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John Wall bangs knee in win over Kings, expected to be fine

John Wall bangs knee in win over Kings, expected to be fine

John Wall played over 42 minutes in Monday night's overtime win over the Sacramento Kings, but for much of the game he was playing through discomfort after getting banged in his right knee in the first half.

Wall is expected to be okay, but will likely miss practice on Tuesday before the Wizards head out to Oklahoma City to take on the Thunder.

"He's fine, just going to obviously get some treatment tonight," head coach Scott Brooks said. "We will practice [tomorrow], but he will probably just get treatments and sit out."

Wall described the pain as being located on the inside of his knee. He mentioned his VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique), which is under and near the top of the kneecap. 

His knee was hurting on a night he committed a season-high 11 turnovers, and Brooks wonders if the pain was a contributor to his performance. Wall also shot 6-for-16 from the field

"It took him a while. You could tell he was laboring at times, but then throughout the game it loosened up," Brooks said.

Wall, who did managed 19 points and 11 assists, would not link the discomfort to his play.

"Heck no," he said. "Turnovers were just overdribbling and trying to make passes to certain people when those guys are really athletic and have length. They deflected some of my passes."

Wall began this season on a minutes restriction and was held out of the second legs of back-to-back games earlier this month. Those efforts were prescribed to him after he had surgeries on both knees back in May.

But in his last five games Wall has logged at least 37 minutes, including on Monday when he set a season-high. He will now get one day to rest before going up against Russell Westbrook, one of the NBA's best point guards.

[RELATED: Takeaways from Wizards' narrow win over Kings]

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Pre-draft workouts begin; Michigan's Moe Wagner goes 1-on-1

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Pre-draft workouts begin; Michigan's Moe Wagner goes 1-on-1

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chris Miller caught up with Michigan star Moe Wagner after his workout with the Wizards.

Chris and Chase Hughes also gave their impressions of the first prospects to come in for pre-draft workouts, including which guys are most likely to be Wizards. One of those prospects is a point guard and a likely first round pick. Chase and Chris explain why that's not a crazy idea, even considering the presence of John Wall on their roster.

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Wizards' third pre-draft workout to feature local stars including GW's Yuta Watanabe

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Wizards' third pre-draft workout to feature local stars including GW's Yuta Watanabe

The Wizards will hold their third pre-draft workout on Thursday at Capital One Arena, this time featuring four local standouts out of the six players attending. Highlighting that group is Yuta Watanabe of George Washington, the Atlantic-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Here is the full list with notes on each player...

Phillip Carr, F, Morgan State (6-9, 205)

Carr averaged 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds this past season at Morgan State in Maryland. He shot 84.6 percent from the free throw line, excellent for a big man.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

James Daniel III, G, Tennessee (6-0, 172)

Originally from Hampton, Va., Daniel III played four years at Howard University in D.C. before transferring to Tennessee as a redshirt senior. He was the MEAC Player of the Year in his last healthy season at Howard. Daniel III averaged 5.6 points in 35 games for the Volunteers.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Marcus Derrickson, F, Georgetown (6-7, 250)

Derrickson hails from nearby Bowie, Md. He played three years with the Hoyas and averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and shot 46.5 percent from three this past season. 

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Junior Etou, F, Tulsa (6-8, 235)

Originally from the Republic of Congo, Etou went to high school at Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, Va. He is Serge Ibaka's cousin and didn't start playing basketball until he was 15. Etou averaged 15.0 points and 7.9 rebounds this past season.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Junior Robinson, G, Mount St. Mary's (5-5, 150)

The Northeast Conference Player of the Year, Robinson averaged 22.0 points and 4.8 assists this past season. He was a four-year starter at Mount St. Mary's.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent

Yuta Watanabe, F, George Washington (6-9, 205)

One of the best basketball players to ever come from Japan, Watanabe was a defensive standout for the Colonials who developed into a solid scorer by his senior year. This past season, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. He is known in Japan as 'The Chosen One' and both of his parents played basketball professionally. NBC Sports Washington first reported he would work out with the Wizards this week.

Potential fit with Wizards: candidate for summer league or G-League team as undrafted free agent; best chance for NBA is as defensive specialist

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