During a conference call with the media on Tuesday, Wall (Achilles) once again reiterated that he feels "110 percent" healthy, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Over the last few months, Wall has spoken openly about his progress as he works back from the torn Achilles tendon that's shelved him since midway through the 2018-19 season. While he once again stated that he feels healthier than ever, Wall and the Wizards remain aligned in the stance that the point guard will not play if the 2019-20 season resumes. The timeline is still very much up in the air, of course, but the goal is for Wall to return to action to begin the 2020-21 campaign.
In a recent interview with 247Sports, Wall (Achilles) expressed confidence in his game as he continues to work back from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Wall hasn't played in an NBA game since December of 2018, but he's gradually worked his way back toward full strength and is confident that he'll be able to return to playing at an All-Star level. "The sky is the limit," Wall said. "This is the healthiest I will have been, damn near my whole NBA career. That's why I took my time, that's why I didn't want to come back this season and be on a minutes restriction and try to do all of that. I just wanted to make sure I'm fully healthy, my body is where I want it to be and prepare for next season." Prior to the suspension of the NBA season, Wall had been practicing with the Wizards' G League affiliate and going through 5-on-5 scrimmages without restriction. Wall also noted that he's spent time improving his jumpshot, which has been an on-and-off issue since he entered the league in 2010-11. Wall implied that the injury -- as well as bone spurs in his ankle -- contributed to his at times inconsistent shooting. "People don't even know that sometimes when going full speed and then trying to stop was the worst, it was like somebody stabbed me with a knife in my heel and twisting it," Wall said. "It was so bad but like me just being able to take time off and get fully healthy. When I shoot one-dribble pull-ups and run and do certain things, it doesn't bother me at all; I just feel free."