Knee Surgery Keeps John Wall Out Of The 2018 NBA All-Star Game

    Wizards guard John Wall is one of the more electrifying  guards in a guard-laden NBA. This season has been a challenge as Walls been battling injuries. He’s shooting 41.7 percent from the field, which is his lowest since his rookie season, and he is dishing less than 10 dimes a game for the first time since 2013-14. One of the better defensive guards in the game, his steal and rebound rates are at career lows. 

    It was still enough to get him named as an All-Star, but instead of balling for Team LeBron this year, Wall will miss six to eight weeks for knee surgery according to The Washington Post. The procedure has been described as a “clean-up,” as Wall has had several issues with his left knee in the past. 

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    Breaking: John Wall expected to undergo knee surgery and miss the next six weeks, will not play in All-Star Game, per @CandaceDBuckner

    Wall and teammate Bradley Beal form a Top 5 NBA backcourt and were both chosen to play alongside Team LeBron in the NBAs new format. Wall is a supermax extension guy who the Wizards heavily depend on and have $170 million invested in, with $43.8 million guaranteed on the horizon in 2021-22. 

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    The Wizards, currently sixth in the Eastern Conference hope to maintain a playoff spot with Wall out and have him back and healthy to make a playoff run. 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.