Ethan Norof and Dan Besbris dig into the mess in Washington and whether anyone behind Brad Beal can actually find consistent fantasy value next year.
October 9, 2019, 5:39 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga (left knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Guangzhou Long-Lions while C.J. Miles (left foot rehab), Troy Brown (left calf strain), Isaiah Thomas (left thumb rehab), John Wall (left Achilles rehab) and Ian Mahinmi (right Achilles strain) all remain out.
Bonga may carve out a role for the Wizards if he is able to get healthy. At this time, he needs to show something to enter the fantasy landscape.
Source: NBA Injury Report
July 23, 2019, 8:47 amJohn WallPG, Washington Wizards
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said that John Wall “probably won’t play at all” next year as he is recovering from a torn Achilles.
Nothing new here, Wall ruptured his left Achilles in a slip-and-fall incident at home and he is not expected to resume any basketball activity until at least February of 2020. The Wizards are not expected to be very competitive this year and it makes sense to take it slow with Wall’s rehab. Owners should only stash him in dynasty leagues.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 2:07 pmJohn WallPG, Washington Wizards
Per Sam Vecenie of The Athletic, the Wizards have applied for a Disabled Player Exception on John Wall, and are waiting for an answer from the league.
While there are reports that Wall is progressing, there is also a genuine chance that he does not suit up at all this season. We'll have to wait to find out what comes of the application, but if accepted, it will help get the Wizards another potential player.
Source: Sam Vecenie on Twitter
June 25, 2019, 11:30 amJohn WallPG, Washington Wizards
On Monday night at the 2019 NBA Awards, John Wall gave affirmation that he is indeed continuing to get healthier and stronger.
Wall has been able to slowly increase what he can do on his legs. The recovery and rehab for an injury as severe as his is a long road, and the point guard is making sure not to speed up the process and risk hindering the progress. However, he's about to reach a pretty big milestone in the journey during the coming weeks. And while Wall's offseason has been a busy one, as he juggles rehab, he still has been very involved in everything going on inside the franchise, recently chatting with first-round draft pick Rui Hachimura.
Source: NBC Sports
April 9, 2019, 11:59 pmJohn WallG, 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 WallG, 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 WallG, 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 WallG, 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 WallG, 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 WallG, 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 WallG, 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 SatoranskyG/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 WallG, 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
Brad Beal was the real deal, but not much else worked out for Washington