As the surprisingly competitive and seemingly playoff-bound New York Knicks pay a visit to the Verizon Center tonight, all talk has centered around Washington Wizards point guard John Wall. Will he play? Won't he? We've finally got the answer.
According to Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner, he'll play. And he'll start.
We've been following along with Wall's foot injury for some time, and tonight's news comes as a bit of surprise.
As Ernie Grunfeld told Michael Lee of the Washington Post, injuries have been one of the pitfalls for the Wizards in this early portion of the 2010 season.
"I wish we would've had all of our players from day one," Grunfeld said. "We're always going to look for ways to improve this team, but first we also want to see how this group comes together when we have our pieces. It seems like one guy goes down, and when somebody comes back, somebody else comes down. So we didn't have the kind of consistency and continuity that we really wanted."
Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee are both in the starting lienup tonight for the Wizards. They've each recovered from minor injuries. The Knicks, on the other hand, are 14-9 this season and in good position in the Eastern Conference. But the Wizards have played mostly good ball at home so far, and we expect this to be a good one tonight.
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