There wasn’t much to be excited about regarding the Washington Wizards this past season, but John Wall’s return from injury certainly sparked some optimism amongst the fan base.
As Wall dealt with ups and downs throughout his comeback to Washington’s lineup, he would eventually return to his regular form, looking better on the court than we’ve ever seen him so far in a Wizards uniform. By far his best game of the season, which brought national attention to Washington, came against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 25th. Not only did John Wall display his elite level of talent by scoring a career high 47 points to go along side 8 assists, but he managed to do it against one of the league’s premier defensive teams.
I’m honestly not a huge fan of individual performances, but John Wall’s spectacular performance against the Grizzlies may have gave a glimpse of what the Washington Wizards could see in the future. He knocked down shots from the perimeter, but most importantly, he shot the ball with confidence. When John Wall is knocking down jump shots on a consistent basis, like he did in this particular game, he’s virtually unstoppable. John Wall’s ability to get to the basket, combined with a consistent jumper, will ultimately elevate Wall amongst some the league’s best point guards.
Unfortunately, as John Wall and the Washington Wizards are watching the NBA Playoffs at home, the Memphis Grizzlies will be participating in the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.