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John Wall reveals what Wizards must do to compete for a championship

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The Washington Wizards are A LONG WAYS AWAY from competing for a championship, but All-Star point guard John Wall still likes the team that general manager Tommy Sheppard and head coach Scott Brooks have assembled around him and fellow star guard Bradley Beal.

On the latest episode of All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Wall talked about what the Wizards must do to compete for a championship again:

“I love the team we have now. We have some great pieces and a lot of young guys that’s just getting the opportunity to play where they probably would have never gotten it on other teams,” John Wall said.

“But I feel if you want to be one of those teams [that’s competing for a title], you got to have veteran guys around that’s willing to understand their role. That’s kind of what we dealt with in the years past with our teams, nobody really understood their role.”

Before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19, the Wizards were in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Beal was averaging 30.5 points, but he didn’t have another dynamic scorer on the roster sans Wall.

The Wizards are hoping to be playoff contenders again next season once Wall returns from his Achilles tear. The last time NBA fans saw the former No. 1 overall pick on the court, Wall was averaging 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 8.7 assists for Washington.

In 573 career games with the Wizards, Wall has averages of 19.0 points and 9.2 assists. Some pundits believe the five-time All-Star will have nothing left in the tank since he’s coming back from heel and Achilles surgery. All the doubters are motivating the Wizards superstar.