John Wall's Potential: Comparing His Rookie Season to Other Great PG's

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John Wall's Potential: Comparing His Rookie Season to Other Great PG's

John Wall is a great young prospect, we all know.

But people tend to get a little heated when the predictions of Wall becoming better than guards that are the best in NBA history such as Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, and even Gary Payton.  Yes, Wall has been hit with a nagging injury this year and he has also had his experience hitting the "rookie wall;" but his presence is still always felt on the court.

Wall came into this league with a lot of hype, as expected from a rookie that was picked number one overall, and due to the load of hype he received there were great expectations that were supposed to be met.  The way I saw it was that Wall was going to average about 14 PPG and 9 APG for the whole season, win the Rookie of the Year, be selected on the First All-Rookie Team, and give a highlight reel of plays every game.

Of course, not all of those predictions came true due to the emergence of Blake Griffin and the injuries to John Wall and his teammates.  Although not all the expectations were met, John Wall isn't a disappointment this year and is doing better than what most of the superstar PGs today did their rookie year.

MPG PPG APG RPG SPG FG% TOs
37.8 16.4 8.4 4.6 1.8 .40

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Now, let's take a look at some of the PGs John Wall is compared to...

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