RICHMOND, Va. -- The barometer on whether or not John Wall will be able to play seems contingent on him going through 5-on-5 drills which didn't happen at training camp.
The Wizards are off Sunday and have one more practice before Tuesday's preseason opener vs. the Miami Heat (CSN, 7 p.m. ET).
"I'm just sitting back and waiting. I didn't get to play 5-on-5 here," Wall said. "It wasn't a big deal because I still had the opportunity to get great workouts. Just not overwork my body because this is the first time I did two-a-days and all this.
"Monday, I'll hopefully go through practice again and see what happens if I can play Tuesday. If not, I'm in no rush. I'm just preparing myself to be ready on the 27th if I can. If I can get an opportunity to play 5-on-5 in practice and scrimmage against the guys that would be great. It's all in the doctor's and trainer's hands."
The Wizards open the regular season Oct. 27 at the Atlanta Hawks. It would be almost six months from Wall getting procedures done on both knees to clean up loose particles and bone spurs. Coach Scott Brooks estimated that he has done 70-75 percent of practices all week at VCU.
"I dont think I need a lot of time," Wall said on getting ready for game action. "Just being able to do 3-on-2 and doing those type of things, being able to do drills, playing through contact and all that I'm used to it. It's just going to be different playing against NBA caliber guys."