HoopsHype John Wall rumors

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

Acy received a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from the game. The league will review Acy's foul and may choose to fine or suspend him. The Knicks' next game is on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. When asked about a possible suspension, Acy said, "I hope not. What was done wrong?" ESPN.com

December 25, 2014 Updates

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