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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

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John Wall attended and spoke at Miyah Telemaque-Nelson’s funeral Saturday morning before the Washington Wizards practiced at Verizon Center. Wall befriended Telemaque-Nelson last season, a few months after she was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma. She died on Dec. 8 at the age of six. That same night an emotional Wall led the Wizards to a triple-overtime win over the Boston Celtics with 26 points and career-high 17 assists. Washington Post

December 17, 2014 Updates

After his floundering Minnesota Timberwolves lost to Wittman’s Wizards on Tuesday night, 106-95, Saunders, who coached John Wall for his first 99 NBA games (and McGee for 181 games), was asked where Washington’s All-Star point guard has most improved since entering the league. Part of the coach’s answer: “It’s a little bit different throwing the ball to Nene, Gortat, and Paul Pierce than it is throwing it to JaVale McGee, Andray Blatche, and those guys. So they’ve done a good job of getting a supporting cast that works with him.” Truth About It

December 16, 2014 Updates

When Nick Young approached Kevin Seraphin, his teammate with the Washington Wizards for a season-and-a-half, at Verizon Center a couple of weeks ago, Young could not conceal his shock. It has been less than three years since Washington shipped Young, now with the Los Angeles Lakers, to the Los Angeles Clippers, but Young didn’t recognize these Wizards. Only Seraphin and John Wall remained from his time in the District, a forgettable epoch in Wizards history. “ ‘Wow, you’re the only two that stayed here,’ ” Seraphin recalled Young commenting before the Wizards trounced the Lakers, 111-95, on Dec. 3. “ ‘Everybody left.’ ” Washington Post

December 15, 2014 Updates

Like everyone else, the Wizards keep track of individual deflections, contest rates on shots and charges taken. It's a board that most young players give a passing glance at en route to finding out how many points they scored. But Wall has taken it to heart. Wall's current defensive numbers are the highest of his career at this point of a season. "We take pride in it," Wall said. "That's what we've got in our board and we see it every day. I'm a competitive person, so I don't want to be the last one on any of those lists. NBA.com

December 14, 2014 Updates

That a max contract offer was coming for John Wall was a slam-dunk, months before it became official going into the 2013-14 season. He hadn't played a full season, led his team to the playoffs or winning record or even been selected to an All-Star Game. Even though Wall believed his skills warranted the money, deep down he knew still had to prove something. "I was still in shock. I thought I was still the player that hadn't developed, hadn't proved anything." CSNWashington.com

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