HoopsHype John Wall rumors

January 13, 2014 Updates

"We've just got to find a way to be consistent. That's the one thing you've got to be is consistent, and if you lose games, being consistent and playing the right way that your team wants to play, you can deal with that. But when you're not playing the right way and not being consistent, that makes it more frustrating," John Wall said. USA Today Sports

January 10, 2014 Updates

The Suns said in a news release that Bledsoe “will pursue a possible return to action during the second half of this NBA season.” Generously listed at 6-feet-1, Bledsoe will be a restricted free agent this summer but Wall believes that the 24-year-old speedster proved his true value around the league this season. “It’s kind of sad to see him go down, because he probably was going to be most improved player and he was having a career year,” Wall said. Washington Post

January 4, 2014 Updates

When told of Wittman’s comments about selfish play, John Wall disagreed and credited Toronto with disrupting the offense and creating poor floor spacing. “I don’t think so, I think we try and play the right way. I just give them a lot of credit, they took away things from us and then we didn’t make a lot of shots,” Wall said. “They just outplayed us. They played with more sense of urgency. They played with more aggressiveness, they were pounding us on the glass and making open shots and we didn’t stick to our defensive concepts and we just give them a lot of credit for what they did and the game plan they had against us.” Washington Post

December 26, 2013 Updates
December 16, 2013 Updates

Has the leadership component, particularly the vocal part, been tough for you? You’re not an older guy and you certainly don’t strike me as a very talkative guy. How hard do you have to work to remind yourself to be a leader in that respect? John Wall: Coach Cal [Kentucky coach John Calipari] helped me work on that. I’ve always been a guy that led by example. The vocal part I worked really hard on at Kentucky. He basically said you have to learn how to talk to certain guys. And you can’t go out and try to fuss and cuss guys out. You have to respect each and every guy in your locker room as a man. So I think that’s something I improved in. It helped that when I came back last year my teammates trusted me to be that guy, both with the ball in my hands on the court and without the ball in my hands off the court. Talking to them helped me improve in that area. NBA.com

December 15, 2013 Updates

John Wall: "I think how we came back as a group when I returned from my injury and just playing with the guys, we all liked each other as a team, even though we weren’t winning as much, and enjoyed playing with each other. It’s a trust thing. It’s the first time I can honestly say in my three years playing here that we all enjoyed one another. Nobody cared who scared who scored. We were all committed to what coach wanted us to do defensively and that’s how we came into this season and knew how good we could be." NBA.com

John Wall: "Yeah, 100 percent. I’d say 120 percent, the most comfortable I’ve been just talking to anybody and going into games, being on the court, and just feeling confident knowing this is the old me. My first three years, I was always kind of searching, how do I present myself and how do I do this or that the right way? The uncertainty is gone. This is the hardest position in the league to me. Every night somebody is coming at you. Seriously. You get no breaks. People can look at the schedule and you see Kyle Lowry or Jose Calderon and those guys aren’t always talked about, but some of the toughest challenges I have is against guys like that. Because you have to show them the same respect you do a Derrick Rose or Russell Westbrook." NBA.com

Miami's Dwyane Wade would be happy to have Kyrie Irving as his running mate in the All-Star backcourt if it comes to that. The two were the top backcourt vote-getters in the Eastern Conference in the first returns of All-Star voting that came out last week. "Him and [Washington's] John Wall in the East as point guards are having great years,'' Wade said of Irving before last night's game against the Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena. "I know he made his first All-Star appearance last year and we know he's going to be an All-Star for many years to come after seeing what he did the last couple years. "So, it would be an honor.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 14, 2013 Updates

Harrison's stock isn't plummeting; if the draft were held today, he would likely still be a top-10 pick. But NBA executives' love affair with the 6-foot-6, 215-pound playmaker has cooled down. Fortunately, Harrison plays for a coach that has been highly successful developing point guards (Derrick Rose, John Wall, Brandon Knight, among others) and Calipari-coached teams have a history of improving as the season goes on. If Harrison's jump shot improves, he could be back challenging Smart for the nation's top playmaker by the end of the season. SI.com

December 10, 2013 Updates
December 6, 2013 Updates

Gilbert Arenas: If u don't let go of ur past u will never live in the present some of us are stuck on things that happened 2,6,even 10yrs ago and the ppl u were around have moved on while ur still dwelling on the past #letgo #mines(felt the locker room story got flipped and made worst then what it really was)5yrs later i can say I'm teamwiz4life thx lil bro @john_wall thx for believing in me and asking for help before games and after..#allstar (if u believe u can't be stopped then u won't ..only u can stop u)Seguir Instagram

December 2, 2013 Updates

Best PG in the game? Not quite yet. But give John Wall and the resurgent Wiz this much: Wall is one of only five players in history to average at least 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds through the first 200 games of his pro career ... joining The Big O, Magic, Damon Stoudamire and CP3. ESPN.com

A shirtless Martell Webster videobombed Wall toward the end of the media scrum. He stopped, flexed some muscles, kissed a bicep and slowly left. Wall, clearly used to his teammate’s shenanigans, didn’t miss a beat. Washington Post

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November 25, 2013 Updates

John Wall of the Washington Wizards and LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers today were named NBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Nov. 18 through Nov. 24. Wall led the Wizards to a 3-1 week with averages of 24.3 points (fourth in the conference), 8.5 assists (third in the conference) and 2.75 steals (fifth in the conference). He played 39.8 minutes per game. Wall posted back-to-back double-doubles to open the week in wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers. He closed the week with back-to-back 30-plus point performances in a loss to the Toronto Raptors and a win over the New York Knicks. This is the second time that Wall has won the Player of the Week award in his career. HoopsWorld

November 24, 2013 Updates

After yet another loss for his New York Knicks in what's been a trying — not to mention 3-9 — start to the season, Carmelo Anthony did not attempt to pretend everything is wonderful right now. "It's a very tough time," Anthony said. "This is a time where you could easily put your head down and mope around, but I can't do that." Taking their poor home-court play on the road, the Knicks allowed Washington's John Wall to score 31 points and dropped into a last-place tie in the Atlantic Division by getting beaten 98-89 at the Wizards on Saturday night. USA Today Sports

November 22, 2013 Updates

John Wall’s bid for three straight games with at least 10 assists almost ended on a night during which he had 10 assists. Wall was originally credited with just nine assists in the Wizards’ 98-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the NBA has since decided to correct a scorekeeping error and gave Wall what should’ve been his all along. The change in the official box score might actually take place in a few days. With 8 minutes, 48 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Wall threw a lob pass to Jan Vesely that should’ve given him double-digit assists for the third consecutive game. The scorekeeper at Quicken Loans Arena instead attributed the assist to Bradley Beal, who never touched the ball on the entire possession. Beal now has seven assists, one shy of the career high he set on Nov. 6 in Philadelphia. Washington Post

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