After a career year during the 2013-14 season, John Wall apparently still has some proving to do. At least that’s what he’s making out his cut from Team USA out to be.
Wall averaged 19.3 points and 8.8 assists (both career highs) last season, taking his team to the Eastern Conference Semifinals — he arrived onto the scene; he played well in meaningful spots. Yet, in his eyes, he still isn’t where he wants to be or where he expects to be.
As the odd man out, Wall now has a new source of motivation heading into the upcoming season.
“Yeah, definitely, always. You want to make every team you try out for. When you don’t, it’s more motivation for me.
“Not even (against) just those (Team USA point guards), but the NBA, period. I guess I’m overlooked again. I guess have to prove myself one more time.”
I’m not sure if I buy the fact that Wall is “overlooked,” but I’m also OK with the fact that he’s planning on using it as motivation heading into next season.
The Washington Wizards are one of the NBA’s most promising young teams in the league, and John Wall is a big part of that. Getting cut by Team USA could end up doing wonders for his career; it could end up being the best thing to ever happen to Wall.