John Wall remains officially part of the USA National Team.
When a team circles its wagons after it loses a key cog like John Wall, lip service is to be expected as players always will say the right things.
In Saturday's victory at the Memphis Grizzlies, the Wizards are able to clear several hurdles: Clinch no worse than a No.
Maybe Drew Gooden isn't being overly optimistic when he said recently that despite the Wizards' struggles they were about to go on a run.
Tonight's game just became a lot less intriguing and more winnable for the Wizards, who learned the Memphis Grizzlies will not have four of their starting five players at Verizon Center.