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Wall still out of top game shape?

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08:10 AM ET 03.14 | Over the past few weeks, John Wall has looked the part of someone with the game to silence his critics. On the verge of their worst collapse of the season, the Wizards regrouped around Wall, who settled down his teammates with his playmaking and scoring, posting 23 points and 10 assists to lead the Wizards to a 106-93 victory at Verizon Center. Wall was prepared to carry a heavy burden with the Wizards down to just two healthy back-court players and he overcame his own fatigue to log a season-high 43 minutes on the second end of back-to-back games. "I'm still trying to get back into top game shape," said Wall, who soaked in the cold tub after the game.

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March 14, 2013  08:16 AM ET

Kid has some skills, needs to learn to shift gears instead of having just one speed - If he ever starts to learn that and acquires a consistent jumper he could possibly be a very good PG in this league...

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March 14, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Wall is a bust.

March 14, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wall is a bust.

Many people said the same thing about Chauncey early in his career. Now he is an NBA champion, finals mvp and was considered a top pg for many years in his career. Wall gets with the right coach/team/organization he, too, could one day lead a team to a championship and have a pretty good career.

March 14, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Many people said the same thing about Chauncey early in his career. Now he is an NBA champion, finals mvp and was considered a top pg for many years in his career. Wall gets with the right coach/team/organization he, too, could one day lead a team to a championship and have a pretty good career.

Agreed. Bot that said, Wall is a bust.

March 14, 2013  09:58 AM ET

*But*

March 14, 2013  10:00 AM ET

The Wall Is Crumbling Down, Bro.

March 14, 2013  10:42 AM ET

As a Wizards fan, looking at how the Wizards have been playing so well with Wall makes me think of that old Cher song"

" If we could turn back time . . ."

March 14, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Ah the pressures of being a #1 overall pick

March 14, 2013  03:03 PM ET

You really cannot call the kid a bust so early in his career especially with the numbers he has put up. They arent sterling but def not bust worthy. His draft selection was based on the talent that year and what the team needed. In most drafts he goes 5-10 maybe later and doesnt get this scrutiny nearly as bad. He has indeed under-performed, I am not denying that.

 
March 14, 2013  04:00 PM ET

Wall is close to a bust but not nearly as bad as Bargani.

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