Though he came up second in the ROY standings I think he had a rather quiet rookie year compared to the past 3 ROYs- Rose, Evans and Griffin. However I can’t help but notice the overall template and role of the modern day point guard changing: today’s point guards (Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook) have evolved from just being good facilitators (I know some of you have something to say about Westbrook here) to become freak athletes, scoring machines who also play some dangerous defense!
In comes John Wall, he’s fucking fast, he’s got the height and length (he’s pretty lanky) to play as a combo-guard, he’s been progressively putting on size these past years (compare him to when he just started playing for Kentucky to what he is now in the video below), he’s already got great passing skills and I think it’s going to be really fun to watch him get to his peak. I really hope to see the Bulls and Wizard square off in the first round of the playoffs just because 2008/2009’s epic point guard battle between Rose and Rondo was just fucking epic and pure entertainment. But if this year it was a matured, faster and stronger Wall up against an already beast of a Derrick Rose just going at it at a high octane playoff caliber? Holy shit.