Is the biggest loser from this trade deadline John Wall?
Is the biggest loser from this trade deadline John Wall?
With Rose having an MVP type season and Rondo helping lead his team to at least a probable deep playoff run, John Wall was already going to have his hands full when trying to make a future All-Star team. Now it is possible that Deron Williams will stay in the east for his next contract, either by resigning with the Nets or by going somewhere else in the east now that he is no longer loyal to Utah. Wall will also have to contend with the possibility of Chris Paul wanting to go to the Knicks, who could have the room and the intrigue to lure him in to play alongside Carmello and Amare. I think we are starting to see some all-star roster spots open up in the west, and the East getting more crowded at the guard positions.
I just realised this. You have a really good point.
Wall's 20 years old. He will have time to make all star games. It did get tougher, but I'm sure Wall is more worried about looking to get more wins then a all star bid anytime soon.
Wall's biggest issue is the fact that he takes the small yellow bus to work everyday... He shouldnt be on that bus, but he has to stay with his teammates...Nick Young, Andray Blatche, Rashard Lewis, JaVale McGee, Jordan Crawford, Yi, and the list goes on. I would hate to be on a team with so much unharnessed talent, it's a wonder what kind of locker room atmosphere that is like. Like seriously does Washington just go out and aquire the most inconsistant, notoriously, irrisponsible players they can? A couple guys on that list are not really known for being bad teammates, but most are.Who wants to bet they draft more unreliable players?
On the other hand, looking at the West guards it starts to look like it could be fairly weak in a few seasons. What happens to the West All-star roster at the guard if you have an aging Nash, Manu, Parker, Kobe, Kidd, and even Andre Miller, Kevin Martin, Mo Williams, and Devin Harris. All of those players are nearing the end of where you would normally expect their production to be at a maximum, or at a point in which they may be more injury prone due to age. Who do you think will be the All-star guards in the west in two-four years?
That's a great point you bring up. Just a few quick candidates off the top of my head are Curry, Tyreke, and Eric Gordon. That could be a lot of fun to watch in 2-4 years with Durant by then being what Kobe is to the West now. Curry, Reke, Durant, Griffin, K-Love 2016 All Star team
How bout he win a road game and then start worrying about his road to all star games. LOL
The biggest loser of the whole trade deadline is John Wall because he wont be able to make all star teams as easy? Where do you nuts come up with this stuff?
I am terribly sorry we have offended your obviously superior intellect. Next time someone wants to post a topic, which they feel to be of interest, I will personally make sure it is run by you so its validity can be assessed.
Obviously the title was an exaggeration to get people to look at the topic, no one actually believes Wall was the biggest loser of the trade deadline, I was simply pointing out what I felt was an interesting observation.
It makes Monta Ellis a huge winner in the west then! Who is to say Wall doesn't surpass those guys though. He will need Washington to help him out and put a good team around him. Excluding Paul because he isn't in the East yet, Wall has to beat out Rondo, Rose, and Williams. Also, I see no reason the East couldn't have 4 point guards in an all star game.
My point is, while it doesn't help his chances, it doesn't mean it won't happen. He is averaging 15 4 and 9 as a 20 year old rookie. He isn't far off right now. If anything, maybe this pushes Wall to try harder and work harder on his game.
Regardless of if he improves his game, his team becomes amazing, or suddenly they vote four PG's and Wade as the guards for the East, it will still make it more difficult for Wall to make the team. That is excluding the possibility of CP3 going to the east. By moving another great PG into the East, possibly two in another year, it makes it much harder for amazing players, not on championship teams to make the all-star game. I did not say it was impossible now, simply more difficult.
I wonder how good Wall's assist numbers will be once he gets better teammates. 9 apg is pretty damn impressive considering Nick Young is his only shooter but a lot of the time Nick creates his own and doesn't shoot off curls. Also Andray Blatche are lost assists because instead of shooting open shots he'll wait for the defense to recover so he can post them down and shoot.
^^ I agree. If Blatche was playing the way he was last season, he would've been a great 1st option, but this season, he's been out of shape and has been coasting.
There going to get a good player out of the draft though. They're likely going to select somebody like Derrick Williams, Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones, or Enes Kanter with their 1st pick, and everybody I just named is a good or has the potential to become a good scorer.
I know you didn't say impossible. I agree with what you are saying. My point is that the expectations for Wall, if he meets them, he makes the All Star team.
Seriously? He lost the trade deadline because it's harder to make an all-star game? What are you on? This isn't even a good joke. If anything he won because Cleveland and the Nets should win more games now, giving Wall more ping pong balls. It also opened up more PT for the young future of the Wiz.
How about Boston? or Mike Bibby? or the Mavs? or Detroit, or the Western Conference? Seriously, no one cares about all-star games.
Wow, it seems people are quite sensetive about the phrasing of a thread title.