For John Wall, the 2017-18 season is one he would likely prefer to forget. There were high points, as Wall did make the All-Star team for the fifth consecutive season and the Wizards did qualify for the playoffs. However, the negatives far outweighed the positives.
Wall missed 41 games due to injury, and the Wizards played well enough without him to warrant discussions of a potential trade. Wall played well in the playoffs, averaging 26 points per game and 11.5 assists, but the Wizards were eliminated in the first round by the Raptors in six games.
This season, Wall will look to bounce back to his usual elite ways. He averaged a double-double in points and assists for each of the last three seasons before 2017-18 and came very close to accomplishing the feat yet again despite less time on the court. He is one of the more dynamic players in the NBA, with the ability to control a game through scoring and through finding his teammates with well-timed passes. When healthy, he is one of the faster players in the league and a very impressive athlete.
Along with an ever-improving Bradley Beal, Wall is a member of one of the league’s best backcourt duos. In the 2016-17 season, when both were healthy, they combined to average 46.2 points per game. Both will be an important part of Washington’s plans heading into this season. Here are three predictions for the Wizards’ star guard.
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