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REPORT: Wizards’ John Wall to play vs. Cavs on Saturday

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The Washington Wizards take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night in Cleveland and All-Star point guard John Wall will play.

John Wall missed the Wizards’ previous game against the Atlanta Hawks due to the birth of his first child. The explosive guard did not go through Saturday’s shootaround due to an illness.

In 24 games this season, John Wall is averaging 21.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game. The five-time All-Star is shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The Wizards enter Saturday with a record of 11-14, ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The team has really underwhelmed this season and there have been trade rumors surrounding John Wall and his backcourt mate, shooting guard Bradley Beal.

Against a bad Cavs defense, John Wall and the Wizards should have their way on offense and come away with a win. However, this is a team that always plays down to the level of their competition, so it’s not a guarantee the Wizards will leave Cleveland on a high note.

John Wall has a history of playing well against the Cavs. In 25 career games versus Cleveland, Wall has averaged 20.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor and 38.1 percent from the 3-point line. The former No. 1 overall pick will look to help Washington win its 12th game of the season and get on some type of winning streak.