John Wall wonders how Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward will work out. He should focus more on his own team’s chemistry.
So, John Wall is concerned about the Boston Celtics’ team chemistry. Maybe he should focus less on the Celtics and more on his Wizards, who finished eighth in the East last season and went out to the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.
In an interview with Yahoo Sports, Wall questioned how the tandem of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving would work.
“Boston looks great on paper,” he said. “But how are all those young guys going to mesh with Kyrie being back? Or Gordon Hayward being back? Nobody knows how that’s going to work.”
You know what? Wall makes an interesting point.
We know Irving fits well with the team, but it remains to be seen how Hayward would fit. After all, he did miss the entire 2017-18 season fighting freaky injury in the opening game of the season. But that shouldn’t be a concern for Wall.
In fact, his concern should be with the Washington Wizards locker room.
Team chemistry has been a sour question mark for the Wizards the past few seasons. Things reached a boiling point when Wall and former Wizards center Marcin Gortat engaged in a Twitter fight during the season. That was on top of rumors that Wall and backcourt mate Bradley Beal don’t have a good rapport with each other, though Wall did praise Beal after a season-ending loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Enter Dwight Howard, who will be yet another big character in the Wizards locker room. There’s work to do for Washington, and Wall in particular, this offseason.