Nothing is set in stone and nobody used the words, scrub, bum , or tried to write him off. Usually 3 yrs is enough to get a pretty good idea of the player youre dealing with, i think Wall is a good player at this point and thats it.
Hes not on the superstar level or a great player despite what NT wants, funny thing is i remember showing my boys his youtube HS clips saying omg he gonna be a problem. But he just hasnt made the jump yet so long are we going to wait ? 3 more mediocre years like hes only 25 give him time.
That stat kinda proves my point that hes not elite in the league right now, all the big dogs are above him on that list. And im not big on stats limited to certain age groups, seems too specific in comparison.
Please reread my OG post i didnt downgrade dude or even criticize him, i just dont think hes on par with the obvious elite vets..thats it.
By posting that link are u saying that hes top tier, on his way , or been top tier but people just sleeping on him ? srs question
I don't care what stats or quotes you wanna show me...John Wall is the prototypical AAU-type point guard, and that's not a complement. That style of play is never going to win you games in the NBA.
I'd like to know...if the Wizards team this year stays pretty much fully healthy and they still go out and only win like 33 games this season will all of you still be praising Wall like this? The Bucks made the playoffs with 38 wins last year but I think the Cavs, Raptors and Pistons have potential to all win more games than that this year. The Bobcats and Magic have also improved. I really don't see the Wizards and Wall making as big a jump as you guys wanna make yourselves believe they will. I mean their only offseason additions were rookie Otto Porter and backup point guard Eric Maynor. That roster is still looking pretty ugly...
I don't see how they only win 33 games, when they won 29 games with their best player missing half the season. But if that happens then yes, it would be a huge disappointment.
I don't think the Wizards are a certified lock to make the playoffs, given the adjustments other teams in the East have made. But I think they're a lock to be competitive and in the hunt, and barring injury I would personally bet on them making it.