John Wall was named the Eastern Conference's player of the month on Tuesday for December, a month in which he helped lead the Wizards to a 10-5 record. They turned their season around after a slow start and Wall's amazing month was a big reason why.
Here is a look back on Wall's month of December. First, some stats. Then, some highlights:
- Wall averaged 24.5 ppg in December (5th in East, 10th in NBA), 10.7 assists (2nd in NBA) and 2.67 steals (1st in NBA)
- 24.5 ppg in December of 2016 is highest ppg average in a single month for Wall
- Wall averages 10.2 apg in December in his career, more than any other month
- Wall is currently averaging 23.4 points, 10.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. Only Russell Westbrook has averaged at least 23 points, 10 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals per game in a full season, a feat he accomplished last year. Wall currently holds a higher FG percentage (46.3) and three-point percentage (32.4) than Westbrook did.
- Wall is one of three players currently averaging a points-assists double-double. Wall has averaged a points-assists double-double in each of his previous two seasons.
- Wall won his first Eastern Conference player of the month award in December of 2015
- Wall’s December 2016 included a 52-point performance on 12/6 against the Orlando Magic. Wall is one of eight players to drop at least 50 points in a game this year, which already ties an NBA record for most such games in one NBA season.
Now take a look at Wall's five best plays from the month:
Wall throws down big dunk vs. Nets 12/30
Wall hits big shot in final minute vs. Pacers 12/28
Wall sets franchise steals record against Hornets 12/14
Wall beats buzzer to end first quarter against Hornets 12/14
Wall talks trash to Marco Belinelli after layup 12/14