Washington Wizard’s star John Wall has never been afraid to toot his own horn, but now he doesn’t have to. In the annual NBA GM survey that was recently released, the league’s bosses selected Wall as the best point guard in the Eastern Conference.
Overall, he ranked fourth in the league, coming in only behind Stephen Curry (first), Russell Westbrook (second), and Chris Paul (third) — all of whom play in the west.
Just two days ago, Wall told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst the exact same thing. “I feel like I am the best point guard in the Eastern Conference. Maybe people didn’t get to see me on national TV as much last year, but they will this year,” he said.
“I want to be in the MVP conversation. My expectations are very high,” he concluded.
Wall’s confidence is not uncommon for an all-star on an NBA team, but he also has the stat line to back it up. Last season, the Wizard’s point guard averaged 23.1 points, 2.0 steals, and 10.7 assists per game. Though a comparable player such as Kyrie Irving may have averaged a few more points, Wall nearly doubled Irving’s assists, certifying that he is a team player.