NBA Ball: Is John Wall considered a Scoring Point Guard?
Is John wall considered a scoring point guard? I don't think that wall is a shoot first point guard like guys like rosé, Westbrook, Jennings, Irving and those kind of guys but I don't think he's a pass first guy like a rondo, Paul or a Nash. I think he can both score and pass at a very high level kinda like a Deron Williams and depending on how the game is going he can do both.
John wall has finished in the top 7 in assits in all 3 years so far while playing alongside guys like nick young, Jordan Crawford, javale McGee, and andray Blanche. Black holes and guys with low IQs.
So would you consider wall more of a scorer or passer?
Well if shooting isn't his first option and passing his first option then what is? A turn over? Just kidding. I would say he's a pass first point guard who's very good at getting to the rim and finishing. If his jump shot continues to develop then he might be asked to score more. That being said, in only 49 games mind you, Wall averaged more shot attempts than DWill, CP3, Rondo, and equal amount as Tony Parker. Brandon Jennings shot five times more a game than Wall, somewhat and indictment on Jenning.I I still think Wall is a pure point guard who can score but until he improves that range he's not a scoring point guard.
Low IQs? Hey man, give JaVale a break for once. We all know that was directed towards him.
JaVale McGee, Nick Young, Andray Blatche
John Wall had to actually play with all three of those guys as staters, during his rookie year, and still averaged 8.3 APG.
the fact that he is in the right in the middle of both categories with his athletism is what makes him so special and makes his ceiling so high
He's a drive first PG.
While CP3 is a pass-first PG, he's equally good at taking over games with his scoring.
While Wall is a pass-first player, he also knows that forcing the D to respect his scoring ability will only benefit his team. I think developing a shot is important, but that should only be used to open up driving lanes - which is where he really excels.
I think he's right in the middle of both. That's why his potential is so tantalizing. He's supposedly close to 6'6" now as a point guard, one of the top 10 athletes in the NBA. So he's really big and really athletic, he could really average 20 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds, and a combined 3 blocks and steals.
If his jump shot continues to develop the sky is the limit. He has the most potential of any point guard in the league in my opinion because of all of those things you guys mentioned above.
Passing or shooting point guard. I think he is going to just make the right basketball play at the right time, whether its passing or scoring. I say this because he has the ability to do both. I think his jump shot will be better as his career goes on.