Washington Wizards' John Wall Belongs Among Elite NBA Point-Guards

By Jack Bolesta
John Wall Washington Wizards
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The Washington Wizards and John Wall are currently on a hot three-game winning streak. Washington has recently beaten the Chicago Bulls twice and out-hustled the Miami Heat to earn another victory. Washington is currently 19-19 overall and  5-5 in 2014. The Wizards have critics scratching their heads and wondering why Washington is playing so well all of a sudden. Washington’s new attitude is a reflection of Wall’s leadership and performance.

Wall was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, and this season he has lived up to expectations of being a top pick. He has also lived up to the max contract extension the Wizards recently gave him. Wall is the biggest reason why the Wizards are playing so well recently.  Currently, he is averaging 19.7 points, 8.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. John is currently third in the league in assists this year. He has 317 this season and sits behind Chris Paul and Stephen Curry. He is currently averaging 8.6 assists per game, which is terrific compared to Kyrie Irving‘s 6.0, Tony Parker‘s 6.1 and Damian Lillard‘s 5.7 per game.

Wall is a great athlete who works on his game and improves every year. For example, last season he was shooting 26 percent from behind the arc and this year he is 33 percent. He has been patient as the Wizards have been rebuilding. In his patience, Wall has matured into a full grown leader in Washington. He now has the ability to come up big in games. For instance, in their win against Miami, he had 25 points and nine assists.

Can he be considered an All-Star, though?  Whether or not the fans vote him in, Wall makes whatever team he is on better, and that is the true measure of an All-Star.

Without a doubt, Wall is an All-Star. He is terrific, young and has a great future. He easily ranks among the top five active point guards in the league today. Wall’s future is bright, and so is the future in Washington.

Jack Bolesta is a Washington Wizards writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JackBolesta, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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