John Wall participated in his first full-contact practice on Saturday, seven weeks after undergoing a debridement on his left knee.
There is still no timetable for Wall’s return, but full-contact practice is a good sign.
Head coach Scoot Brooks is optimistic that his point guard will be back soon.
“He’ll be back in no time,” Brooks said. “As a coach, I like to see him out there … He gives us that edge.”
Bradley Beal described Saturday’s practice as “intense.” Wall was pushing his teammates physically and verbally.
“He’s fiery. He’s competitive. He gets on guys. He cheers guys on,” Brooks said. “You need that.”
The Wizards currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Having Wall back before the playoffs would be very beneficial for Washington’s playoff run.