Top 5 point guards in the history of the Washington Wizards

Gilbert Arenas blows past Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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John Wall, Washington Wizards
John Wall of the Washington Wizards drives against Langston Galloway of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

John Wall is the greatest point guard in the history of the Washington Wizards.

Despite being traded to the Houston Rockets on Dec. 2, 2020, Wall will go down as the greatest point guard the Wizards had.

As soon as he was drafted in 2010, he made his name shine. He averaged 16 points per game, good enough for second-most by a rookie that season. He recorded a lot of great games in his first season, but his best performance came in just his third game.

On Nov. 2, 2010, Wall recorded 29 points, 13 assists, and nine steals. His nine steals still stands as a career-high for him and an all-time record for most steals in a game by a Wizard.

His efforts in his rookie season placed him on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Wall was the kind of player who could easily find his way to rim during fastbreaks, ultimately becoming one of the game’s best dunkers at the time.  In 2014, he won the NBA All-Star Game Dunk Contest., making him the first Wizard to win the contest.  He went up against Terrence Ross, Paul George, Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard, and Ben McLemore.

But offense wasn’t his only trait.  He was a great on-ball defender who could easily rack up steals.  His defense led him to being listed on the NBA All-Defensive Second  Team in 2015.

Unfortunately, his career was hampered with injuries, particularly knee and heel ones.  Some might argue that it was the reason the Wizards decided to trade Wall to the Houston Rockets.

Although they only made the playoffs four times and never got past the second round, Wall put in great work for Washington. In the nine years there, he was a five-time All-Star who averaged 19 points, nine assists, and 1.7 steals. He is the Wizards’ all-time leader in assists with 5,282 and steals with 976.

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