NBA journeyman John Wall has his sights set on a return to the league, following a brief stint with the Clippers last season.
Wall spoke about his desire to return while visiting NBL team South East Melbourne Phoenix, where he is a part owner.
“I love the game, I still get up every morning at 6 am, [I] work out,” Wall told reporters. “I’m still dedicated to getting back in, I think something will happen soon. For me, I still love the grind, I still love to get up and put the work in,” he said. “You just saw me work out for an hour, hour-thirty. No matter what, I still love the game. If I still have the hunger and desire to be [in the NBA], I’ll continue to chase my dream to get back in. It’s just being patient, staying ready, and just letting God do his work, and being ready whenever your name is called.”
Wall was one of the best guards in the league when he played for the Wizards, where he was selected as an All-Star five times.
Being in Australia, Wall was asked about the possibility of playing for Phoenix in the NBL, which he didn’t rule out.
“You never know what the future might hold down the road,” Wall said. “I’m not going to make any promises. It’s super exciting to put the jersey on. They surprised me. I came with my own workout stuff on, and they said, ‘We’ve got shorts, we’ve got a jersey.’ I turn around, I got my college number with the name on the back. They surprised me, I was super excited for it. That’s some memorabilia I get to take home, and hopefully, I can get all the guys to sign it before leaving so I can put it into my little trophy case.”
Wall said recently he would love to reunite with his old Wizards teammate Bradley Beal on the Suns, but only time will tell if we see the 33-year-old back in the league again.