Former Wizards player Paul Pierce knows full well what John Wall is capable of. He was Wall's teammate during one of his four All-Star seasons and played with him on a Washington team that advanced a round in the NBA playoffs.
Yet, Pierce does not believe Wall is the best point guard in the Eastern Conference. Pierce instead thinks Isaiah Thomas of the Celtics is.
Here's what he told ESPN in his return to Boston with his current team, the L.A. Clippers:
Pierce's assertion is not that crazy, maybe if you exclude the "easily" part. Thomas in second in the NBA at 29.9 points per game. However, Wall is better at many other categories including assists (10.3/g), steals (2.1/g) and rebounds (4.5/g).
It's a close debate between the two, both of them are All-Stars. But Pierce clearly feels strongly for one over the other.
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Back in high school, the newest Washington Wizard Troy Brown was an athletic freak. So much so that Brown dunked over the No. 2 pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, Marvin Bagley III.
Playing at Centennial High School from Las Vegas, Nevada, the 15th overall pick went straight at the dominating 6-11 Bagley and posterized the man.
Now from the other side:
Although both were merely kids at the time (an each a few inches shorter), still you cannot question the confidence and athleticism of the Wizards' top pick.
Heck, Brown is still athletic.
Now Oregon never got the chance to play Duke this past season, but Brown will get two chances for another poster on his wall with Bagley now on the Sacramento Kings.
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Uh, oh it may get awkward in Capital One Arena.
The newest draft pick for the Washington Wizards, Troy Brown is a Vegas Golden Knights fan.
Brown, who went to high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, wore a Golden Knights’ jersey on draft night.
The 18-year-old must not have known he was going to Washington, the home of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. He would have known better, right? Either way, we can't hold it against him because again he's from Vegas.
It’s a good thing it only took the Capitals five games to win the Cup, otherwise, that might make it a little tense. At least he wasn’t wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey right?
Ted Leonsis will get him rocking the red in no time.
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