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John Wall named to All-NBA Third Team

File - Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates as he stands on the scorer's table after Game 6 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Washington. Wall sank the game-winning 3-point shot. The Wizards won 92-91. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

John Wall has been named to the All-NBA Third Team, making him the fourth player in franchise history to receive the honor.

“It is a great honor to be named to the All-NBA team for the first time,” said Wall in a team issued statement. “Although this is an individual award, I consider it to be a team accomplishment and a reflection of the success and improvement we had this season. I wouldn’t be in this position without the hard work that my teammates and coaching staff put in on a daily basis and without the constant support and love from my family. On behalf of the team, I would also like to thank our amazing fans for being there for us all season--we all look forward to reaching new levels together for years to come.”


The 2016-17 was statistically the best of Wall's career - the point guard established career highs in several categories: 23.1 points/game, .451 field goal percentage, 10.7 assists/game, and 2 steals/game.

Washington won their first division title since the 1978-79 season and advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons.

Wall was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December.

Other players named to the All-NBA Third team were Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and center DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers.



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