Keep in mind that Wall’s injury was only a *partial* Achilles tear and he’s advancing much faster than a player who had a full rupture.
Wall’s Achilles’ injury has been described as not as severe as the one Kevin Durant suffered in the NBA Finals, according to a person with knowledge of the details
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that as soon as it’s reported that John is ahead of schedule in his rehab and already progressed to jogging and light basketball workouts, all of a sudden we hear more about Miami being interested in “rehabilitating” him. They likely have people down there quietly gathering intel on his rehab and think he has a better chance of recovering , due to the less severe nature of his injury.
When people say that a 5x All-Star is “untradeable” because of his contract, just laugh because they clearly don’t understand the NBA or haven’t been following the league for that long.
There is no such thing as an untradeable star player. If Wall comes back with 80-90% of his game, you’re talking about a star guard who just turned 30yo. The Wiz will let Wall heal on company time, collect the insurance payout for this year, and when he returns they will be able to find a suitor and they will get better value than people think.