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.'”