John Wall’s Success Depends on How Quickly Bradley Beal Adjusts to the NBA

September 21st, 2012 by Matthew Brown Leave a reply »
John Wall is entering his third NBA season since being drafted first overall by the Washington Wizards in 2010. He has yet to blossom into the franchise point guard, but that has less to do with his development and more to do with a poorly built roster, coaching changes and undefined expectations.

Newly drafted shooting guard Bradley Beal could be the key to helping Wall take the step from promising young talent to elite NBA star.

As a player, Wall is a bit of an enigma because of his ever evolving skill set. He has the court vision and passing ability to put up assist numbers like Chris Paul, but his length, quickness and ability to score off the dribble are more akin to Derrick Rose.

Though he does not yet have the knockdown midrange jumper to keep defenses honest, Wall's biggest issues to this point have been his teammates.

In his first two seasons, Wall was dishing off to a cast of boneheads and freelancers that have since been sent packing. Andray Blatche, formerly thought to possess a world of potential, grew lazy on offense, settling for fadeaway jumpshots with a hand in his face from 15 feet out.

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