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08:05 AM ET 10.02 | John Wall's progress -- hiring a trainer, working on his shooting and agility -- came to a crashing halt courtesy a left knee stress injury that will keep him on the shelf for eight weeks. The knee injury was an obvious setback for Wall and the Wizards, since so much of this season is centered around his ability to ascend the status often reserved for the top pick. ... [The] Wizards offense can't continue to be as stagnant and inefficient with him at the helm. With the Wizards cleaning house in the past nine months, Wall is now the longest-tenured player on the roster and he will be looked upon for more than just numbers. Wall appears willing to take on responsibility that comes with his status on team.

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October 2, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Wall has many of the tools needed to be a very good player....I just don't see him putting it all together.

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October 2, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Just Another Brick In The Wall, Bro?

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October 2, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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At what point does a highly hyped guy start to be considered a bust?

I think he has started to be considered a bust already, tho there is still hope.

October 2, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Kid will be fine when he is healthy... Kid can flat out ball...

October 2, 2012  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

At what point does a highly hyped guy start to be considered a bust?

We're getting close to that point.

I knew this guy wasn't going to live up to the hype ever since he was in college. My buddies that work in the scouting circles scoffed... but it looks like I made the call. There's still time for him to pan out though.

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October 2, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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its not like he's averaging 5 points a night.he's certainly not a bust-he is a child who needs seasoning.he also was on a team with MAJOR knuckleheads, whcih can screw up anyones developmentHe may never be rose or cp, but he still can be a top 10 pg if he matures. The talent is there

+1

It took Chauncey Billups awhile (and the right team/coach) before he got it together. When he did, it worked out pretty well for him. Hopefully the same thing will be said of John Wall.

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October 2, 2012  02:06 PM ET

Did anyone expect the Wizards to be any good this year?

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