HoopsHype John Wall rumors

July 25, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been selected to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men's National Team, USA Basketball announced today. Wall will join 18 other players, including teammate Bradley Beal, who have been selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool. The 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, will be selected from that pool. "I am honored to be invited back to participate with USA Basketball and to have the opportunity to represent my country," said Wall. "I am also proud that Bradley and I will be able to represent the Wizards organization together while competing for roster spots against our peers from around the league." NBA.com

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The Wizards splurged on Martell Webster last summer in part because Fegan represents both Webster and John Wall, per several league sources. This is not an uncommon thing; the Cavaliers may soon experience it with Thompson. Grantland

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During an interview with NBC Sports Network’s Dave Briggs this week, the Wizards point guard was asked how far he thinks Washington might go next year after making its first playoff appearance since 2008. “You can’t jump to conclusions, but I’m just thinking why not our time right now?” Wall said. “I know things are going to shake up this summer, especially in the East, with guys being free agents. I hope we do a great job of signing Trevor Ariza and Gortat back, because those are two pieces to our main core. We know what we can be. We felt like we had an opportunity this year. We just lost a couple games by not having that experience like Indiana had down the stretch to pull out those games. We were two games away from the Eastern Conference Finals so now our next goal is to get there and give ourselves a shot for the Finals.” Washington Post

June 2, 2014 Updates

Unlike last season when John Wall spent most of his time away from D.C., he'll be around a lot more this offseason. He'll also work out with Bradley Beal, probably in St. Louis and at Verizon Center. "Eager and anxious, especially after you have a season like this," Wall said about looking forward to 2014-15 which will be his fifth season. "You make it to the playoffs for the first time you're ready to get it started again." CSNWashington.com

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John Wall’s breakthrough playoff performance Tuesday against a team that had him momentarily questioning his talents has given the Wizards some faith they can complete the improbable comeback. Held in check for most of the playoffs, Wall scored 27 points on Tuesday. His 17 points in the third quarter not only singlehandedly outscored the Pacers but also surpassed his scoring total from each of the previous four games. “I just took advantage of all the shots I was getting through all the other four games, and I just thank God I was able to knock them down,” Wall said. “I knew that our season was on the line. Either our season is over or it’s not. I just wanted to come in totally locked in on both ends of the floor.” Washington Post

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Six teams played this past Tuesday, including the Wizards and Bulls along with the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. That afternoon and prior to those games, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling plus a push to have Sterling sell the franchise. If the punishment did not meet hopes and expectations, players in those games were prepared to boycott, according to reports. "No, I didn't talk to anybody from the Clippers. I wasn't thinking about sitting out," Wall said on Saturday following Washington's practice. CSNWashington.com

May 1, 2014 Updates

Athletes often have special pre-game beverages. Coffee. Gatorade. Water with electrolytes. Something. John Wall? He drinks McDonald’s hot chocolate. “I’ve been doing this since I was little,” he said after Wizards practice on Thursday. “Even in the summer time when it be hot as hell, I’ll be still drinking it.” Specifically, he drinks two large-sized hot chocolates. Like, every day. Of the year. “I just like hot chocolate that much,” he explained. “It’s a habit. I have one before the game and one in the morning. If I don’t get one in the morning [on off days], I’ll at least get two after practice to go home.” Someone suggested that Wall adds extra sugar packets to the McDonald’s drink; “only like one or two,” he said. “Not too much. They make it extra chocolatey and stuff, so it’s good.” Washington Post

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