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April 16, 2015 Updates

Wall had read the story by Wednesday evening and didn’t have a problem with Pierce’s comments. “I think it was great. It is. It’s a great point,” Wall said before the Wizards’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the regular season finale. “I’m the type of guy, you know, I don’t like to sit out of anything, practice or games, but he also told me I’m the key to how far this team goes and I tried to do my best this season of trying to stay healthy and play as many games as I can. I’m the type of guy that hates to get out of practice. I like to compete in everything I do. This is what I do. This is my job. But I had to do that to get through most of the season. But I definitely want to be great. I definitely pick his brain about certain things I’ve been doing all season because he knows what it takes. He’s in a position where I want to be: a Hall of Famer, winning a championship, and those types of things.” Washington Post

April 15, 2015 Updates
April 10, 2015 Updates

Wall indicated he made the decision, not Coach Randy Wittman or the training staff. “I know he definitely wants to see me out there playing,” Wall said after shoot-around Friday. “But I think we’re just trying to look at the long haul, see what’s best for me, and trying to be as close to 100 percent as I can be going into the playoffs.” Washington Post

April 8, 2015 Updates
April 7, 2015 Updates

With five regular season games remaining he has 27 fewer assists than Paul, who has played one more game and is averaging 10.2 assists per contest. “I definitely would love to win the assist title,” Wall said Monday. “That’s something that gives a lot of credit to my teammates and these guys being in the right situations and making shots for me. But if it doesn’t happen, so be it. That would definitely be a big accomplishment.” Washington Post

Wall topped the league in total assists last season but Paul averaged more – 10.2 to 8.8 – in 20 fewer games. In order to catch Paul this season, Wall needs to register 69 assists over the Wizards’ final five games if Paul maintains his average in the Clippers’ last four contests. “I see where it is, how close we are,” Wall admitted. “But I’m not going to be the one that’s going to go thirsting for it and try not to shoot the ball to get a million assists. I’m just going to play the right way and play the way I’ve been playing lately.” Washington Post

April 6, 2015 Updates
April 4, 2015 Updates

John Wall’s 18th assist Friday night in the Washington Wizards’ 106-93 win over the New York Knicks came with 46.7 seconds to spare in the third quarter. He did not realize he had set a career high, a significant achievement for one of the NBA’s elite passers, but there was another milestone on his mind. “Everybody on the team was just trying to tell me to get 20,” Wall said. “That’s one of my goals, trying to get 20. I keep falling short.” Washington Post

April 3, 2015 Updates

Redskins teammates Robert Griffin III, Niles Paul and Ryan Kerrigan, as well as members of the Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and D.C. United, are scheduled to attend Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll. The Wizards and Mystics contingent, including John Wall, Garrett Temple and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, prepared for the event Friday by taking First Lady Michelle Obama’s #GimmeFive Challenge. Wall posted an Instagram of the trio and the Wizards Girls doing the #GimmeFive dance to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign. Washington Post

March 29, 2015 Updates
March 19, 2015 Updates

The point guard suffered the injury contesting a fast-break alley-oop with just over seven minutes remaining. Wall limped around but tightened his right sneaker and stayed in the game. He would score eight points after the episode, including the two game-clinching free throws to avoid a late-game debacle. “You know me. I want to play. I want to compete,” said Wall, whose ankle was swollen after the game. “I tied my shoe as tight as possible and ran it off. If it hurts afterwards I’ll get a day off tomorrow to rest. So it’s nothing.” Washington Post

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