Well, I messed that one up. Just hours after I posted that we expect John Wall back this week, the Houston Rockets have instead announced the point guard is out for the season.
Wall, who made a better than expected recovery this season from Achilles surgery, performing at a relatively high level, has also been struggling with a sore knee, no doubt an overcompensation injury that I am personally familiar with after I had back surgery. He’s long been rumored to be shutting it down for a knee scope and now it’s officially happening with the regular season coming to a close, except now it’s also being called a grade 2 hamstring strain.
I’ve been talking for a few weeks now about my fantasy team also, and this is a huge blow. Wall was my third guard behind Damian Lillard and Terry Rozier and now it looks like I’m squeezing in Edmond Summer from the Indiana Pacers at the tail end of my roster instead.
One... how bad is it when my fantasy team is the topic conversation? And two... how bad is it for me when I’m rolling with Edmond Summer into the postseason?
Anyway, that should open up some more minutes for Armoni Brooks for these last couple weeks, so we’ll see what the youngster has, and we’ll likely be seeing Wall again next season, as that massive $44 million contract is virtually un-moveable.
Wall finishes his comeback season averaging 20.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.1 steals per game on 40.4 percent shooting from the field.
See you next year, Dougie.