John Wall has played up to his five-year, $80 million max contract signed in the offseason. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wizards guard John Wall is "on my radar" for the national team roster, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.
In January, Wall was left off of USA Basketball's list of seven point guards including Stephen Curry (Warrios), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) and Russell Westbrook (Thunder). At the time, Wall said he would use the snub as motivation for the remainder of his fourth NBA season.
“I been through it before. The main thing for me is try to be professional. I went out there and played. I did it the right way,” Wall said of his experiences with Team USA minicamp. “I just use it as more motivation. It’s nothing I could do. It’s nothing I can say, and I don’t want nobody to babysit me or try to make it work for me. They made their list, they made their decision and that’s what they’re happy with, and I just have to look past that. It’s more motivation because I didn’t make McDonald’s game. I wasn’t national player of the year. I wasn’t rookie of the year. So those are just tabs I keep to motivate myself to prove people wrong.”
The All-Star's improved play has helped the Wizards earn a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 and not gone unnoticed by Colangelo, who reportedly said he can add or delete players from the team.