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John Wall named to All-NBA Third Team

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John Wall named to All-NBA Third Team

Here are all three All-NBA teams:

John Wall had a career year this season. Finishing the season averaging 27.2 points, 10.3 assists, and 3.7 rebounds, and 1.4 steals a game. He was the only guard in the Eastern Conference to average a double-double. Finishing second in assists in the league and was one of only three guards to average a more than 20 points with 10+ assists (Russell Westbrook and James Harden were the other two.)

Wall was the heart and soul for Washington this season. He led the Wizards to a 49 win season, most they have won since 1978. He was not completely healthy to start the season, after having knee surgery in the offseason, and it hurt Washington in the early parts of the year. But as his health improved, so did the team. Night after night, Wall came up big and elevated his play to “Elite” levels. He was truly a force to be reckoned with.

Washington became the first team in NBA history to start the season 2-10 and make the playoffs, let alone climb to all the way to the fourth seed in the East. Wall led the Wizards to notable wins against Golden State, Cleveland, San Antonio, Toronto, Houston, Atlanta, and Boston, all the top teams in the NBA. Washington made it all the way to the second round of the playoffs after losing in seven games against the Celtics.

Here is Wall thanking both the fans and the organizational for the honor:

Wall has not only propelled his name to one of the top guards in the East, he is in the conversation with one of the most complete guards in the entire NBA. Wall improved on his outside shooting and his defense has been better than ever. Wall will be here for years to come. And do not be surprised if his name continues to circulate in MVP talks.

PHOTO CREDIT:Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America

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