John Wall’s jump shot, or lack thereof, has played a major part in his young career with the Washington Wizards, but according to teammate Garrett Temple, his ‘J’ has come along this offseason.
Garrett Temple on some of Washington’s improvements: Glen can really put the ball in the basket. Eric is a guy that can really run the team, real steady. John has really improved his shot. I might not need to say that, because we might need to keep that under wraps, so they can keep going under the screen, because he’s really improved his jump shot.
I know, I know. We’ve all seen this story play out during the summer, just to be somewhat disappointed once the regular season began. But, I truly have a feeling this summer was a bit different for Wall and company, especially since he has $80 million dollars more worth of pressure to improve than he’s had in the prior seasons.
Wall’s broken jump shot has been looming over his entire career, but we’re finally seeing some improvement in that aspect of his game. His shooting numbers have improved across the board, now we’re just going to see if he could sustain that same level of improvement. If Wall can continue to shoot ball at a respectable level from the perimeter, I have no doubt that the Wizards’ offense would improve exponentially.
Let’s just hope Garrett Temple’s confidence in Wall’s jumper translates to the regular season. Until then, this is basketball in September, folks.