Starting Point Guard
John Wall (2010 – Present) 19 ppg, 9.2 apg, 1.7 spg, 4.3 rpg
When it comes to the point guard position, the ideal point guard is a true “Floor General.” Someone who not only can score the basketball, but can make his teammates around him better with above average court vision, passing ability, and leadership.
No one epitomizes that definition like John Wall.
Wall was the first pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of the University of Kentucky, and he’s gone on to earn all-star honors 5 times, one All-NBA Team selection, one slam dunk contest championship, and a FIBA World Championship gold medal. And he’s been a Wizard his whole career.
According to Basketball Reference, Wall ranks 3rd in minutes played, 6th in field goals made, 4th in 3-point field goals made, 3rd in points, 1st in steals by a hefty margin, and 1st in assists by a mile in all-time stats.
Though there’s concern he won’t be quite the same player after suffering an Achilles tear, he should easily move up in all those categories. And even if he didn’t play another game, he would easily be one of the best players to ever don a Wizards jersey.
There’s absolutely no way he wouldn’t have made this list. He belongs on the all-time list too.