Apr 20, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) drives against Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (22) during the second quarter of game one of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Wall Is The Key To Wizards Playoff Success Or Demise

For the first time in John Wall’s short NBA career he has led the Washington Wizard’s to the playoffs. Wall has been this teams backbone all year playing the 5th most minutes in the NBA and always giving the team a boost whether its on offense or defense. Wall paired with former Florida Gator Bradley Beal this back court has been manhandling the depleted Chicago Bulls back court leading the Wizards to a 2-0 series record.

Now for the part that could haunt Wall moving forward. Wall led the NBA in turnovers for the second time in his 4 year career this season. This has been a problem for him throughout  his basketball career as he sometimes gets carried away and tries to do too much. Luckily in this series he has not been too bad about turnovers having 8 turnovers to 13 assists, which isn’t very good to most point guards standards but against a stout Bulls defensive squad it’s not too shabby. For Wall to lead this Wizards team to an upset that very few people saw coming in the first round he has to continue to play within himself and keep his big men Nene and Marcin Gortat involved throughout. Wall has been lucky enough to have one of the best duo of post passing big men in the league as well as their knack for stretching opponents defenses all year. This years defensive player of the year Joakim Noah is having all sorts of problems trying to figure out the Wizards unorthodox style of play and it has really been giving the Bulls fits. Now to see if the Wizards can take care of business in D.C. to get rid of the Bulls in a 4 game sweep.

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