John Wall says 2016-17 season was most fun he’s had in his NBA career
Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall says the 2016-17 season was the most fun he’s had in his NBA career.
The Wizards won 49 games that season and took the Boston Celtics to seven games in the second round of the playoffs. Both Wall and All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal averaged 23.1 points per game in 2016-17.
“Year 16-17, we was on our game,” Wall told Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington. “We both averaged 23 that year. Pick your poison. That was the funnest I had in the entire NBA career. 16-17 was the most fun ever. We all had contracts. We all knew our role. We just hooped.”
Unfortunately for John Wall, the 2016-17 campaign was the last season he was healthy.
Wall dealt with injuries during the 2017-18 season and had surgery. The former No. 1 overall pick couldn’t escape the injury bug last season either, as Wall underwent heel and Achilles surgery. The explosive guard is widely expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear.
Wall averaged 20.7 points and 8.7 assists in 32 games last season for the Wizards before undergoing his two season-ending surgeries. His supermax extension kicks in next season.
Wall wants another shot with Bradley Beal when he’s healthy again. The five-time All-Star is hoping Beal signs the three-year extension the Wizards offered him this summer.