Feb 14, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Eastern Conference guard John Wall of the Washington Wizards (2, left) defends against Eastern Conference guardKyrie Irving
of the Cleveland Cavaliers (2, right) during practice at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The impressive performance that starting point guard John Wall has displayed in the first half of the season for Washington has earned him a spot in the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference All-Stars for the first time in his career. He has deserved every second of the fame and recognition that he has received this season.
The fifth-year man out of Kentucky has lead the league in assists, averaging 10.1 per game. He is also second in the league in steals with 1.9 and top ten out of all rebounding guards with 4.5. He is also shooting a career-high 46% percent from the field while averaging 17.4 points per contest.
It’s about time that people start to realize what a point guard is truly meant to be. Scoring 20 points a game is great, but it won’t pay off for you in the long run. Just look at Kyrie Irving as an example. He averages over 21 points a game every year, which is great, but he has also never averaged more than 6.1 assist per game, which is why he has never lead his team to the postseason in his four-year career.
Walls first-half performance has earned him this grade, and I hope that everyone can agree on it.
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