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Randy Wittman grows agitated over questioning about John Wall

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The first question posed to Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman during his pregame session with the media before tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers was, naturally, about John Wall, who according to a release by the team will “begin ramping up his activity level” following an examination that revealed improvement in his ailing left knee.

Wittman did not give a timetable as to when Wall may be back on the court, emphasizing the starting point guard would not participate in contact drills either but that he’s able to run laterally at full speed.

“No, not practice,” Wittman said. “I mean he’s got to get back out and get on the floor, not practice, no contact yet. We have to see how he responds to his activity as it’s ramped up.”

When asked what would be the best-case scenario, Wittman said: “In terms if I’m going to give you a date? I have no idea. I mean the doctor knows that. He didn’t give any kind of time frame. I can’t. God I wish I could give you that. It would help my mind.”

Then a reporter asked if there’s any chance Wall could miss the entire season. Wittman’s somewhat testy reply:

“Where are you going with this? I’m serious I don’t understand where you’re going. You got the release. The doctor’s report was good. He’s going to ramp up his activity, and we’re going to see where he’s at. Enough of that.” 


Gene Wang is a sports reporter covering multiple beats, including Navy football, the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, women’s basketball, auto racing, boxing and golf. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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