Washington Wizards John Wall to work out with Gary Payton

Apr. 15, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) shoots a free throw against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

When he isn’t throwing himself full-court alley-oops, John Wall is apparently working out with Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton.

According to CSN Washington, the former Kentucky Wildcat plans to meet with Payton in Seattle before Wizards training camp opens later this month:

Wall still plans to hook up with Gary Payton, a Hall of Fame point guard who was one of the best of his generation, in Seattle before returning to train with the Wizards on Aug. 20. Plus, he had ample time to watch the nuances of Tony Parker as he led the San Antonio Spurs to the NBA finals and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, who helped his team advance to the Western Conference finals.

“Footwork also, just like catching the ball and working on pivots and stuff,” Wall said about what he has done this off-season in addition to refining jump shot. “Floaters. Watched a lot of Tony Parker throughout the playoffs and I see how Mike Conley added to his game after I went to two of his playoff series.”

Wall also hinted that he’d like to spend more time in the post this season, assuming Wizards head coach Randy Wittman is okay with it.

Payton, of course, thrived in the post as a 6’4 point guard, so Wall is hopeful he’ll learn a few tricks from “The Glove.”

Topics: Gary Payton, John Wall, Washington Wizards

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