Wizards news: John Wall declares himself ‘best two-way point guard’
Coming off 23.1 points and 10.7 assists per game last season, John Wall signed a four-year, $170 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards this offseason. With the Wizards also re-signing Otto Porter and improving their bench depth, the 26-year-old is determined to take his team to the next level.
With Wall looking to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant challenging him to make the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, he has declared himself the ‘best two-way point guard’ in the league according to Bleacher Report:
John Wall calls it like he sees it. pic.twitter.com/9PHW5V9SH2
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 3, 2017
While Wall averaged a double-double last season, he is still one of the most underrated players in the league today. When discussing the best point guards, most tend to mention Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving. Although all these players deserve that recognition, the four-time All-Star should be in the conversation as well.
Heading into the 2017-18 NBA season, Wall appears extremely motivated to take the next step individually and as a team. While the Cavaliers and Celtics recently completed a blockbuster trade involving Irving and Isaiah Thomas, the Wizards have a strong starting lineup and are looking to end LeBron James’ seven consecutive NBA Finals appearances.