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Houston Rockets: Is John Wall right about John Wall?

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 17: John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets reacts to a call during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 17, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 17: John Wall #1 of the Houston Rockets reacts to a call during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 17, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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John Wall of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
John Wall of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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.

Next: How John Wall can become an All-Star again

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