Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 3/23/13
Former Kentucky star John Wall is finally coming into his own as a pro in the NBA. After nearly breaking his knee-cap, Wall was sidelined for much of the year as he nursed his injury. He saw his Washington Wizards fall into the deepest cellar of the NBA with the league’s worst record. The Wizards are 20-15 since Wall returned from injury. While you may scoff and say that is barely above a .500 winning percentage, look at the Wizards without him. They lost 28 of their 33 games without Wall, including losing their first 12 games of the season. Wall has scored in double figures in all but 5 of his games since returning from injury on January 12th. He’s also had 9 games which he registered double digits in assists. The Los Angeles Lakers were the most recent victims as Wall went for 24 points, 16 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and only 1 turnover in the 103-100 win. In his last 7 games, Wall has averaged  23.4 points, 10.4 assists, 4 rebounds, 3.4 turnovers, and is shooting 55.4% from the field. His recent performances have earned him an Eastern Conference Player of the Week award. It’s great to see John Wall being able to bounce back from a difficult injury, and continue to improve his game on the NBA level. Good luck to him and the Wizards on the rest of their season.
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