The fractured left and and wrist of John Wall is starting to look better, but there's no indication that he's anywhere close to practicing or playing again as the Wizards prepare Sunday for Game 4 with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday at Verizon Center (TNT, 7 p.m. ET).
"Good. Swelling, again, down," Wittman said when asked if his All-Star point guard had done anything on the practice court following Saturday's Game 3 win. "Its heading in the right direction so again we're not to the point of him doing anything on the floor yet or of that nature. It's heading to a situation where hopefully he can get the ball in his hand, get the feeling, see how that feels and then you take those steps like that."
Ramon Sessions has started the last two playoff games for Wall and is 1-1 in the role. Will Bynum and Garrett Temple are filling the void off the bench. The trio combined to shoot just 4-for-17 but scored 20 of the Wizards' points in a 103-101 victory Saturday. They compensated by attempting 15 free throws.
Wall hasn't gotten any more testing on his wrist and hand to get a better idea of where he stands with five non-displaced fractures. There's no timetable on his return and the team won't rule him out. At the moment, however, surgery isn't required.
"There's still some in there. That' s the No. 1 thing," Wittman said of the swelling. "Before we move anywhere else, before he does anything down there with a ball, he's got to get that out of there. There's no sense is in trying to do anything with a ball while it's swollen."