Like so many decisions in life, it’s risk vs. reward.
The rewards for the Wizards if John Wall can play are obvious. If he can be anywhere near his usual self they can certainly beat these Hawks, then they could challenge Chicago or Cleveland.
But the risk —what happens when he gets raked across the hand driving to the basket? How much worse can his five non-displaced fractures get?
That’s what Julie Donaldson and I discuss in this latest PBT Extra. If I’m the Wizards, I’m not sure I do it, but it really depends on what the doctors say. We know Wall wants to play.