Does John Wall deserve some end-of-the-ballot MVP votes? He’s the best player and driving force on a team that will win 50 games (give or take) and finish in the top three in the East. He’s averaging 18.7 points and 9.7 assists per game. There are four obvious MVP candidates (Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James) but five spots on the ballot, and in a recent media poll Wall came in sixth in the voting.
Wall made his case Friday night dropping 20 assists on the Chicago Bulls, plus playing strong defense in a Wizards win. He was questionable for the game because of a sprained left foot, but played through it and had a monster night.
Check out all his assists.