08:09 AM ET 05.01 | For his part, John Wall believes he was "kind of the same" player in his sophomore season. Many league observers believe that the environment in Washington -- before the Wizards traded away the mercurial JaVale McGee and Nick Young to get veteran big man Nene, and sent home Andray Blatche -- wasn't conducive to allowing Wall to fulfill his potential. "He's a had a tough cast down there. I don't want to put anybody down but he's not playing with the smartest guys in the world," New Jersey Nets all-star guard Deron Williams said about Wall. "That's tough, man. That's tough. They're not smart. I've been watching. JaVale McGee was on the Not So Top 10, like, 50 times this year."