Stan Van Gundy Says John Wall Isn’t Good Enough For Wizards To Build Around
The Washington Wizards are crawling along slowly with a 4-25 record almost half way through the season. The Wiz have been without point guard John Wall for the entire season so far and it’s shown.
If head coach Randy Wittman were to be fired at some point, one person you don’t have to worry about taking the job would be former Orlando head coach and current NBC studio analyst Stan Van Gundy.
Van Gundy was on ESPN 980′s The Sports Reporters last week, and according to D.C. Sports Bog, Van Gundy doesn’t “feel Wall is good enough of a player to build around.” Matter fact, he feels the “Wizards have no one to build around.”
“You know, I don’t see it, to be honest,” Van Gundy told ESPN 980′s The Sports Reporters last week, via D.C. Sports Bog. “I’d love to tell you you’re two years away; I really don’t [see it]. That roster doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I know they’ll be better when John Wall comes back. He’s certainly got talent, but I don’t know that even John Wall is a great player to build your franchise around. I don’t know who you’re building around, so it’s tough to even think about what the construction of your team is. That’s just a bad basketball team.”
“I think maybe they thought it was gonna be John Wall – maybe they still think it is,” he said. “I think there’s a lot of people in the league – I’d certainly be one that would share this opinion – I don’t think John Wall’s good enough to be the guy that you build around. I think he’s got great speed and quickness, but point guard is a decision-making position. That’s what makes you great as a point guard, is your decision-making. I haven’t seen any indication that John Wall is a great decision-maker.”
And to think there were people on twitter arguing earlier about whether or not Wall was better than Kyrie Irving.