John Wall participated in 3-on-3 drills with the player development staff of the Washington Wizards last week, but he's still unlikely to return this season unless he's 100 percent healthy from a ruptured Achilles.

"We're not going to skip steps, we're not going to get excited about 3-on-3," Tommy Sheppard said. "Down the road, I think we'll start to add more players to the court and make it feel more like home, but we're not in a rush to see John come back unless he's 100 percent healthy."

The best form of recovery from Wall's injury is playing against other people to simulate game action.

"The best thing about the 3-on-3 is that he realizes how much more he has to do," Sheppard said. "The rust is there, but I tell you what, it warms the heart to see him out there between the lines."