9. John Wall
He often gets slept on for playing for the underachieving Washington Wizards, but John Wall continues to improve his game despite having already been one of the NBA’s best point guards for years now.
All Wall did last season was improve his points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocks and three-point percentage over his last season’s numbers. 2015-16 was Wall’s third straight All-Star campaign, and it was well-deserved.
He’ll still need more help in Washington to have any hope at playoff success, but at least Wall can continue to tear up teams with his rare combination of passing and scoring ability. Not many players can do both things as well as Wall can–only Russell Westbrook matched his per game averages of 19 points and 10 assists.
His improved shooting from long-range is important to his ranking here. Wall hitting 35 percent of his threes makes him a complete player–he can shoot, score, pass and defend well. Having someone that good at everything helps to anchor a team, and makes it easier for the Wizards to build around their franchise star.
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