Where does Bradley Beal rank among all-time Washington Wizards?

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
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Johns Wall, Washington Wizards
John Wall of the Washington Wizards (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Number three: John Wall

Wizards Career Averages: nine years, 573 games. 19 points, 9.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals. Five-Time All-Star. 2016-17 All-NBA Third Team. 2014-15 All-Defensive Second-Team. 2010-11 All-Rookie First Team.

Wall has spent the majority of his career with Washington. He has made five All-Star appearances, made All-NBA Third Team in 2016-17, All-Defensive Second Team in 2014-15, and All-Rookie First Team 2010-11.

John Wall led the league in total assists in 2013-14 (721). He was frequently amongst the top assists per game and totals. Wall was second in assists in 2013-14 (8.8), second in 2014-15 (10), third in 2015-16 (10.2) and second in 2016-17 (10.7). John is first in Wizards total assists all-time (5,282), first in total steals all-time (976), sixth in steals per game all-time (1.7), first in assists per game all-time (9.2) and first in assist percentage all-time (42.4). He also sits fourth for most points all-time for the Wizards with 10,879.

He also led the league in total steals in 2016-17 (157). He helped the Wizards reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals three times, averaging 21.9 points and 9.8 assists per game. There have not been a lot of Wizards guards who can be a magician with the ball like John Wall has been. Wall was a showman for the team, frequently dropping a no look pass, spinning in the air for an acrobatic lay-up or putting an opposing defender on a poster. He gave the District someone to be excited about when the fans came to a game. He last played for the team in 2018-19 but injuries hit him hard, causing him to only play 32 games that season. He missed the entire 2019-2020 season and then was traded to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook.

Wall struggled to stay on the courts over his last few seasons, but you can’t deny his impact has been missed for this Washington ball club. His speed, leadership, athleticism, passing and scoring ability made him perfect for the modern NBA game. He was drafted first overall in 2010 with high expectations. He led the team to three Eastern Conference semifinals in the span of four years. He was not only a great player on the courts but also great off the court for his work in the communities. Many D.C. fans want to bring him back and we do hope in the near future that can happen. Wall hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a Wizards reunion.