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Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 1:55 pm  |  56 responses

John Wall Still Thinks He’s the Best Point Guard in the NBA


Back in August, Washington Wizards point guard ranked himself as the League’s top floor general. Given his strong play so far this season, Wall sees no reason to change his mind. Per Fox Sports and the WaPo:

“I think I’m using what everybody said about me, that I’m not a top five point guard, that I’m not a top ten point guard,’ Wall said, when asked about the motivation behind his inspired play. ‘My job is to go out there and not just prove it by scoring, but you get known as a point guard in this league by winning games. All that’s something I’m trying to do is lead this team and keep trying to win as many games as we can.’ Wall has had three straight games with at least 30 points, becoming the first Wizard to accomplish that feat since Antawn Jamison from Dec. 12-16, 2009. He followed up the second Eastern Conference player of the week award of his career with another much-needed gem with Bradley Beal sidelined. In addition to scoring, Wall also was a good facilitator as he handed out a game-high nine assists. Wall is now averaging career highs of 19.6 points, 8.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds. ‘I’m just happy to make plays, either me taking the shot or finding my teammates or giving us a good look,’ Wall said. ‘As long as we getting wins and I’m leading my team, that’s the most important thing for me. Just keep winning basketball games and just try to take care of home court advantage when we get the chance.’ The Wizards (6-8) have won three in a row at home and four of their past five overall since a four-game losing streak that bottomed out on Nov. 16 with a deflating overtime loss to Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In his past five games, Wall has been spectacular and is making a solid case that he should be receive all-star consideration in February. He is averaging 25.6 points, 8.8 assists and 5.0 rebounds over that stretch. [...] Wall has felt slighted on several occasions since arriving in Washington, and especially since signing an $80 million extension, and hopes that he has held off some of his detractors with his recent play. ‘I think three games make a statement, but that doesn’t mean nothing when you got 60-something games left and you can go into a slump any day of the week,’ Wall said. ‘So I’ll just keep doing the things I’ve been doing in practice and working on my game.’ And for the record, he does consider himself a top-five point guard. ‘That’s what I believe,’ Wall said. ‘I’m just trying to keep playing the right way and win games.’”

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  • jmm

    Who is glad he got Wall with the #12 pick in Fantasy this year?

    <— this guy.

  • KSupreme

    Better mark Dec. 14 on your calendar

  • LakeShow

    Over the last 5 games, JW is putting up 26-9-5-3 on 51% FG’s

  • Saleem Rainman

    He’s played a lot better the last 5 games ,but, come on lol.

  • robb

    John’s improving. Watch out.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i guess kyrie got knocked out of the top pg race

    http://i.minus.com/ibxxeK65VhA0Kw.gif

  • shockexchange

    Does Mario Chalmers know Sugar Walls is talking reckless about holding the #1 spot?

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    LOL is that Waiters? Nice

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    I’m so glad I got League Pass this year because I’ve been able to catch all his games and dude is definitely been balling out. I think the addition of Beal has taking some of the load off of him and he’s been able to change speeds. Something he hasn’t been able to do before.

  • pposse

    Beal out for two weeks

  • Mike Gilbert

    I might rather have John Wall then Steph Curry there I said it

  • shockexchange

    Yeah, Waiters was fighting. Kyrie’s head was just getting in the way.

  • JML-G

    not even close, but he damn sure is an all-star this season

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Yea I know I meant when he was playing. They’re a very nice backcourt combo.

  • Feez_22

    LOL

    Crazy thing though is that waiters is on the trading block now. Twitter guys are saying that 3 teams have contacted the cavs about waiters including the chicago bulls. Crazy what a rumored altercation/punch to the franchise player`s face can do to a player lol…

    Which brings me to this: the cavs should have picked oladipo 1st overall.

    The source isn`t that gr8 (broussard LOL) so take it with a grain of salt haha

    @Chris_Broussard16m
    Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They’ve spoken w/Chi, NYK & Philly. No deal imminent. Waiters is open to being traded.

  • Dagger

    I wonder if he’s worth a max contract?

  • Nathan Shane Long

    As i said before he is on one of his fluke runs of monsters game but will crash back into reality soon enough even though if i was to rank point guards in the east this year as of right now

    1.Kyrie
    2.Wall
    3.MCW
    4.Kemba

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Damien Lillard better than John Wall

  • LakeShow

    Brandon Jennings has been better than Kemba.
    More efficient. Much better passer. Better for his team.

  • LakeShow

    No, DL’s defense is terrible. He isn’t a very good passer or play-maker.

    It’s debatable so far this season, but Wall is edging him out thus far.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    how and Lillard is the better player period better scorer and shooter he will be an all-star this year for sure

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Paul, Parker, Westbrook, Curry, Bledsoe, Lawson are all having comparable to better seasons. Competition in the West is way too tough to say he is a shoe in.

  • 604ricy

    Uh oh… you better watch your knees Wall.. we all know what happens after these sort of statements

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Parker and Lillard are “shoe in” but Chris Paul will win the fan vote and be the starter since he the most popular point guard in the NBA

  • LakeShow

    most popular/best

  • Nathan Shane Long

    the same guy that has no confidence in his shot

  • LakeShow

    At least he is admitting it.

    Seeing as how he is more efficient than Kemba at shooting both from 2pt land and 3.

    Pull your head out of your ass dude.

  • davidR

    i def been meaning to see beal play. i have no idea how his game is

  • smokeweed

    IRving? Maybe last year, this year, no way. Wall better every where, except maybe a little bit of shooting. Better D, Better RBS, Better Assist. What else does he need to do?

  • davidR

    sugar walls. damn

  • Nathan Shane Long

    He is barely shooting better than Kemba percentage wise but yet Kemba overall has played better please hop of my penis troll cunt before you get “sharkeisha” whore

  • LakeShow

    Why did you post that to me?

  • LakeShow

    You alright lil guy?

    Brandon Jennings is shooting 4% better from 3. Slightly better from the field. Diming at twice the rate despite a better assist to turn over ratio.

    Sorry you’re just wrong on this one.

    You have some sort of a complex that when people lay out facts in front of you that prove you wrong, you turn into a 7th grade British girl.

    Calm down lil fella. Try and use your big boy brain.

  • the Goat

    He’s 6th at best and thats with D rose, and Rondo out. CP3, Westbrook, Curry, Parker Kyrie, Wall.

  • the Goat

    Erik Bledsoe is better than Damien Lillard.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    Eric Bledsoe better than John Wall

  • Nathan Shane Long

    I am never wrong and your damn sure never right look here boy you have been on my nutsack over the past several months ever since i laid the smackdown on your candy troll ass and ever since you have been my #1 “hater” and “disliker” on here constantly voting down my comments your hating routine towards me is lame and pathetic

  • LakeShow

    You just said “I’m never wrong”, which is hilarious because that in, and of itself, is an obviously false statement. So you proved yourself wrong before even being right…

    We are all fallible.

    Try to change your attitude and way of life. I don’t often hamper people with thoughts on their life style, but your obviously a very hurt individual that probably just needs a hug.

    I can’t hug you Nathan, but what I can do is help you with your basketball IQ.

    If you can’t stand the heat don’t come around.
    I will continue to correct you.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    you just being my personal troll is sad to say the very least stalking my posts is sad explain to me why you won’t jump off my penis? BTW what “basketball IQ” do you have when you just recite stats of ESPN OR NBA.COM like really cunt

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Dude can really shoot. He’s probably one of the best guys to come out of college after one year with a polished jumper.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Shoutout to the Hodge Twins

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Everybody feels like they are the best after they play the Knicks. Slow down John…

  • brothasdontsurf

    And everyone still thinks that he isn’t

  • Antisocial Artifact

    Oh God, he just pulled a D-Rose

  • Blackice87

    you got issues.

  • sauce

    Goran Dragić is better than Eric Bledsoe

  • spit hot fiyah

    what u know about the hodge twins? all kiiiiinds of thiiings

  • sauce

    D-Rose was the MVP that season

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  • Nathan Shane Long

    you say that only after last night

  • COYNE

    Xenophobic, Sexist AND Patronising in one go. Impressive even by your standards.

  • COYNE

    Chill.Out.

  • robb

    xenophobic and sexist? where?

  • LakeShow

    You have uploaded your genitals to the internet?

    You’re a stranger kid than I thought young Nathan.

    And yes, like, really, cunt.

  • sauce

    I say that because I’m from Slovenia

  • david

    I had a choice with the 9th pick. Melo Drose A.Davis and Wall.10 pick was auto drafting. I took A.David autodrafter picked Melo and Rose. I took Wall! YEahhhhhh buddy

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