2016-17: 35.9% on 1.7 3PA per game
2017-18: 43.8% on 1.9 3PA per game
2018-19: 37.3% on 3.2 3PA per game
John Wall has always been labeled as a bad shooter. I personally disagree with this and the catch and shoot percentages above show he’s been a decent shooter in the last few years.
Wall has always taken tough shots throughout his career which is why his percentages don’t look pretty. He takes pull-up, moving, and fading shots which makes it more difficult for him to shoot the ball efficiently. His pull-up percentages are in the high 20s and low 30s which isn’t great.
When Wall does set his feet for his shot, he shoots the basketball at a respectable percentage.
The emergence of Bradley Beal is a blessing for John Wall. Wall has never been known for his off-ball movement. He would usually sit around in the corner when he didn’t have the basketball and would wait until he got the ball back again. That was when no one on the Wizards could handle the ball and make efficient passes to teammates besides Wall.
Times have now changed and Wall understands that he has to move off the ball more because he can get great looks from Beal.
Beal talked about Wall’s improvement off the ball. “He’s been working on his pin downs and stuff, just coming off curls, coming off pin downs. Just imagine him coming off a screen and going downhill to the hoop. It’s going to be tough to stop.”
Bradley Beal is going to evolve John Wall into a better shooter and it’s going to be amazing. John Wall will show people he can shoot the ball consistently and his label of being a bad shooter will be taken off him.
If Wall can play off the ball at a high level, there are just so many different ways this duo can score. If Wall can also learn how to cut, it will open up endless opportunities with Beal as the playmaker.
For example, it could result in Wall going to the rim more often and getting to the free-throw line. Wall got to the line 6.8 times a game in 2017. With the help of Bradley Beal, that number can easily go up to 9 or 10 which will change the way defenses guard Wall.
Take Bradley Beal for example. At the beginning of the season, he didn’t go to the line often. Once he figured out ways to get to the free-throw line more often, it changed how defenses guarded him and it made Beal a much better scorer.
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