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John Wall's All-NBA nod puts him in exclusive company in Wizards/Bullets franchise history

John Wall's All-NBA nod puts him in exclusive company in Wizards/Bullets franchise history

John Wall continues to make his mark among the all-time greats in the history of the Wizards and Bullets franchise.

With his selection for third-team All-NBA honors on Thursday, Wall became just the 13th player in franchise history to make an All-NBA team. This is the 23rd All-NBA selection for the franchise overall. Wall is the fourth to earn third-team honors.

Here is the full list of All-NBA team selections in Wizards/Bullets history:

All-NBA first team

Wes Unseld - 1968-69
Earl Monroe - 1968-69
Elvin Hayes - 1974-75, 1976-77, 1978-79

All-NBA second team

Gus Johnson - 1964-65, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1970-71
Archie Clark - 1971-72
Elvin Hayes - 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76
Phil Chenier - 1974-75
Bob Dandridge - 1978-79
Moses Malone - 1986-87
Rod Strickland - 1997-98
Gilbert Arenas - 2006-07

All-NBA third team

Bernard King - 1990-91
Juwan Howard - 1995-96
Gilbert Arenas - 2004-05, 2005-06
John Wall - 2016-17

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Wall, 26, had his best season in what was his seventh year in the NBA. He set career-highs with 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He also set personal bests in field goal percentage (45.1) and effective field goal percentage (48.2).

Wall's place in franchise history was cemented in several ways this season. He set the franchise record for career assists and steals, as well as the single-season record for assists. His 2016-17 season was also the first time in franchise history a Washington player has averaged at least 20 points and 10 assists per game.

Wall was of course also a big reason behind the Wizards doing many things as a team they hadn't done in a long, long time. Their division title was their first since 1978-79, a span of 38 years. That was the longest division championship drought in U.S. professional sports. 

The Wizards also won 49 games, their most since 1978-79. And by reaching the seventh game in the second round of the playoffs, they got further than they had been since 1979.

Wall has already earned a special place in franchise history and he will likely have many more accomplishments like this in the years to come.

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A timeline of Tommy Sheppard's moves as interim Wizards GM

A timeline of Tommy Sheppard's moves as interim Wizards GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM after he served in the role on an interim basis since April 2. 

Let's take a look back at the moves which earned Sheppard the long-term GM job:

April 2: The Wizards fire GM Ernie Grunfeld. Tommy Sheppard takes over the role on an interim basis. 

June 20: The Wizards select Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Later in the evening, Washington acquires Jonathan Simmons and the draft rights to Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield from the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons was placed on waivers on July 7.

July 5: The Wizards acquire Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, and Jemerrio Jones, and a 2022 second-round draft pick as part of the deal which sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers. 

July 6: The Wizards trade Dwight Howard to the Grizzlies in exchange for C.J. Miles and acquire Davis Bertans from the Spurs in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and San Antonio, sending the draft rights of Aaron White to the Nets. 

July 7: The Wizards re-sign center Thomas Bryant on a three-year deal and trade guard Tomas Satoransky to the Bulls for a 2020 second-round pick.

July 9: The Wizards sign guard Ish Smith to a two-year deal.

July 10: The Wizards sign guard Isaiah Thomas to a one-year deal. 

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Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

Wizards to remove interim tag from Tommy Sheppard, making him permanent GM

The Wizards are naming Tommy Sheppard their permanent GM, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes has confirmed. 

Sheppard had been serving as Washington's interim GM since the firing of Ernie Grunfeld on April 2. He oversaw the Wizards' 2019 NBA Draft selections of Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield, as well as their offseason transactions this summer. 

According to Hughes, the Wizards will announce the decision next week, with more changes to follow. 

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