Video: Wizards star John Wall throws down lefty dunk as he continues to rehab torn Achilles
Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall appears to be making good progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon.
Wall threw down a lefty dunk in Boston before the Wizards took on the Celtics on Wednesday:
— IT stan account (@NBCSWizards) November 14, 2019
On July 22, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said he doesn’t expect Wall to play this season. The former No. 1 overall pick played in 32 games last season before undergoing his season-ending heel surgery. Wall then fell at his house and tore his Achilles tendon. He averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game 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 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 season. There’s absolutely no point to rush Wall back in 2019-20. The Wizards aren’t contenders right now, and the main focus of the franchise is getting Wall back to 100 percent.
Wall, who turned 29 in September, has career averages of 19.0 points and 9.2 assists in 573 games with the Wizards. Washington signed Wall’s running mate, star shooting guard Bradley Beal, to an extension. Wall has been on record saying he wants another shot at winning a title with Beal.