NBA (@SBNationNBA) May 13, 2015After missing the last three games, John Wall is set to return after fracturing his hand and wrist in Game 1. Wall is officially listed as active, and is expected to start without any kind of minutes restriction.
As of publishing this piece, Wall is not yet officially in the starting lineup, but Randy Wittman said he would not use an active roster spot on Wall if he wasn’t planning on using him.
It sounds like Wall went through a pretty intense pregame warmup session, even taking off his brace to shoot. The information from his coach tells you he should be leaned upon heavily tonight.
Wittman said if Wall is active he’s playing. Won’t just take a spot.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 13, 2015
Wall warming up. Dribbling and taking floaters with left hand. pic.twitter.com/DifOiM6BsD— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) May 13, 2015
Either he’s good at playing hurt, and since he’s likely going to be very scarcely owned, a great play. Or, at a price of $8,900, a complete waste of salary on a night Steph Curry, Jeff Teague, Mike Conley and even Dennis Schroder are on the board at PG.
If you’re going to play a Wizard, the Hawks likely won’t be able to handle The Truth tonight in Atlanta. Only $5,500 for a guy coming off 38.3 points in Game 4, and is playoff tested on the road.
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