John Wall RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wall blames ugly performance vs. Heat on fluid buildup in knee

    ESPN "Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall said after Washington's 91-88 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night that his left knee was sore and he wasn't 100 percent certain he'll be able to play in the team's next game. The Wizards are off Saturday before visiting Toronto on Sunday. Wall was..." November 18

  • John Wall out against Raptors after injuring shoulder vs. Cavaliers on Friday

    CBS Sports "The Washington Wizards will be without their All-Star point guard John Wall for their big meeting with the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening. According to a report from TNT's David Aldridge, Wall will sit out the game due to the shoulder injury he suffered during Friday night's loss to the..." November 05

  • Wizards' Wall has no structural damage in shoulder

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Wizards fans can breathe a sigh of relief. John Wall’s shoulder injury suffered on Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers does not sound serious. The Vertical’s Shams Charania says Wall has no structural damage, just soreness. Wall suffered a shoulder injury against the Cavs and..." November 04

  • John Wall leaves arena with arm in sling, says shoulder was 'on fire' after collision

    Washington Post "After the Washington Wizards’ defense no-showed against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 130-122 loss Friday night, players and staffers occasionally ambled in and out of the trainer’s room. The team’s security peeked in. Markieff Morris, gently holding his sleeping newborn, also walked in to show off..." November 04

  • LaVar Ball had his say. Now John Wall pledges to show ‘no mercy’ against Lonzo.

    Washington Post "While a tightly framed video circulated and hot-take tweets and emoji launched across social media, Washington Wizards star John Wall remained silent. What? You actually thought Wall, who fuels his fire with the doubt of others, didn’t see the video of the father of Los Angeles Lakers point..." October 25

  • Lakers take exception to Wizards center Marcin Gortat tweeting John Wall 'will torture' Lonzo Ball

    ESPN "Brandon Ingram says Lonzo Ball and the Lakers did not take kindly to Marcin Gortat's tweet about how John Wall "will torture" Ball when the Wizards visit the Lakers on Wednesday night. "Yeah of course we did," Ingram said when asked if he saw Gortat's tweet on Monday. "Everyone has social..." October 24

  • Marcin Gortat responds to LaVar Ball’s guarantee, says John Wall will ‘torture’ Lonzo

    Washington Post "With a win to open their four-game road trip on Monday in Denver, the Wizards would be going for their first 4-0 start since the 1978-79 season when they travel to play the Lakers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Wednesday’s meeting will be Washington’s first with rookie Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall..." October 23

  • John Wall warns Lonzo Ball about being targeted by other players

    The Sports Daily "It took only one game for Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball to get called out by another NBA player. Ball, playing in his first career NBA game, got shut down by Patrick Beverley on Thursday, who held him to just three points on a one-of-six shooting performance. Beverley had plenty to say about..." October 22

  • Wall: 'I think I'm the best shot-blocking point guard in NBA history'

    CBS Sports "John Wall is lightning quick, knows how to run an offense, is an incredible passer, and he's not too shabby at shot blocking either. The blocks stat is not reserved for bigs or defensive minded wings. Wall believes he's a great shot blocker. So great that he considers himself the greatest..." October 21

  • John Wall on pay-for-play: Being poor 'another eight months won't hurt'

    Sporting News "John Wall has an interesting perspective when it comes to the recruiting scandal in college basketball. As a former top recruit in the Class of 2009 (he was ranked No. 2 overall in 247Sports' Composite rankings for that season), Wall said he knows what it's like when people try to seal your..." September 28

  • John Wall throws shade at NBA super teams

    Sportsnaut "Washington Wizards guard John Wall posted an Instagram photo of himself and Bradley Beal on Thursday, taking an apparent shot at the NBA’s super teams. Certainly, plenty of teams have taken dramatic steps to improve. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics struck a mega deal centered..." September 28

  • John Wall urges Tom Brady, Aaron Rogers to defend Kaepernick

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Donald Trump ranted last Friday night to slam the NFL, then turn around Saturday morning and revoke his invitation to the Warriors to visit the White House — in a classic “you’re not breaking up with me, I’m breaking up with you” move — the biggest names in the NBA responded. LeBron James,..." September 26

  • John Wall fights back tears while thanking his mom

    USA Today "The Washington Wizards' John Wall gave a touching speech at the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday night. The most emotional part was when he thanked his mom. Wall asked her to stand up so that everyone could applaud her. Then, he said that he hoped she..." September 23

  • John Wall Milly Rocks At Ludacris' 40th Bday Party

    TMZ "Here's John Wall once again proving he's the most well-rounded PG in the NBA ... he scores, he defends, he passes ... AND HE MILLY ROCKS EFFORTLESSLY. Wall proved this in Paris celebrating Ludacris' 40th bday with huge stars like Jeezy, Ryan Leslie, and Kenny Burns ... but the Washington..." September 11

  • John Wall Says He Is 'The Best 2-Way Point Guard' in NBA

    Bleacher Report "John Wall is always one to exude confidence, and that was evident this week when he told BallIsLife (h/t CSN Wizards) he believes he's the NBA's premier floor general. "I'm the best two-way point guard in the league," Wall said. It's hardly a new sentiment from Wall. In February, the..." September 03

  • John Wall, Bradley Beal organize Wizards’ fundraising for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Washington Post "As Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston over the weekend, Washington Wizards players John Wall and Bradley Beal decided to help. The pair reached out to teammates through a group text message, leading the effort to raise money for people affected by the hurricane and historical flooding in..." August 29

  • John Wall seemingly accepts Kobe Bryant’s challenge to make NBA all-defensive first team

    Washington Post "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall’s latest source of motivation is a personal challenge from five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant. To coincide with the release of his latest Nike shoe, Bryant issued #MambaMentality challenges to five celebrities via social media Thursday. The former..." August 28

  • Kobe challenges John Wall to make All-Defensive 1st Team

    Clutch Points "To celebrate his 39th birthday, Kobe Bryant challenged numerous athletes and Kendrick Lamar on social media. While it initially included Isaiah Thomas and DeMar DeRozan only, Giannis Antetokounmpo asked for his challenge in which the 18-time All-Star wanted him to earn his first Most Valuable..." August 27

  • John Wall's beef with Ronnie 2K over his NBA 2K18 rating continues

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall made it well known he was not happy with his rating for NBA 2K18 in a series of tweets directed at Ronnie Singh, an employee of 2K Sports who has made a name for himself on social media as a guy who represents the gaming franchise under the alias 'Ronnie 2K.' Last month, after it was..." August 20

  • Wizards’ John Wall on Charlottesville: We are all family

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "John Wall has always been one to speak his mind and answer questions directly, though politics isn't often his game. During the preseason last fall he was asked who he was voting for between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and his response was evasive. He didn't want to go there. But the past..." August 20

  • John Wall on Kyrie Irving decision: “I’d want to stay” but nobody knows behind scenes stuff

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "It was a major coincidence that on the same day John Wall agreed to terms on a supermax contract that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season, news broke of fellow All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving's discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. One Eastern Conference star was committing..." August 05

  • John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million contract extension with Wizards

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news. Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be..." July 21

  • Ted Leonsis: ‘I predict John Wall will sign’ extension with Wizards

    Washington Post "For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Wizards have become a luxury-tax paying team, and on Wednesday, majority owner Ted Leonsis indicated he will continue to spend to keep the core intact. “I think we’ve proven that we have as much resources and as much tools as anybody in..." July 20

  • John Wall Expected to Sign Designated Player Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest questions surrounding the Washington Wizards may soon be resolved. Team owner Ted Leonsis said Wednesday he's confident John Wall will sign a long-term extension with the Wizards, the Washington Post's Candace Buckner reported. "My prediction is John Wall will sign his..." July 19

  • John Wall remains in no hurry to sign super-max extension

    Washington Post "John Wall believes trading for a superstar should be a no-brainer, a move that should be seriously considered at any cost, no matter how people might perceive it. Over the years Wall has been a reporter’s delight because of his tell-it-like-it-is nature. But his candor has produced consequences..." July 11

  • John Wall defends comments about Otto Porter, says they are all good

    Fanrag Sports "No matter what the Washington Wizards do this offseason, the future of 2019 free agent John Wall is what matters most. The four-time All-Star answered questions from FanRag Sports during halftime of the Wizards’ Summer League game Monday afternoon. The responses included two important..." July 11

  • Wizards offer John Wall 4-year, $170 million 'supermax' extension

    ESPN "The Washington Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year contract extension for roughly $170 million, but the All-Star point guard will take some time to consider the offer, sources said. The contract offer, known as "the supermax" as part of the new collective bargaining agreement, is..." July 01

  • John Wall Recruiting Paul George To Wizards

    Real GM Basketball "John Wall admitted he is attempting to recruit Paul George to the Washington Wizards. "I am talking to some guys, Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I'm trying to see if we can make something happen," Wall told The Undefeated before the NBA Awards on Monday night. The..." June 27

  • Wizards remain intent on signing Otto Porter and John Wall to new deals, president Ernie Grunfeld says

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Each time Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld or head coach Scott Brooks refer to their team's future, they include Otto Porter's name despite the latter just days away from being a restricted free agent. He does not yet have a long-term contract, but the Wizards remain hopeful they can come to an..." June 25

  • John Wall felt slighted “only” making third team All-NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Six guards make the All-NBA Team each year. There are more than six deserving candidates — Klay Thompson and Chris Paul didn’t make the final cut this year. It’s brutal to try to make the top six. As someone with a vote, and I think I can speak for others I know here, I sweat which six should..." June 21

  • Beal: Relationship with Wall 'better than it has ever been'

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "In an age when athletes have so many venues to share their opinions, we are used to seeing them in 140 characters at a time or on The Players' Tribune, but Bradley Beal took to his own blog to discuss his developing relationship with John Wall, the importance of Scott Brooks and more. Beal..." June 09

  • John Wall Says Bench Was Wizards' 'Downfall,' Wishes Kelly Oubre Played More

    Bleacher Report "Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is stuck at home with the NBA Finals on the horizon, and he pointed the finger of blame at his bench on Sunday. "We need to help our bench," per CSN's Chase Hughes (h/t Dan Feldman of NBC Sports). "Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series..." May 28

  • John Wall calls out Wizards’ bench

    Sportsnaut "In the John Wall era, the Washington Wizards have made the playoffs four times. But while they’ve consistently advanced past the first round, the Wizards have yet to see the conference finals. Washington was downed in six games by the Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks in 2014 and 2015,..." May 26