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February 5, 2015 Updates

The difference in the Wizards’ defensive performance between Miller and starter John Wall is stark; Washington allows 108.6 points per 100 possessions with Miller on the floor and 97.7 points when Wall is on the court, though the output is also the result of Wall playing significantly more time with other starters. “He hasn’t missed a game, hasn’t missed a practice,” Wittman said of Miller. “It’s a time to maybe give him a little rest, too, and I just thought with where we’re at and seeing things slide from a defensive standpoint that it made sense to get Garrett in there so I liked what I saw out of that group.” Washington Post

February 4, 2015 Updates

“I’m not doing alright, but when I step between those lines, I put a jersey on, I feel like I gotta compete,” Wall said when host Ernie Johnson asked about the sprained right ankle and the headaches that kept him out of shoot-around on Monday. “It’s been tough dealing with those, but I’m trying to do as much as I can for my team. I had headaches in the past, but lately they’ve just been migraines and haven’t been going away.” Washington Post

February 2, 2015 Updates
February 1, 2015 Updates

As John Wall spent his Saturday night nearly recording a triple-double, his head pounded and he avoided light at all costs. When the Washington Wizards starting lineup was announced before the game, he used his hand to block the beaming light shining on him. During the game, a 120-115 overtime loss to the Toronto Raptors, he draped a towel over his head when he sat on the bench. And after the game, he purposefully averted the radiant bulbs glittering just a few feet from his face. “This light right here, it’s killing me now,” Wall said. “That’s why I’m not looking straight.” Washington Post

“The way I’m feeling now, I’m going to rest and decide what I’m going to do on Monday,” Wall said. “This was a big game I wanted to play because I know how much it meant to our team.” Despite the maladies, Wall registered 28 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. He’s played in 179 straight games and hasn’t missed one since Jan. 7, 2013. “I’ll have to sit back and watch football tomorrow and decide what I’m going to do on Monday,” Walll said. “I still have headaches and a cold at the same time. With the migraines I try to stay out of light as much as possible. I’ve gotten a lot of treatment on my ankle and it feels better than what it did Wednesday night.” Washington Post

January 29, 2015 Updates
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January 27, 2015 Updates

One of the NBA leaders in assists all season, Wall led the balloting wire-to-wire, starting with the first announcement on Christmas Day. Three days prior, Minaj did what many NBA fans did: She tweeted out a vote. Because of her celebrity, that vote for Wall amounted to far more than just one thanks to retweets and who knows how many others simply who followed her lead. "It's pretty exciting to see her, at that level, to show some support and vote," Wall told me following a recent practice. CSNWashington.com

January 23, 2015 Updates

“It’s going in the right steps,” the 24-year-old Wall said in a telephone interview after the results were announced. “There’s still a lot more love and respect I can get. But like me and Coach [Randy Wittman] talked about last year, you only get to those situations, those places when you’re winning. So it’s a big honor for me and my teammates and coaches. I appreciate the fans a whole lot for voting me in as a starter.” Washington Post

The Washington Wizards point guard confirmed that he will not participate in the dunk contest in a telephone interview Thursday night after the NBA named him an Eastern Conference starter for the main event on Feb. 15 at Madison Square Garden. Instead, Wall is considering participating in the skills challenge. “I still haven’t decided,” Wall said. “I’m just still talking about it with my team and stuff. But I did the skills in the past so I’m thinking about doing it again.” Washington Post

January 22, 2015 Updates

Last year's winner of the slam-dunk competition, John Wall, won't be participating at All-Star weekend next month in New York, the Wizards point guard has told CSNwashington.com. Wall was a first-time All-Star as he was voted in as a reserve. He's expected to be named a starter for later Thursday when the league announces the top five vote-getters in each conference. The event takes place Feb. 13-15 at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. CSNWashington.com

January 16, 2015 Updates
January 15, 2015 Updates

Of course the crew had to ask him about if he and John Wall are the NBA's best backcourt, specifically when compared to the Splash Brothers out in Golden State. "We feel as though were the best backcourt in the NBA and we're gonna compete each and every night to try and prove it," he said. Bullets Forever

January 8, 2015 Updates

James, the Chicago Bulls' Pau Gasol (527,582) and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (456,186) pace the Eastern Conference's frontcourt players. The Washington Wizards' John Wall (564,977) is the East's leading vote-getter in the backcourt, followed by the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (507,326). Curry is joined in the Western Conference backcourt by the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (862,568). The West frontcourt is led, in order, by Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (490,786) and the Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol (476,660). NBA.com

January 4, 2015 Updates

"I'm far away from reaching my full potential to be honest," Wall told USA TODAY Sports. "My biggest goal is to get this team to the Finals. That's our goal. We had a taste of the playoffs, and we feel we're a team that's clicking and has the right pieces. It's just about us building our championship mentality." USA Today Sports

December 27, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Acy shoved Wall when the Wizards guard had the ball with 5:31 to play in the game. Wall retaliated with a shove, and things escalated from there. It was unclear whether Acy threw a punch during the skirmish, but both players had to be separated by teammates. Both Acy and Knicks coach Derek Fisher said that Acy did not throw a punch at Wall. "I didn't throw a punch. I got up and reacted, then I just grabbed him," Acy said. ESPN.com

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