2019-20 campaign– sitting courtside most of the time, observing and learning how his team moves and operates on the basketball court.

Everyone in Washington can’t wait for Wall to play next season though, especially fans who wants him to prove his doubters wrong.

In 32 games for the Wizards in 2018-19, Wall put up 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line. Washington should be playoff contenders whenever next season starts with Wall and star shooting guard Bradley Beal leading the charge.

The supermax contract which Wall signed with the Wizards kicked in this season. The 30-year-old has career averages of 19.0 points and 9.2 assists in 573 regular-season games with the Capital City team.

If the 2019-20 season resumes, Scott Brooks and Washington will be in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 24-40. While they are still in playoff contention, their chances are looking rather slim given the inconsistent performance they have shown and their over reliance on Beal to carry them.