HoopsHype John Wall rumors

August 10, 2014 Updates

Point guards Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry are considered Team USA roster locks. That left Wall, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving, who played at Duke under Krzyzewski, competing for 1-2 spots. As the odd man out, Wall now has a new source of motivation heading into the upcoming season. "Yeah, definitely, always. You want to make every team you try out for. When you don’t, it’s more motivation for me. "Not even (against) just those (Team USA point guards), but the NBA, period. I guess I’m overlooked again. I guess have to prove myself one more time." CSNWashington.com

August 5, 2014 Updates

More than a year after his split from Reebok, Wall has become of the one of the faces of Adidas and said last week that he will have a signature shoe line, complete with a personal logo, released in October. During his time in Las Vegas, Wall got to break in his new sneakers and even put on some of his personal shorts and shirts after removing his Nike-produced USA Basketball gear. Washington Post

Wall signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Reebok before he was drafted by the Wizards, but that relationship came to an end in the third year. With Wall’s career stalled by injury and an unstable Wizards roster, the partnership with Reebok soured and he moved over to Adidas, which owns Reebok. The move took Wall from being the foundation of one brand into a situation where he had to prove his worth as a player to a company that already had a stable of established all-stars. Washington Post

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Durant, who has always professed his love for Oklahoma City but who admitted Tuesday at Team USA training camp that his future is uncertain, grew up 10 miles east of Washington D.C. in Seat Pleasant, Md. "It's not a bad (idea) at all," Wall told USA TODAY Sports about the idea of Durant eventually adopting James' homecoming strategy. "Two of the best guys in the East going head to head four times a year? It'd be pretty exciting. You just sit back and watch and see what happens, but (the Wizards' Durant-motivated moves) definitely lets him know that we want him around." USA Today Sports

July 25, 2014 Updates

Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been selected to the 2014-16 USA Basketball Men's National Team, USA Basketball announced today. Wall will join 18 other players, including teammate Bradley Beal, who have been selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men's National Team pool. The 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, will be selected from that pool. "I am honored to be invited back to participate with USA Basketball and to have the opportunity to represent my country," said Wall. "I am also proud that Bradley and I will be able to represent the Wizards organization together while competing for roster spots against our peers from around the league." NBA.com

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The Wizards splurged on Martell Webster last summer in part because Fegan represents both Webster and John Wall, per several league sources. This is not an uncommon thing; the Cavaliers may soon experience it with Thompson. Grantland

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During an interview with NBC Sports Network’s Dave Briggs this week, the Wizards point guard was asked how far he thinks Washington might go next year after making its first playoff appearance since 2008. “You can’t jump to conclusions, but I’m just thinking why not our time right now?” Wall said. “I know things are going to shake up this summer, especially in the East, with guys being free agents. I hope we do a great job of signing Trevor Ariza and Gortat back, because those are two pieces to our main core. We know what we can be. We felt like we had an opportunity this year. We just lost a couple games by not having that experience like Indiana had down the stretch to pull out those games. We were two games away from the Eastern Conference Finals so now our next goal is to get there and give ourselves a shot for the Finals.” Washington Post

June 2, 2014 Updates

Unlike last season when John Wall spent most of his time away from D.C., he'll be around a lot more this offseason. He'll also work out with Bradley Beal, probably in St. Louis and at Verizon Center. "Eager and anxious, especially after you have a season like this," Wall said about looking forward to 2014-15 which will be his fifth season. "You make it to the playoffs for the first time you're ready to get it started again." CSNWashington.com

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