Wall is in line to make his first start of the season on Saturday against his former Washington Wizards team after the Clippers ruled starting point guard Reggie Jackson out due to rest. "For me, I just wanna win, to be real," Wall told ESPN in an interview last week about his return to D.C. "Like I'm gonna tell the team before we play, don't make it all about me. It's bigger than me.
The Wizards will be without Bradley Beal, Rui Hachimura, Delon Wright, Isaiah Todd, Johnny Davis, Devon Dotson and Vernon Carey Jr. Will Barton and Kristaps Porzingis are both listed as questionable. Meanwhile, the Pacers will be without Chris Duarte and Daniel Theis. Myles Turner, Kendall Brown, Isaiah Jackson, James Johnson and Trevelin Queen are all questionable.
When Cliff Beckford learned in December 2020 that John Wall, the former No. overall draft pick and decade-long face of Washington’s NBA franchise, had been traded to Houston in a swap of former All-Star point guards, his reaction was swift. I was upset,” Beckford said.