Washington Wizards’ John Wall Prepares with Coaches for 2013-14 Season

By Michael Terrill
Washington Wizards’ John Wall Prepares with Coaches for 2013-14 Season
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After a summer of being away from our nation’s capital, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has officially returned to team facilities in preparation for the upcoming season.

Time in the weight room and on the court with the coaches will be all in a day’s work from now until training camp starts on Sept. 28. Obviously, fans have to be thrilled about Wall’s commitment to the improvement of the team. Meanwhile, the organization has to be thrilled that Wall’s active role as a leader will bring other players, specifically Nene, to the facilities in the ensuing weeks.

Nene has spent the offseason getting healthy, which is everything Washington could ask for from the veteran forward. However, he plans to meet up with Wall very soon so that the two can get on the same page for the upcoming season.

“He’s doing great. He has an off-season home in Denver so he has been spending some time there,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman told CSN Washington. “Monday through Friday, it’s physical therapy. It was important for him to get his body back to health.”

There is no question the Wizards are excited to see how Wall is going to perform after he signed a $80 million contract extension. Even though some haters do not agree with the money being thrown his way, Washington has plenty of faith in him.

“John has a lot of charisma,” Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said, according to CSNWashington.com. “The one thing I’ll say is John is not a – it doesn’t get to his head. John is about basketball. To me that’s really, really important. Every player in this league is athletically gifted. The difference between being really good and great is hard work. It’s not just hard work in the offseason, it’s how you practice, the film that you watch and are you all about basketball.”

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