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Wizards star John Wall shooting jumpers, taking ‘baby steps’ in recovery from torn Achilles

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Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall is shooting jumpers and doing some ball-handling drills as he makes his way back from a torn Achilles.

Wall says he’s taking his time with his recovery.

“I’m great, man. Just rehabbing, working out and lifting weights. I’m shooting some jumpshots, doing some ball-handling and stuff like that,” Wall told Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington. “I understand because I’ve played through injuries before that if I try to come back too soon or too fast, I could be hurt and have to start all over again. I’m not trying to go through that process again, so I’m finally taking my baby steps.”

John Wall could miss the entire 2019-20 season. The Wizards won’t rush Wall back. Owner Ted Leonsis said at the beginning of June if Wall has to miss the entire 2019-20 season, he wouldn’t have a problem with it.

Wall played in 32 games last season. He averaged 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.

Wall signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension (Designated Veteran Player Extension) with the Wizards in the summer of 2017. That contract kicks in this upcoming season.