What May John Wall's Immediate Impact Be in the NBA?

Alec RogersContributor IApril 7, 2010

John Walls, John Wall's "The John Wall Dance," his uncanny defensive mindset, and explosive offensive play as a freshman has certainly left a mark on Division One men's basketball.

But what's next in line for John Wall? He has basically declared his entry into the 2010 NBA Draft, and will likely be the No. 1 overall pick. The lottery system will give the Nets the biggest chance at having this pick. The other teams that have a fighting chance for this pick are the Timberwolves, Warriors, Wizards, Pistons, and Kings.

The Nets would probably go for Wall, though Evan Turner would make sense (The Nets have a PG in Devin Harris.) I would call this scenario a likely one, and say that Harris would move over to SG, and Wall would be the PG. The Nets are bound to make offseason changes, and with Wall in the lineup, they can start to help their fans forget this gruesome season. Wall would help them squeeze out more wins. Would they break .500? Probably not, but it takes time to rebuild a franchise.

A potential downside to Wall as a Net is the halt on building for the future. Obviously, the Nets are in trouble, and Wall will take a lot of the offensive load for the team. The question that people aren't considering is whether or not Wall's takeover of the team is good in the long run. The Nets offense is balanced. It's not good, but it's balanced. Maybe their season will end with eleven wins, but it doesn't mean that Courtney Lee, Chris Douglas-Roberts, and *Brook Lopez* won't be good NBA players in the future. If Wall could understand his role in a balanced offense and not as a superstar, however, it could definitely work out.

Nevertheless, the sense of intimidation from this 6'4'' point guard who blocks three point shots to end games will be in the minds of even the veterans he will be matched up against, and this player could have a big impact on the NBA