John Wall and the 2010-11 Rookie Progress Report: Midseason Check-up

February 7th, 2011 by Leave a reply »
The role of an NBA rookie is one that is constantly evolving. A poster child for this claim is the Pistons’ rookie Greg Monroe. After struggling to find floor time early on, Monroe is now a staple of Detroit’s revamped rotation and looks to be one of the most promising prospects of the 2010 rookie class. Here we analyze Monroe and the other first 10 picks from last summer’s draft for our annual rookie progress reports. 

John Wall: Washington Wizards: B+

Washington’s inability to find an effective and consistent second option has hurt Wall’s stat line though the rookie point guard hasn’t disappointed when it comes to racking up the thefts (1.7 SPG), tops among rookies, and Wall leads all first year players with his 9.3 APG. The final three months of the regular season will be spent feeling out the roster and seeking out Washington’s most promising players as the lowly Wizards look to build for 2012. 

Evan Turner: Philadelphia 76ers: C

Evan Turner has been a microcosm of the 76ers poor season: too young and inconsistent, but displaying flashes of the brilliance that may lie ahead. ...

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