Houston Rockets: Who should be the Rockets starting five 2.0

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Houston Rockets Point guard: John Wall

John Wall was brought in to be the Rockets starting point guard and so far he has lived up to the billing. Wall has played 11 games this season and in those games, the Rockets have gone 7-4 for a .636 win percentage.

While Wall has proven to be a winning player for the Rockets, they still haven’t fully unleashed his full array of talents. During his tenure with the Washington Wizards, Wall averaged 9.2 assists per game but is only coming in at 5.8 assists per game with the Rockets.

Part of what plagued Wall in the early goings was sharing the creative duties with the now-departed James Harden. Over his first seven games, sharing the court with Harden, Wall averaged only 5.1 assists per game.

However, since Harden was traded, Wall has seen his assists per game tick up to 7.0 per game while averaging only 25 minutes per game. On a per 36 minute basis, over his past four games, Wall has averaged 10.1 assists per game which lines up nicely with his career average.

John Wall is going to be the Rockets point guard as long as he’s healthy. Now, fully in control of the offense, Wall will be able to do what he does best and set up his teammates for easy buckets.

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