Washington Wizards: could a John Wall reunion be in the works?

John Wall of the Washington Wizards drives against Langston Galloway of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
John Wall of the Washington Wizards drives against Langston Galloway of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

Mild adjustments and underwhelming changes have defined the last month of the Washington Wizards moves. Underwhelming many fans who had hoped for the franchise to fully commit to competing or tanking.
During that month, the Wizards have made a handful of moves that give them a slightly better roster, but nothing to write home about. The Rui Hachimura swap for Kendrick Nunn, waiving Will Barton and Vernon Carey Jr, upgrading both Jordan Goodwin and Jay Huff’s contracts. Nothing too special.

While many of these moves were expected, the actual affect they will have on the team is quite small. This has also caused some fan favorites like Hachimura to leave the team.

Maybe the extra roster space will allow the Washington Wizards to reunite with their former star.

Following the decision to waive Carey, the Wizards are left with an extra roster spot. Add the injury to Monte Morris, expected to cost him a couple more weeks of play, and adding a point guard to the fill that spot may be ideal. Coincidentally, the Los Angeles Clippers recently traded John Wall to the Houston Rockets who the bought him out.

This seems like the perfect opportunity for the Wiz to make a fan service move and bring back the player who defined the past decade of Washington basketball. A signing that would surely cause fan attendance to skyrocket, an area that has been an issue for the team all season long.

Wall has had a slow season as he recovers from his extensive injury problems that have plagued him for the last half decade. While he has been much better than some expected from him, his low stat totals have left other fans who expected a full comeback season disappointed.

The former All-NBA point guard is averaging 11.4 points, 5.2 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game on the season. These numbers are joined by just shy of a steal and half a block.

Even worse, his efficiency has been poor to say the least. He is only connecting on 40.8% of his shots, 30.3% of his three-point attempts, and a horrendous 68.1% of his free throws. While not far removed from his career percentages, they are notably lower.

How could John Wall help the Washington Wizards?

His impact was hardly felt by the Clippers when he played, but John Wall could be a serious help for the Wizards. They have struggled at moving the ball and keeping consistent pressure on the rim all season.

While Deni Avdija and his new aggressiveness that has been hitting on and off for the past month has helped significantly, they will still settle for bad shots way too often. Something John Wall could help significantly. Nearly half of his shots come within ten feet of the basket.

Wall Can also help the Wizards improve their ball movement, something that has held their offense back from being great all season. One of his greatest strengths, even after his injuries he is a more than capable playmaker.

His impact would also be felt in the ticket booth as he was and still is a fan favorite among Wizards fans. Bringing him back, even as a role player off the bench for Monte Morris, would drive up ticket sales. Possibly bringing them up from the bottom of the league.

If the Washington Wizards decide to bring John Wall back home to their franchise, it would help both on and off the court. He can help the team get wins and also more ticket sales. A win-win move for the team by every definition of the phrase.

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