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John Wall won’t join the Wizards in Orlando

Wall is playing it safe.

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John Wall hasn’t played a game of NBA basketball since 2018. He’s probably itching to get back on the court, but one thing was for sure — he was never going to return this season.

Now, we’re taking it a step further. With the league set to resume play at the very end of the month, Wall will not join his Washington Wizards in Orlando according to the Washington Post’s Ava Wallace.

Wall has been active though. He’s on a mission to recruit for Wildcats’ teammate DeMarcus Cousins to the nation’s capital. So, while Wall won’t be sitting with the team in Florida, he still has their best interest in mind.

A five-time All-Star, injuries have derailed Wall right at the prime of his career. While he should bounce back strong, it’s been sad to see such a dominate player have his career outlook blasted by a few unfortunate injuries.

The 29-year-old, who will be 30 before the new seasons begins, is set to return with superstar teammate Bradley Beal by his side. That team, if healthy, may return to the playoff form they were at before Wall’s injury.

As for Wall not attending with the team, it really never made sense for him to. Wall wouldn’t be much help and the Wizards are unlikely to advance past the preliminary final eight games of the regular season.

With COVID-19 still surging in Florida, the star has no real need to put himself at any addition risk of contracting the novel virus that is sweeping the United States for a second time.

That said, we’ll patiently sit back and watch Wall return to play at the start of the 2020-2021 season, whenever that may be.