Flip: ‘John Wall Might Revolutionize PG Position’

by May 26, 2010

Saunders will most likely be coaching John Wall next year, and he has rather large expectations of the rook, to say the least. The Pioneer Press reports: “Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders strongly believes his organization will keep the No. 1 pick in the June 24 NBA draft and use it to select Kentucky point guard John Wall. If the Wizards hold firm, that would represent a shift in philosophy among NBA teams relying more on point guards than centers to rebuild … ‘Dwight Howard comes along only once every 10 years,’ Saunders said of the Orlando Magic’s all-star center after watching Tuesday morning’s workouts of draft hopefuls at Target Center. ‘You can have good big men, but if you don’t have guard play, it doesn’t help you. Point guards keep you in games’ … Saunders said he and his coaching staff have identified Wall as a pure point guard. Because of Wall’s scoring ability, there were questions regarding where he would fit best in the NBA. Saunders, a former point guard at the University of Minnesota, gave the impression that there will be no debate on Wall’s role when he joins the Wizards. ‘He might revolutionize the point guard position because of his athleticism, but he has an extremely intelligent mind-set as far as running a team.”‘