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Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Sat Aug 3, 2019 11:43 pm
by Illmatic12
pancakes3 wrote:shoot jumpers

John touches on that towards the end of this interview.

Says he expects to adjust his game and will practice his shooting and taking more floaters

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Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 1:34 am
by SUPERBALLMAN
https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/255103/John-Wall-On-Wizards-Future-I-Want-To-Play-For-One-Organization

Sounds like John isn't planning to be back until 20/21 season. When do we get a decision on that roster exemption? Time is a tickin!

Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 9:31 am
by queridiculo
SUPERBALLMAN wrote:https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/255103/John-Wall-On-Wizards-Future-I-Want-To-Play-For-One-Organization

Sounds like John isn't planning to be back until 20/21 season. When do we get a decision on that roster exemption? Time is a tickin!


I don't think the Wizards will get a favorable decision anytime soon.

There's a chance Wall gets medically cleared before the magical 41st game.

Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 9:19 pm
by Illmatic12

Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 11:28 pm
by nate33
Illmatic12 wrote:


I still can't believe how often the idea of packaging Beal with Wall in a trade comes up. For God's sake people! It makes no sense to do this! It's incomprehensibly stupid. Why do even the smarter analysts like Kevin Pelton and Bill Simmons contemplate this?

And this was one more instance of Thomas Bryant being totally ignored. From the perspective of the media, the Wizards have Bradley Beal and a bunch of guys from the YMCA. Umm, Thomas Bryant was one of the five best 21-and-under players in the league last year. He was better than the top 2 picks of the draft: Aayton and Bagley.

Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Tue Aug 6, 2019 2:00 am
by Illmatic12
nate33 wrote:
Illmatic12 wrote:


I still can't believe how often the idea of packaging Beal with Wall in a trade comes up. For God's sake people! It makes no sense to do this! It's incomprehensibly stupid. Why do even the smarter analysts like Kevin Pelton and Bill Simmons contemplate this?

And this was one more instance of Thomas Bryant being totally ignored. From the perspective of the media, the Wizards have Bradley Beal and a bunch of guys from the YMCA. Umm, Thomas Bryant was one of the five best 21-and-under players in the league last year. He was better than the top 2 picks of the draft: Aayton and Bagley.

Sedano is a Miami homer - I believe he used to be a beat reporter down there or something . He’s the one usually bringing that nonsense up , another desperate Heat fan not willing to accept the team isn’t relevant anymore since Lebron left

Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Tue Aug 6, 2019 2:15 am
by payitforward
Actually, the only R1 pick in 2018 who you could argue had as good a season as Thomas Bryant was Luka Doncic. That's it. & even in that case it would be easy to argue that Bryant had the better year. Look at the numbers before reacting.

Only 1 player taken in the 2018 draft was decisively better than Bryant -- Mitchell Robinson. &, as you've pointed out, nate, Robinson put up his best numbers playing against backups. Bryant started.

Not bad for a guy I_Like_Dirt called "a tenth man at best" -- a judgement he hasn't yet recanted.

Re: John Wall OUT for 12 months; Ruptured Achilles

Posted: Tue Aug 6, 2019 7:54 pm
by keynote
From this BF article:
John Wall wrote:“I think the difference for me is that I didn’t really rupture my Achilles all the way through, I only had a partial tear. So it’s different from what most people had in the past. I don’t have that long scar on the back of my leg; I have a baby scar.”



I wonder if Wall's surgeon used the minimally-invasive technique pioneered by Dr. Martin O'Malley's colleague, Dr. Andrew Elliott, of New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. I've torn both Achilles: my right tendon has the traditional 3-inch vertical zipper; my left tendon, repaired by Dr. Elliott, has a much smaller 1-inch horizontal scar.

When I visited Dr. Elliott's office in 2017, I was dazzled by all of the signed basketball and football jerseys (Durant, Kyrie, Dez Bryant, Kyle Korver, Rudy Gay) -- only to be disappointed that they were all addressed to his officemate, Dr. O'Malley, who doubles as the Nets' in-house surgeon.