On Sunday afternoon, Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard subjected himself to any and all questions about his team during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session.
Sheppard was asked about nearly every Wizards topic imaginable, from Rui Hachimura's development, expectations for Scott Brooks and how the team plans to invest in big men moving forward.
Unsurprisingly, many fans asked about John Wall, Washington's star point guard who's missed all of the 2019-20 season to date recovering from Achilles surgery. Sheppard has said he does not expect Wall to return to the floor this season, but when asked about his franchise player's recovery process, he offered a promising update.
"We're extremely pleased with John's condition right now, his participation throughout the rehab process has been fantastic," Sheppard wrote. "I've never seen him this motivated to make a full recovery. We see John scrimmage with the Go-Go, we see him at practice with the Wizards. And while the rust is still there, there's plenty of signs that point to a full recovery."
Wall had participated in five-on-five play with Wizards personnel, but for him to play live against other NBA players, granted G-League players, is a step in the right direction.
Without any pressure to bring him back season with an increasing probability of missing the playoffs, the Wizards or Wall won't have to feel pressured to skip any steps. When Wall makes his long-awaited return to the floor next season, he'll be as ready as humanly possible to turn a full, productive campaign.
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