What a way to start off the week for the Washington Wizards.
For the first time since 2008, a Washington Wizard has been recognized as the player of the week in the Eastern Conference. John Wall, who has struggled since returning to the lineup, has been putting up monster numbers this past week. Averaging over 20 points and 10 assists, Wall has lead the Wizards to three straight victories. John Wall has even knocked down 5 of his last 6 shot attempts from beyond the three point arc. But most impressively, John Wall has shot over 60 percent from the field.
I realize that John Wall’s shooting percentages are likely unsustainable, but this recognition just shows how much he has improved throughout the year. Fans and media members alike overlook the little things John Wall has improved upon. Wall has shown great ability to control the pace of the game while limiting his turnovers. He’s beginning to understand how to control his speed and use it to his advantage, rather than just bulldozing through the lane which results into unforced turnovers. In recent post game interviews, John Wall has credited Wizards head coach Randy Wittman for his improvement in those areas.
I’m glad John Wall finally received some well deserved recognition for his outstanding play. Washington will meet the struggling Charlotte Bobcats on the road tonight, where John Wall will look to continue his spectacular streak.