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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

Obama and the five Wizards – John Wall, Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce, Kevin Seraphin and Garrett Temple — participated in a shooting game on the White House basketball court with a group of children. Wall came away impressed with the Chicago southpaw. “It was fun. [Obama's] got the weirdest jump shot release but today he showed off,” the all-star point guard said. “He showed off today. He hit two game-winners so he showed off a little bit today.” Washington Post

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

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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

March 13, 2015 Updates

Washington Wizards guard John Wall is not following former college teammate Eric Bledsoe's lead. The Phoenix Suns guard said in November that Kentucky could "definitely" beat the Philadelphia 76ers, which became a big thing. Sixers point guard Tony Wroten said it was "crazy," and Nerlens Noel, an ex-Wildcat himself, gave Bledsoe a flagrant foul right as the game started when the two teams met. Wall, though, gave a different answer than Bledsoe (and DeMarcus Cousins) when Dan Patrick posed him the question on Friday. Could Kentucky compete with any team in the NBA this year? John Wall: Uh, no. Against the Sixers, would Kentucky made it a game? We lost to the 76ers, so no. Kentucky against the Wizards? No. CBSSports.com

The Grizzlies, playing their 12th game in 19 nights, decided it was best to not only play without point guard Mike Conley, who sprained his ankle against the Boston Celtics Wednesday, but to also sit Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, and Marc Gasol simply to rest. Wizards point guard John Wall expressed contempt for the strategy after the Wizards’ 107-87 thrashing at Verizon Center. “That’s how I see it,” Wall said when asked if the Grizzlies decision was disrespectful to Washington. “They sit them and I don’t know the reason why. I think we’re a team that’s on the rise and teams respect us now. I guess they don’t respect us and we went out there and played basketball the right way and tried to get a win no matter what.” Washington Post

March 5, 2015 Updates

Naismith Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown says Emmanuel Mudiay could be the next John Wall, and says numerous NBA teams have called him to discuss the Congolese-American point guard, including the Philadelphia 76ers. “I look at John Wall and the way he’s evolved and I feel comfortable that Emmanuel is a lot like that,” Brown told SNY.tv by phone on Wednesday. ZagsBlog.com

March 1, 2015 Updates

How much has your confidence grown since the team’s success has increased? John Wall: My success helped a lot, but my confidence increased when I was healthy. When you are dealing with injuries you can’t work out and can’t get better so it is frustrating. When I started getting healthy that is when it all got better. I knew what type of player I was early in my career. My first home game I had 29 (points), 13 (assists) and nine steals. I knew I could play in this league. It was about staying healthy and improving my jump shot and those things. HoopsHype

Your team is banged up at the moment and struggling. When healthy what do you think the Wizards' chances will be in the Eastern Conference? John Wall: We got a great chance. The East is wide open, I think. Atlanta and Cleveland are playing the best basketball right now and those two are great teams and are playing great. And you have a talented Toronto team. You still can’t count Chicago out, even though Derrick (Rose) is injured, they are still a tough competitive team. I feel the East is wide open and a seven-game series anybody can win and that is how I feel now. HoopsHype

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