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April 9, 2019, 11:59 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall (left Achilles) may not be able to play next season after tearing his Achilles.
Wall ended another frustrating year in Washington with top-35/75 value in 8/9-cat leagues (top-200/230 in total value), as his atrocious 3.8 turnovers per game really dragged down his appeal. The Kentucky product averaged 8.7 dimes per game this year, which is a six-year low. Wall also shot a ghastly .697 from the free throw line, and he’s now spent the last two seasons below 73 percent from the line after going 76 percent or better in each of his first seven years. Those big drops were more than enough to counteract his improvement from the field (.444, up from .420 a year prior). Wall battled left heel soreness throughout his 32 games before undergoing season-ending surgery in late December, and he would later rupture his left Achilles in a slip-and-fall incident at home while recovering from the first procedure. He won’t return to basketball activity until February 2020 and can be written off until the 2020-21 campaign.
February 12, 2019, 10:32 amJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
Shams Charania is reporting that John Wall underwent successful surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon and he will be out for the next 12 months.
We can only hope that Wall will be able to slowly recover from a very difficult injury that puts his career in jeopardy and the succesfull surgery is the very first step towards that goal. His former teammate in Kentucky, DeMarcus Cousins, has looked great this year after also recovering from a ruptured Achilles but it looks very likely that Wall will remain sidelined next season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 5, 2019, 1:09 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall has ruptured his left Achilles tendon and will be held out of basketball activity for 12 months.
Wall initially underwent season-ending surgery on his left heel but tore his Achilles by slipping and falling at home. It was discovered during a follow-up procedure to clean out the infected incision from that surgery. This is devastating for a player who relies on speed and explosiveness as much as Wall, and it's unlikely we see him at all next season unless he makes a miraculous recovery.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
December 29, 2018, 9:00 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
The Wizards have updated that John Wall will indeed undergo surgery on his heel and will the guard will miss the remainder of the season.
Bradley Beal will go bonkers and Trevor Ariza will see an uptick in assists, while Tomas Satoransky gets a sizable bump in value in deeper formats.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
December 29, 2018, 3:40 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, John Wall will likely have season-ending surgery on his heel.
Wall is likely out for six-to-eighth months for recovery if he goes through with surgery. Hold on to him unless there's a great option available because there's a small chance he does not have the surgery; he's still meeting with specialists. If he does get surgery, Tomas Satoransky gets the biggest boost here as he will slide into the starting lineup. He should be owned everywhere and has immediate mid round upside. Bradley Beal and the rest of the Wizards will get a slight boost in usage as the ball should be moving more. Ron Baker has some upside in the deepest of leagues as he could see minutes off the bench.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 29, 2018, 1:59 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall (sore left heel) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Hornets.
There is no word yet as to whether Wall saw the specialist yet but he is unlikely to play until he does. Tomas Satoransky is a decent add for mid-to-late round value as there is a chance Wall could miss extended time.
December 29, 2018, 12:15 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall (heel) is doubtful to face the Hornets on Saturday.
It may be a good sign that Wall is doubtful rather than out but there is no update yet if he has seen a specialist and it is unlikely he plays until he does. It appears this is a pain management issue that he has been dealing with for years and the pain has finally become too much to bear. Fantasy owners are on the edge of their seats until we receive official confirmation as to how he and the Wizards plan to address the issue. Tomas Satoransky is the primary beneficiary while Wall is out and should be able to provide mid-to-late round value while he is starting.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 9:42 pmTomas Satoransky - G/F - Washington Wizards
Tomas Satoransky started for John Wall (heel) and played 39 minutes but could only muster nine points (one trey), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in Friday’s home loss to the Bulls.
The defensive stats were his saving grace but those are atypical of his game and he’ll have to boost his assists and threes if he hopes to hang onto fantasy relevance. Still, the heavy workload is a great sign and we’re holding on for the next few games as we wait for an update regarding Wall’s bone spurs.
December 28, 2018, 5:45 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall (heel) will see a specialist for his bone spurs.
Wall has apparently been dealing with these bone spurs for years and it's gotten to the point where the pain is unmanageable. We'll have an update after Wall's appointment; meanwhile, Tomas Satoransky makes for a fine stream or DFS play anytime Wall is out.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 5:35 pmTomas Satoransky - G/F - Washington Wizards
Tomas Satoransky will draw the start on Friday vs. the Bulls.
Satoransky will be starting for John Wall (heel) who is out. Considering the Bulls’ poor defense and the expected usage, Satoransky makes for a nice DFS play or stream as long as Wall is out.
Source: Chuck Swirsky on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 1:58 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall (sore left heel) will not play in Friday's game against the Bulls.
Wall's status as sick was in question when he ran around the Wizards bench like he wasn't contagious last week, and perhaps this was the real reason. He hasn't been quite as disappointing as many thought, producing top-25 value in 8-cat leagues when on the floor, though in 9-cat leagues he was definitely overdrafted with just top-60 returns. His season will feel like it's on the brink until he can get the health issues on track and there's no telling when that will be.
December 26, 2018, 10:01 pmJohn Wall - G - Washington Wizards
John Wall scored 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and eight assists on 9-of-19 shooting as the Wizards lost to the Pistons on Wednesday.
He added two 3-pointers and one block to the box score, but turned the ball over six times. He is outside the top-50 again this season and has not been able to return to his top-20 form from the 2016-2017 season. He has underperformed and is a prime buy-low candidate if you believe that he can return to dominating in the near future.