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John Wall will make his season debut for the Wizards as they take on the Knicks, according to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post and Chris Miller of CSN Mid-Atlantic.

When Wall had surgery back on May 5, the team said they expected Wall to be back in time for the start of the regular season, and today’s news makes it appear like he’ll meet that deadline with time to spare.

That said, don’t expect to see a lot of John Wall highlights at Madison Square Garden this evening. It will be more of a cameo than a starring role:

The big thing in Monday’s game won’t be how John Wall performs, it will be more about how Trey Burke and Tomas Satoransky play together on the second unit. Burke and Satoransky will be able to come off the bench together (assuming Wall starts) and develop some more chemistry on the floor, which they haven’t had many chances to do through their first two games.

The Wizards really need to find a way play Burke and Satoransky together in order to maximize the assets they accumulated over the summer. If Marcus Thornton, Jarell Eddie, or Sheldon McLellan (players on extremely cheap deals) are playing alongside Tomas Satoransky instead of Burke that’s bad asset management.

We talked about the Burke-Satoransky bench dynamic, Wall’s return, and more on Facebook Live Monday morning.

John Wall will make his season debut tonight! We talked about that and answered some Washington Wizards questions.

Posted by Bullets Forever on Monday, October 10, 2016

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