Wall Takes Part in Dummy Drills, Seraphin Working Through StrugglesPosted on January 14, 2013 by FantasticWiz
Jeremy Hyman - WashingtonWizards.com
After Thursday's practice, Randy Wittman addressed the media and gave an update on John Wall and talked at length about how they are working with Kevin Seraphin on getting back on track.
The good news on Wall is that he took part in dummy drills for the first time all year, which is another step in the right direction. Witt did not give a return date, but did say that since Wall's last visit to the doctor, he has had no setbacks and in fact was surprised as to how quickly he is making progress.
Wittman also spoke about Kevin Seraphin and how they are working with him to get back into the form we saw at the beginning of the season. While it is not uncommon to see inconsistencies from young players like Seraphin, the Wizards want to see him start to become a more reliable big man without seeing so many highs and lows. They especially want to see him become more physical inside and be able to get to the free-throw line more often. Seraphin is just 10-19 from the line this year and for a post player with the skill set that he possesses, 19 free throws in 25 games is just not acceptable.
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In a perfect word a Washington Wizards matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers would have brought together two of the NBA’s brightest young point guards. In a far from perfect season John Wall could only watch as Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers to a 87-84 win.