Wizards’ Wall progressing, could practice this week

Washington Wizards star guard John Wall has returned to the court and could potentially return to practice this week, Candace Buckner or The Washington Post reported.

Wall underwent a knee procedure in late January and was given a return timeline of six-to-eight weeks.

Wizards coach Scott Brooks told reporters Wall went through a “hard workout” Sunday. And per Buckner, Wall “recovered well, and planned to do some individual work following the team’s practice Monday.”

As for the idea Wall could possibly return to practice this week, Brooks said nothing is definite.

“It’s not etched in stone but we’re leaning towards that direction,” Brooks said. “He’s feeling better each day and he’s coming back and feeling fine after a hard workout like yesterday.”

Wall is averaging 19.4 points and 9.3 assists in 37 games this season.

The Wizards (40-30) entered Monday night in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.