Tommy Sheppard clarified the Washington Wizards won't get John Wall back from his Achilles injury until the 20-21 season.

Sheppard was addressing how Bradly Beal's life will be easier "when he gets John back next year."

Sheppard was then asked to explain why Wall shouldn't be expected back until the start of 20-21.

"I think we have maintained that all along. We didn't plan on seeing him this year. I think that's fair to John, to manage the expectations for him," Sheppard said. "He's on his way, but he's not there and he's not close yet. He's a lot closer than he was a year ago when the injury happened."