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Has John Wall hit his ceiling?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by SRR21, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. SRR21

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    One of the most intriguing young players in the league returned to action last week. John Wall and his blazing, high-wire act are back from a knee injury and, finally, there's a spark of life in the Washington Wizards' franchise.

    Wall, a third-year point guard, is unquestionably one of the most exciting players in the world. Liable to dunk on an entire team at any time, Wall is must-see TV.

    But that's about all we know about the 6-foot-4 lightning bolt. Two up-and-down, at-times-dazzling, at-times-exasperating seasons have left us without answers as to how good Wall will eventually be.

    Sometimes that's how it is; no one would've predicted greatness for John Stockton, Gary Payton, Steve Nash or Chauncey Billups after their first two seasons, so Wall's inconsistent play so far is not necessarily a definitive statement about what his future holds.

    But other point guards, particularly recently, have defined themselves as future perennial All-Stars much quicker than Wall. I'm talking about guys like Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving and Derrick Rose.

    Wall's numbers are fairly strong. He's averaged 16.3 points and 8.1 assists over his first two seasons, but he's also committed 3.8 turnovers a game while shooting about 41 percent from the floor. So what does it all mean? How good does Wall project to be?

    To find out, we asked several NBA experts who are paid to assess talent, potential and productivity for their thoughts on Wall. Here's what two NBA team executives and two scouts think of the No. 1 pick of the 2010 draft.

    rest of story can some one with insider please post remainder of story
    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/stor...couts-weigh-current-potential-value-john-wall
     
  2. fallenphoenix

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    let's give him some decent players to play with first before we come to this conclusion
     
  3. Someguy1229

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    This x1000.
     
  4. Jontro

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    Years down the line once his career is over, I think he'd be awesome in Dancing with the Stars.
     
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    Why would John Wall, or anyone for that matter, hit their ceiling?


    The only reason I can think of is if you're living in an apartment and the neighbors upstairs are making a ton of noise. But even then, why should we care?
     
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  6. Haymitch

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    I LOL'd.

    And yeah what the second guy said about a supporting cast. It seems like Wall DGAF, and I wouldn't either if I were him. What a hopeless franchise.
     
  7. tksense

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    How about Steve Francis and his ceiling @ 2nd or 3rd season? Why?
     
  8. AroundTheWorld

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    Kind of funny that you ask the question now - he is just coming back from a major injury. Let's see how he does when he is fully healthy.
     
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    Re-read please
     
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    He's been in the league for two and half years and injured half of the time and he has hit his ceiling? LOL. 22 year old players don't hit their ceilings.
     
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    The dude needs some mental adjustments for sure. The way he plays isn't winning basketball games
     
  12. FLASH21

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    Well, he is posting double-doubles since returing from his knee injury... so I'd say more time to fully heal would answer BSPN's dumbass question as well.

    Thanks for another nothing article blowhards.
     
  13. DonatasFanboy

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    i never thought of Franchise - Wall comparison before, but it makes sense. Some good points in the article, especially from the scout #1.
     
  14. Patience

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    Better than wall hitting the floor.
     
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    Considering Wall only relies on like 25% of his god given ability I fail to he how he has hit his ceiling. He is possibly the most explosive point guard ever.
     
  16. T-macsterful1

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    If his John's ... wall is what he is right now, I would love a pg off the bench playing 15-20 min and getting 16 and 10 lol. He'd dominate the sixth man of the year award eeevvery year.
     
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  18. Gil

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    Wall will be a top 5 PG once he gets more help. He's already elevated his teammates play since his return.

    The Wizards are like 4-1 since his return.
     
  19. Gil

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    Wall his basically a more athletic version of Jeremy Lin with elite handles & defense.

    Wizards will have the best backcourt in the NBA with Beal and Wall.
     
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    John Wall is an extremely bad shooter.
     

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