LeBron James extended his shooting range to the three-point line and became a better mid-range shooter. He even developed a more reliable post-up game. Consequently he became unguardable and the Miami Heat have won the last two NBA championships. No one is expecting that transformation to happen overnight with John Wall and the Wizards but for them to reach the next level –- the playoffs –- he has to make similar adjustments. He has the athleticism and capability at his position as a 6-4 point guard. Wall still plans to hook up with Gary Payton a Hall of Fame point guard who was one of the best of his generation in Seattle before returning to train with the Wizards on Aug. 20. Plus he had ample time to watch the nuances of Tony Parker as he led the San Antonio Spurs to the NBA finals and the Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley who helped his team advance to the Western Conference finals.
Wall still intent on training with Gary Payton
CSN Washington | Aug 5