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.
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.
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.