Wizards to face John Wall tonight for the first time since he was traded
WASHINGTON - The Washington Wizards will square off tonight against former franchise star John Wall in what will undoubtedly be an emotional reunion.
Wall – one of the most popular players in Wizards history - left the District in early December in exchange for nine-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook.
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Wall’s departure came on the heels of weeks of speculation that the Kentucky product wanted out of the nation’s capital.
He left D.C. as the Wizards’ all-time leading leader in assists, and as the No. 4 all-time scorer.
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Both teams have struggled this season – and the Wizards have lost almost as many games to the novel coronavirus as they have to opponents.
Bradley Beal – who ended the truncated 2019-2020 campaign in rare form – is having the best season of his career. He’s currently averaging over 34 points a game, 4.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds in eight games.
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Along with the reunion between Wall and the Wizards, the game will be a homecoming of sorts for Russell Westbrook, who played in Houston for one year after over a decade in Oklahoma City.
Westbrook is averaging 18 points per game for Washington, along with 9.5 rebounds and 10.6 assists.