John Wall is going to attract a lot of attention from opposing defenses this season … this is plain and clear to see. It’s all about how he reads that attention and the decisions he makes.
Let’s take a look at some moving GIFs from Sunday’s second-to-last Wizards preseason game against the Knicks in New York.
One, Hilton Armstrong should be commended for the good, hard screen he sets here. Wall comes off hard and fast, giving poor Timofey Mozgov a couple changes in direction, and attracting FOUR Knicks to him in the paint, thinking he will drive left, when Wall kicks it out to an unguarded Yi Jianlian at the three-point line on the right wing. Yi misses the jumper in this instance, but it’s about as open as he’s going to get. Wall is going to change Yi’s career if he can knock down that shot with consistency.