John Wall is the engine that makes the Wizards go — he is averaging 20.3 points and 9.2 assists per game this season, and when Wall sits the Washington offense is 10.8 points per 100 possessions worse.
Now the Wizards will need to find a way to win some games without him for a few weeks after he got platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and a viscosupplementation injection in his left knee, something the team announced Saturday. This procedure came after he felt pain and there was swelling on his knee, something he played through for a couple of weeks but finally had an MRI done to see what was going on.
Wall has played through a sprained left shoulder and a sprained right ankle this season, plus had migraine headaches. These couple of weeks are a chance to get his body right.
Backup point guard Tim Frazier will become the starter. After that, they have lightly used Tomas Satoransky, who has not developed as they hoped, or they could go get a point guard from the free agency pool or the D-League. The Wizards had Sheldon Mac on the roster, but he suffered a torn Achilles during a preseason game against the Cavaliers.