After returning from injury on December 13, it was clear that John Wall was not fully recovered. He was on limited minutes, but furthermore, he wasn’t driving as much. He was staying around the perimeter, and taking less ball share. His stats showed it. Wall put up only 13.5 points per game and seven assists per game through his first six games back.
Wall appears to now be the stud the Wizards have grown to expect him to be. Since his first 20 point game back from injury (Christmas Day vs. the Celtics), Wall has averaged 18.8 ppg and 7.8 apg, including 21 points and 9 assists and 25 points and nine assists in his last two games. Neither of those numbers reach his totals from last year (23.1 ppg and 10.7 apg) but he is on his way back to full-health, slashing to the lane, getting to the basket, dropping 20 and 10 Wall Star we know.
Whether or not Wall is scoring or assisting to his usual levels, his presence is clearly felt on the court. The Wizards are 8-3 since his return, including impressive wins over the Celtics and Rockets.