After a disappointing season in Washington, the Wizards' star point guard decided to pursue surgery this offseason to repair both of his knees. Just one year after a seemingly positive season that included 46 wins and a second-round playoff appearance, the team has a new coach, and Wall may not be ready for training camp. Furthermore, Washington has to lure Bradley Beal back to town during free agency, and upgrade other parts of the roster if the Wizards are going to contend in the Eastern Conference next season. Despite this, Wall has an optimistic view for this offseason, and the future as a whole.
In an interview with The Vertical, Wall discussed the opportunity the Wizards have this summer in terms of adding valuable pieces to its roster. Washington will have ample cap space with the salary cap rising, and it could lead to a big signing.
"It's a great opportunity for our team to build. We kind of threw away the last two years of just trying to win and not signing guys back. But to have money to go after another max player, it's an opportunity for our front office to do a good job – which I know they will – of trying to bring somebody in and then you got to go try to win."