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08:05 AM ET 01.06 | Two seasons in, is the face of the Wizards' future taking steps backward? So far into his career, John Wall is the worst shooter in the NBA. ... [One statistic], slightly below the radar, but crucial in the NBA is "effective field goal percentage." It's the best measure of overall shooting ability, both from two-point and three-point range. (The formula is field goals plus half of made three-pointers divided by field goal attempts, according to basketball-reference.com). Last year, Wall tied with Travis Outlaw for the NBA's lowest eFG percentage at .427 (minimum 1,600 minutes). Now, he's fallen to .420 (career). He has no company at that level.

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January 6, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Wall needs to step it up...

I paid $150 for his damn shoes because my grandson digs him... I need some eturn on that investment.

January 6, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Isnt Brandon Jennings around that?

January 6, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Baron Davis, Arenas, Jennings, Metta World Peace, the list goes on...

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January 6, 2012  08:48 AM ET

I think Odom is trying to join you , Bro....

January 6, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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Yikes

I think it has to do with the fact that players hate the owner. He's the head that started that hard cap crap. Heck if I'm a player on his roster I'd pull a Curry or not give a squat. I'll play selfish like hell and move on when my contract is up.

January 6, 2012  09:07 AM ET

No surprise...

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January 6, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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I think it has to do with the fact that players hate the owner.

more likely it has to do with the fact that their roster is full of dog ****.

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January 6, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Gonna be a loooonnngg year in DC.

January 6, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Stop Shooting Blanks, Bro.

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January 6, 2012  10:57 AM ET

A kentucky player w/o a jump shot?? Who would have thought? It's easy to get in the lane in college where the talent is watered down. This is why I would judge college-to-pros heavily on their Sweet 16 and up success

January 6, 2012  10:58 AM ET

Why should you drill on fundamentals when you have all the $$ you will ever need? But keep watching the NBA everyone for those dime a dozen (overpriced) slam dunks that fill up ESPN's top 10 plays most days. Give me a team of guys like Chauncey Billups who spent huge amounts of time in the gym polishing his shooting skills.

January 6, 2012  10:59 AM ET

you could probably pick anybody on the Wizards

January 6, 2012  11:47 AM ET

Turner may have lacked Wall's quickness and isn't playing great himself but he does a lot of the little things, that help a team win. Wizards are in long term trouble and the Sixers seem to be turning the corner.

January 6, 2012  11:48 AM ET

I think too much hype around a budding NBA star will take it's toll on a player. Such is the case with Wall. But give him some time and maybe a new team and he may yet emerge. He just needs to stop believing the hype!

 
January 6, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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Should have stayed in school, Bro.(Sorry. I just had to steal the schtick from LA)

I miss the days when players stayed in college for 3-4 years and came out polished and a lot more ready for the pros...

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