Is Washington Wizards’ John Wall a Top-Shelf Point Guard Yet?

March 12th, 2013 by John Friel Leave a reply »
Another NBA season nears an end, meaning it's yet another failed campaign of watching the playoffs at home for the Washington Wizards' point guard John Wall.

To consider Wall the reason for another regular-season failure would be deplorable. However, he hasn't raised eyebrows quite like he did in his rookie season. The jump Wall was supposed to make to become a top-shelf point guard has yet to occur.

Wall has the makings of an elite point guard. His shot is in desperate need of fine-tuning, but his speed is unrivaled even by the league's top athletes. His first step and his ball-handling have him getting to the rim with ease.

He's a facilitator through-and-through, and the Wizards were right in taking Wall. Point guards are dominating the league and the only way to match one great floor general is with a great floor general of your own.

Three years after Wall was drafted No. 1, however, and the Wizards are still an awful team.

Worst of all, John Wall has regressed since his rookie season. Yes, regressed.

The former No. 1 pick of the Wizards in 2010 represents a sliver of hope for a dimly lit future. Wall is a member ...

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