March is finally about to end, so I hope everyone is enjoying the start to spring! Here’s what’s been going down.
John Wall will return this week
After two months, John Wall will finally play again.
Barring something unforeseen, John Wall is expected to return to action Saturday vs. @hornets #DCFamily #WizHornets #NBA pic.twitter.com/FK8sqPbhsF— Chris Miller (@cmillsnbcs) March 30, 2018
The signs started coming last week when he participated in full contact practices once again. Then in the middle of this past week when Scott Brooks listed him as questionable before the Pistons game last Thursday. He didn’t play, but he should be later today.
The Wizards are treading water
The Wizards lost four of their last five games, including a three game losing streak where they lost to the Nuggets on Phil Chenier night and the Knicks on March 25 to welcome back the 1978 NBA championship team. Perhaps those things were on Bradley Beal’s mind when he stated that the team wasn’t playing up to par.
The Wizards’ bright spot was a win over the Spurs last Tuesday. But the weekend losses are probably going to put the Wizards in the 6th seed against a team like the Cavaliers or 76ers.
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- Otto Porter hurt his ankle in the Pistons game last Thursday. Dan Devine of Yahoo Sports didn’t exactly sound optimistic of the Wizards’ chances without him.
- Steve Buckhantz is in the D.C. sports Hall of Fame.
- Candace Buckner of The Washington Post talked to Tomas Satoransky earlier this week about his run of 27 consecutive starts in light of John Wall’s absence. Even if Sato starts today, we all know that his role will inevitably diminish. Still, Sato has more than proven that he can thrive in the NBA.
- The Wizards welcomed students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week before they participated in the “March For Our Lives.”
- You can catch up on what went down with the Mystics here and on the Women’s Final Four’s WNBA Draft prospects here.
And that’s the gist of the last couple weeks. Glad to see John Wall’s back in action, and have a Happy Easter weekend everyone.