John Wall: still great. About two weeks after he was named December’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month, the Washington Wizards point guard was awarded with a Player of the Week trophy for his work over the previous seven days.
Wall averaged 25 points, 9.8 assists, six rebounds, and three steals as Washington went 3-1. The 25-year-old was the only player in the NBA to average at least 25 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and three steals during the week. He completed the four-game stretch with 36 points, 13 assists, seven rebounds, and seven steals in a 119-117 loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
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All that is so, so ridiculous. Wall is now averaging a clean 20 points and 9.7 assists per game. He stands at the center of a team that’s finally getting healthy, finally nudging it’s way towards a possible Eastern Conference Finals conversation.
His speed is unmatched. His toughness is unrivaled. Wall’s launching more threes than at any point in his career, and now making them at a rate too deadly for defenders to ignore.
He deserves all the awards right now, and good on the NBA for giving them to him.