Washington Wizards: John Wall Makes Great Decision, Will Work Out With Gary Payton

By Ryan Heckman


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Well, the Washington Wizards have their man locked up. John Wall is in the wake of a five-year, $80 million contract extension and is already looking for ways to continue to improve his game in order to get the Wizards to the postseason.

According to CSN Washington, Wall is planning on working out with Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton before he returns to camp August 20th. As for what Wall plans to work on?

“Footwork also, just like catching the ball and working on pivots and stuff. Floaters. Watched a lot of Tony Parker throughout the playoffs and I see how Mike Conley added to his game after I went to two of his playoff series,” Wall said.

Wall has also been working on his jump shot over the summer. He’s wanting to add everything possible to his arsenal for this upcoming year.

“Hopefully I’ll get an opportunity to post up this year,” Wall added.

If he is able to polish his post-up game and head coach Randy Whitman allows that to happen during the season, Wall will launch himself into the conversation for one of the league’s top point guards ,which he already seems to think is the case.

There has to be improvement in his game overall for him to be considered one of the best. He’s not in that conversation just yet, but the fact that he has that confidence already will prove to be a valuable asset.

“My main thing as a person, I’m not a follower. I like to be a leader,” he said during a news conference last week. Wall is on his way to being one of the best and if he can improve the things he has in mind through working with ‘The Glove,’ he will be that much closer to his goal of winning a championship.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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