Washington Wizards: John Wall’s injury history could spark future trade

Washington Wizards John Wall (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards John Wall (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

When he gets healthy, it wouldn’t be surprised if the Washington Wizards look to trade John Wall

In the midst of Anthony Davis trade talks and 21 Savage’s European roots, John Wall unexpectedly found himself garnering a bit of attention.

On Feb. 5, news broke that John Wall slipped and ruptured his Achilles’ tendon in his home. Surgery is required, which will keep him away from full basketball activities for another 12 months.

Nobody expected that.

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Not only does he have to deal with his Achilles injury, but he previous was sidelined after a foot surgery. The six-to-eight months to recover from foot surgery will now be a year. When he returns to the hardwood, Wall may not be the same.

Since 2012, Wall his endured a lot of injuries and procedures, mostly to his lower body.

His first injury was in Sept. 2012, where he suffered a non-traumatic stress injury to left knee, missing 33 games. In May 2016, he had surgery on both knees.

It gets worse.

In Nov. 2017, Wall had inflammation in his left knee, missing nine games. He has had three more injuries since then, including his newly announced Achilles tendon procedure.

With Wall sidelined and his team having a disappointing season, nothing is going right for the Wizards. This calls for moves to be made and, even then, there will be uncertainty for the future.

It may be time to scrap the roster and enter rebuild mode. The first step is to finder a suitor for Wall’s gargantuan contract.

The five-time All-Star is making $19.2 million this season, is signed through the 2022-23 season. He will make $38.2 million next season, $41.2 million in 2020-21, $44.3 million in 2021-22 and $47.3 million in 2022-23.

This is easily one of the most massive contract in the league today, especially for an injury prone player such as Wall. Wizard’s front office will likely look to move Wall once healthy because they cannot win with him.

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In 2010, Wall was the No. 1 overall pick from Kentucky. He was best known for his athleticism and play making ability. Once a great talent, we may have never prime John Wall due to a robbery by injuries.