On Monday, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis conceded that John Wall will probably miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season. He last played in a loss to the Pistons on December 26, 2018. Wall is recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon that he sustained when he slipped and fell at his home in early February of 2019. At that point his return timeframe was pegged at about 12 months.
The soon-to-be-29-year-old Wall played just 32 games in the 2018-19 campaign, prior to undergoing season-ending heel surgery. When he was healthy, the ex-first overall pick held averages of 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game.
Wall, who is also a five-time All-Star, had signed a contract extension worth $170 million over four years back in 2017. That extension is not set to kick in until next year.