May 26, 2017, 10:57 am
John Wall, in a report from CSN’s Chase Hughes, said that the Wizards need to upgrade their bench this offseason.
Wall was reportedly fixated on the fact that Washington’s bench only scored five points in their Game 7 loss to Boston, so it’s no shock that he wants some help from the second unit. He’s not wrong to feel that way, either. The Wizards have a dearth of options in the backcourt as the trio of Brandon Jennings, Tomas Satoransky and Trey Burke provided little support and led to an exhausted Wall by the end of the season. There are other holes to fix as well, but a suitable backup point guard would do wonders for everyone. While Jennings was awful in the postseason and Burke was bad all year, Satoransky looked promising in his limited minutes and should continue to grow into a larger role, but Wall’s public requests will probably force the front office to make a move for external help. Wall also said he won’t be a very active recruiter, which reiterates the importance of his own decision about re-signing with Washington. Coming off a great year, the Wiz still have some work to do to convince their superstar to stick around long-term.