Mar 25, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) dribbles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) in the second quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 107- 94. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: John Wall Returns to Washington For Workouts


Even though we’re still over a month away from the start of training camp, John Wall has reportedly already returned to the nation’s capital to begin individual workouts with the Washington Wizards.

Tuesday, Wall was all business as he returned for good after spending most of his off-season in Los Angeles. He began with a light workout with Wizards assistant coaches at Verizon.

- via CSN Washington

John Wall obviously wasn’t able to participate in workouts this past season due to the stress injury which kept him out of action for 33 games this past season. Now that the Wizards have legitimate playoff aspirations this season, it’s evident that Wall is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win, especially since he’s already begun training with the teams’ staff.

Washington’s third overall pick in this years draft, Otto Porter Jr., has also spent some significant time training with Washington’s staff this offseason. Porter has also been joined by Kevin Seraphin, so I’ll be interested to see if the three (Wall, Porter, Seraphin) will try to organize some type of mini-camp for the Wizards prior to the start of the actual camp.

J.Michael of CSN Washington has also reported that Nene will also be joining Wall in the individual workouts “by month’s end.”

Unlike in the past, this years Wizards team has actually taken locker room chemistry quite seriously. It’s not often where a 22-year old superstar leads by example, so I’m definitely glad John Wall has already begun working with the team. Even though they might not be as talented as some of the other Eastern Conference teams from a roster standpoint, they seem to believe their established continuity will lead them to the playoffs for the first time in half a decade.

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  • Unkle Wheez

    Al Harrington is interested in doing a mini camp as well. I hope these guys take advantage of the opportunity they have in front of them. Their ceiling is as high as they make it.

    If these guys play as a team, the east better look out.

    • Ben Mehic

      The quicker they get acclimated with each other, the better. Teams that aren’t familiar with each other (ex. Miami struggled right out of the gate) usually take some time before they start gelling. I have a feeling that’ll happen with a team like Cleveland, who have completely changed their roster.

      Thanks for the comment!
      -Ben