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John Wall reveals the toughest player he’s ‘ever had to guard’

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Washington Wizards All-Star point guard John Wall was asked on IG live who’s the toughest player he has ever had to guard in the NBA.

The Wizards star went with MVP Derrick Rose:

Derrick Rose won the MVP award at the age of 22 during the 2010-11 season with his hometown Chicago Bulls. He averaged 25.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists while leading the Bulls to the best record in the NBA.

John Wall didn’t defeat Rose in the NBA until the 2014-15 season. Both players are considered two of the most athletic point guards in league history and they had the same college coach in John Calipari.

Wall is going through what Rose went through from 2012-2014. The Wizards superstar had to go under the knife a lot lately, and he is currently recovering from an Achilles tear.

In 2018-19, Wall averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game for the Wizards, all while shooting 44.4 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line. Wall was always going to miss the entire 2019-20 season since Achilles’ injuries are very tough to come back from.

Rose has come back from four knee surgeries, so Wizards fans are confident Wall can be an elite player again. More importantly, the Capital City team should be playoff contenders in 2020-21 with Wall and shooting guard Bradley Beal leading the charge once again.

Beal is one of the top guards in the league and has taken his game to another level sans Wall. Once Beal and Wall reunite in the Wizards backcourt, opposing teams will once again fear Washington.