Wizards star John Wall to have arthroscopic knee surgery

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The 6-8 weeks will finally give Wall enough time to recover properly from such an injury.

Wall had surgery on both of his knees before last season. It just comes at an terrible time for the Wizards.

A five-time NBA All-Star, Wall has lived up to the hype after being drafted first-overall by the Wizards in 2010.

Love played only 4:41 on Tuesday night and went scoreless. Those numbers are all down from a season ago.

The Wizards ARE NOT better off without Wall in the lineup.

John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards drives past Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on March 25, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wall previously missed nine straight games earlier in the season and has missed 12 games total this season, most recently for Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Neither team shot particularly well: The Wizards wound up making 38.2 percent of their field-goal attempts - they missed 13 consecutive 3-point tries in one stretch - and the Thunder were at 37.5 percent. It looks like (yet again), a team only needs to stay a game or two above.500 to make the playoffs in the East. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be responsible for choosing Wall's replacement in the game.

The Wizards are much better in nearly every category imaginable with John Wall on the court, but most of these statistical changes won't be enough to make them go 5-15 in their next 20 games.

All-Star guard Bradley Beal will be tasked with carrying Washington while Wall is sidelined.

So while the Wizards face a long road ahead sans Wall, Tuesday night proved they have the foundational pieces necessary to keep churning out wins if they can clamp down on defense and dot the arc with their legion of shooters. Moreover, with the trade deadline just ten days away and the Wizards having little wiggle room with salary it could be a tricky prospect for the Wizards brain trust.

Entering play on Tuesday, the Wizards sit at 27-22, which is good for sixth in the Eastern Conference.

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