After learning that rookie Otto Porter finally practiced with the team today, this day couldn’t possibly get any better for the Wizards…right? Wrong.
John Wall has been named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 24.3 points, 8.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds during the stretch of games. Wall struggled to find his shot early on in the season, but it appears as if he’s finally gotten over the hurdle and has played as well as you could possibly expect him to.
The NBA announced today that Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, November 18, through Sunday, November 24.
Wall averaged 24.3 points, 8.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game while shooting .500 from the field, .880 from the free-throw line and .500 from three-point range in leading the Wizards to a 3-1 record during the week.
Wall is playing at an All-Star level and if he continues to do so, I have no doubt that the Wizards will continue to win games. Back spasms hindered his play early on, but Wall has played with the sort of aggressiveness we all expected this season. The Eastern Conference is filled with All-Star caliber point guards, but John Wall has stood out this past week.
Let’s hope this news carries over to this week’s stretch of games.