Video: John Wall sends major warning shot to rest of NBA
Wall, who is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, says he can’t wait to come back and show the world they haven’t even seen the best version of himself yet:
John Wall sends a warning to the NBA 😳
“I’m gonna be better than what I was before and that’s the scary part…they ain’t even get the best of John Wall yet.” 👀pic.twitter.com/UWHDRNsuAr
— BBNation 😼 (@BBNation15) April 30, 2020
Wall played in 32 games last season before undergoing his season-ending heel surgery. The All-Star guard then fell at his house and tore his Achilles tendon.
The former No. 1 overall pick averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 2018-19 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 was always going to miss the entire 2019-20 season since Achilles injuries are very, very tough to return from.
Wall signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension with the Wizards in the summer of 2017. Next season, Bradley Beal will make $28.7 million and Wall will earn $41.3 million. The Wizards are PRAYING their two stars can stay healthy and lead the franchise back to the playoffs.
Wall has career averages of 19.0 points and 9.2 assists in 573 games with the Wizards. Everyone is curious to see what type of player the former Kentucky Wildcat is going to be after sitting out a whole year.
Wall was arguably the fastest player in the league with the ball in his hands before his Achilles tear. We’ll have to see if he’s still lightning quick and explosive.
The Wizards were on their way to missing the playoffs if the 2019-20 season didn’t get suspended due to COVID-19. The team had a record of just 24-40.