By no means is it a tear, but considering they won just five games in the 33 they were without him this season, for the Wizards to go 8-7 since the return of John Wall says Washington is finally back on track.
“It was unfortunate obviously, the way the start of the year happened with all the injuries and all the guys that we had missing, and it just put us behind the eight ball so much,” head coach Randy Wittman told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan Thursday. “Realistically when we looked at putting this roster together this summer, we felt we could really compete, obviously, if we stayed healthy.”
Thursday night the Wizards held home court 106-96 against the Knicks, a team 18 wins better than them in the standings. They’ve also beaten the Clippers and Bulls as part of their 7-1 home stand since Wall’s return.
“I know we garner a lot of peoples’ attention by the way we play now with John being the last of the injured guys coming back,” Wittman said. “We’re not going to sneak up on anybody anymore because of what we’ve done here.”
Listen to the full interview below.