Houston Rockets: Is John Wall right about John Wall?
Houston Rockets: How good was John Wall?
The last time Wall was fully healthy was with the Washington Wizards in 2016-17 when he made the All-Star team for the fourth consecutive year and made his only All-NBA team. For the season he set career highs in field-goal percentage (45.1-percent), points (23.1), assists (10.7), and steals (2.0) per game.
From 2013-14 to 2017-18 Wall made the All-Star team each season and averaged 19.9 points, 9.9 assists, and 1.8 assists, on 43.6-percent shooting from the field. Those two sets of averages represent the best of Wall and his All-Star baseline.
If Wall wants to be an All-Star again he needs to get back to averaging 20 points and 10 assists a game, especially considering the fact that he is now in the Western Conference. Will a full season with a clean bill of health be enough to hit those benchmarks or does Wall need to subsequently step his game up?
It has been almost four years since Wall had a clean bill of health and with an Achilles injury mixed in it’s possible that the All-Star level he set in Washington is a thing of the past. If Wall is right about where he’s at in the NBA hierarchy, then he faces an uphill battle to reclaim his old spot.
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