Bad news coming out of Washington for the Wizards. The team announced on Saturday that All-Star point-guard John Wall is going to miss at least two weeks with left knee discomfort and inflammation. According to the team, Wall suffered a “knee-to-knee contact” injury vs. the Mavericks way back on Nov. 7th.
This is not very surprising due to the fact that Wall hasn’t been very overwhelming lately and seems to be missing a step. His last game, he had 31 points and 11 assists but hasn’t played more than 35 minutes since Nov. 15th and even missed a game last week versus Toronto. Wall is a player who utilizes blazing speed with his dribbling, crossover and scoring so a knee injury is definitely something the team wants to take care of.
The Wizards will need to rely heavily on their next best playmaker Bradley Beal, who has scored at least 20 points in his last five games and has failed to score 20 or more only four times this season. Regardless, this is not the news the Wizards wanted to hear losing three of their last four and hovering around .500 with a 10-8 record.