NBA Player Power Rankings: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

January 4, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after shooting a three-point shot during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hornets 111-101. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
January 4, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after shooting a three-point shot during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hornets 111-101. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 13, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dribbles against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Verizon Center. Washington won 106-101. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 13, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) dribbles against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Verizon Center. Washington won 106-101. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /

10. John Wall, Washington Wizards

Last Rank: No. 10

Position: Point Guard

Age: 25

Slash Line: .430/.352/.783

Season Averages: 35.7 MPG, 19.6 PPG, 9.6 APG, 4.1 RPG, 2.1 SPG, 0.8 BPG, 1.5 3PM

Verdict: Hot

John Wall is as valuable a player as any across the NBA. He’s directly responsible for a great deal of the Washington Wizards’ success, including an absurd 42.3 percent of the team’s points scored per game—a number that doesn’t account for secondary or free throw assists.

Between the points he scores and those created via assists, Wall is contributing 42.9 points per game.

Wall hasn’t slowed down since his red-hot December, helping Washington jump out to a much-needed three-game winning streak. He torched the Orlando Magic for 24 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and four steals, had 17 points, 10 dimes, five boards, and three steals at the Chicago Bulls, and tallied 19 points and eight assists against the Milwaukee Bucks.

If Wall isn’t an All-Star in 2016, there’s something wrong with the NBA.

Wall is No. 2 in the NBA in assists per game and ranks in the Top 25 in scoring. He has an injury-plagued Wizards team just one game below .500, leading the charge in points, assists, and steals per game.

With an improved and efficient 3-point jump shot, Wall is knocking on superstardom’s door.

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