Wizards seem convinced John Wall will return during 2017-18 NBA season
Since being drafted in 2010, John Wall has become the Wizards’ franchise star. Wall has watched his team struggle as one of the worst in league history at the beginning of his career, but under his leadership, the Wizards have become a contender in the Eastern Conference and are arguably one of the best teams in their conference.
Alongside Bradley Beal, Washington is a team that is a piece away from becoming a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. At 27 years of age, Wall apparently has much of his career in front of him. But will he be able to play in a postseason that could be Washington’s last chance at redemption?
Theoretically, it seems unlikely after Wall’s knee surgery. However, according to ESPN, the Wizards are confident that Wall will return sometime in the regular season.
“This Wednesday will be six weeks, and we said six to eight weeks,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “It won’t be six weeks.”
While it is possible for Wall to return this season, the decision seems impractical. Coming from a knee surgery, Wall won’t be ready for some time, even after eight weeks of rest.
Head coach Scott Brooks already stated that John Wall won’t be back this week, so there definitely must be some improvement left to be made in Wall’s regard. Though, the Wizards’ chief concern will be to get Wall back in their lineup in time for the postseason this year. If he can come back by then and get acclimated to the roster, the Wizards will have nothing to worry about.