SH Blog: Rockets suspend Royce White, plus John Wall is almost ready to return

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It seems like there’s been an unusual amount of star point guards out with serious knee injuries this season, and different teams have performed at different levels without them. The Bulls have managed to stay afloat without Derrick Rose, and the Wolves did surprisingly well without Ricky Rubio, but the Wizards have looked lost without John Wall. At this point, it’s probably too late to save their season, but it’s hard to evaluate a team for the future without its best player, so the Wizards have to be hoping Wall can get back and look like himself with some time to go in the year.

If the Wizards end up with the #1 pick, they’ll have a lot of options for that pick, including local college standout Alex Len of the University of Maryland. Here’s a column from draft guru Joe Kotoch on the early frontrunners for that top pick. We’ve got a whole bunch of new columns up here on Sheridan Hoops, including this one from Jan Hubbard on Gregg Popovich and David Stern. And, like we do every Sunday, we’ve got a new set of Chris Sheridan’s MVP rankings.

We’ve also got the latest NBA news, and that is right here.

  • Here’s that (potentially) good news for the Wizards, via Chris Mannix of SI.com: “After practicing Thursday, Wizards guard John Wall is expected to make his season debut within the next two weeks, league sources told SI.com. Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, has been sidelined all season with a stress injury in his left patella. Wall, 22, participated in limited drills with the team on Thursday. At 4-27, Washington is off to the worst start in franchise history but head coach Randy Wittman was clear that the team would not rush Wall back.”

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