John Wall happy ‘not being on the ball 24/7’ due to Bradley Beal’s emergence
When Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall returns to the court in 2020-21, he won’t need to have the ball in his hands all the time for the team to succeed. Wall’s backcourt mate, Bradley Beal, has established himself as a superstar in the NBA.
With that said, Wall is thrilled that the Wizards have someone else besides him who can “create a lot of plays off the dribble.”
“Back then, it was just me who could really create a lot of plays off the dribble, so I needed the ball in my hands for the offense to be great,” John Wall said about Bradley Beal and his emergence with the Wizards, via Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.
“Now, with the level Brad is playing, I don’t need to be a ball-dominant guy. To be honest, I wish it was like that for a long time. But it all comes in time and being patient. I’m happy not being on the ball 24/7, pushing the pace, creating everything. That shit is tiring.”
Wall averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists for the Wizards in 2018-19 while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.
While it’s unknown what type of player the former No. 1 overall pick will be after his heel and Achilles injuries, Washington fans are just excited to see Wall back on the court playing the game he loves.
In 57 games in 2019-20 before the season was suspended, Beal put up 30.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists. He is one of the best shooting guards in the NBA and Wizards supporters can’t wait to see him and Wall tear up the league in 2020-21.