It's been clear since the first game John Wall played at the University of Kentucky that he had the potential to be a superstar in the NBA. Many compared him to a player with a mix of Derrick Rose's scoring abilities and Rajon Rondo's passing skills. The Wizards organization are hoping that they will be able to rebuild around Wall like how the Bulls built around Rose.
With Rose being the Most Valuable Player for the 2010-2011 season, many people are starting to dismiss the comparison between Wall and Rose due to the huge gap of improvement Rose had to overcome to get where he is at.
According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, John Wall has already made it clear that he has intentions of making the playoffs next year and then being in the MVP race the year after that.
“Next year, I just want to be in the playoffs,” Wall said. “Everything I didn’t do good this year, you’re going to see me get better at next season, making jump shots, being more confident, less turnovers. But studying a lot, being a better defender, all those things. That’s the same thing Derrick said, ‘I want to be MVP.’ It might not happen next year, but at least by my third year, I want to be in the race.”
In order for Wall to fulfill his wishes, the Wizards organization will have to help get valuable assets for the team. Wall himself will also have to work on different parts of his game to make the strides that Rose made within three years.