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Washington Wizards: John Wall Could Learn from Orlando Magic’s Jameer Nelson

October 29th, 2010
Over the length of their careers, John Wall will probably surpass Jameer Nelson. It might not even be close by the time each are retired. But in Wall's first game he was outclassed by Nelson, the small-statured point guard from St. Joseph's. Wall was pretty ...

NBA Rookies: The Six Rookies Who Will Punish Teams That Passed on Them

September 23rd, 2010
Every year the NBA draft has players who overachieve.  Most second-round picks who end up successful end up saying that it motivated them to be better.  Just look at players like Carlos Boozer, Gilbert Arenas, Paul Milsap, and Michael Redd.  All players that every team passed on before having their ...

2011 NBA All-Star Weekend: The Five Rookies Who Will Be There

September 16th, 2010
Check out: TheRookieWall.com for complete NBA coverage.All-Star Weekend is a time for the NBA to put their best and brightest on display. There isn't a single true NBA fan who doesn't remember Vince Carter's performance in the Slam Dunk Contest. Similarly, who can forget Larry Bird's performance in the Three-Point ...

NBA 2010: Greivis Vasquez Exclusive Interview

September 8th, 2010
After completing an accomplished four year career at the University of Maryland, Greivis Vasquez entered his name in the NBA Draft. He underwent a variety of pre-draft performance tests, many of which he ranked near the top of the point guard crop. In addition, Vasquez had outstanding individual team workouts. ...

NBA 2010: Rookies Most Likely To Disappoint

September 8th, 2010
Hope springs eternal with each NBA Draft.  Now that we've had the summer to evaluate and look at contract situations, a picture is beginning to emerge regarding each rookie.  Some have looked great, some haven't played up to expectation, some have already gotten hurt, and some haven't even signed contracts.This ...

John Wall: A Happy Birthday to the Washington Wizards Rookie Point Guard

September 6th, 2010
Today is Labor Day, a national holiday celebrating the economic and social achievements of American workers. However, today is also a very special day for a very special somebody; that somebody is John Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Today, Wall will celebrate his 20th birthday, ...

Dominique Jones: One Dedicated Rookie

September 6th, 2010
The Dallas Mavericks seem to have made the right choice by selecting Dominique Jones with the 25th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Shortly after being drafted, Jones went to Las Vegas where he led the Mavericks summer league team in scoring, dropping 17 points per game. He ...

Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins: Do You Boogie?

September 5th, 2010
On Twitter, DeMarcus Cousins is known as @boogiecousins, a name given to him by Kentucky basketball assistant coach Rod Strickland. “Coach Rod Strickland at Kentucky gave me the name,” said Cousins when he appeared on ESPN’s First Take. “I would be playing ball and I would do moves that guards would ...

Lance Stephenson’s Complicated Relationship With The Indiana Pacers

September 3rd, 2010
When the Pacers’ selected Paul George, Lance Stephenson, and Magnum Rolle in June’s NBA Draft, it marked a departure from the team's previous drafting strategy.  They were definitely taking higher upside players, but with that comes more risk.  The fans in Indiana thought ...

2010 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot: What They Wore

August 21st, 2010
Sneakers have become a big part of every NBA players' wardrobe. They are the only piece of the uniform that allows a player to express himself; whether it be through sayings, colors, or the design itself. John Wall, Derrick Favors, Wesley Johnson and Greivis Vasquez all showed off ...