Coming into the 2010-2011 NBA season, John Wall was the unquestioned shoe in for Rookie of the year, but after three months of play Blake Griffin has all eyes on him.
Blake Griffin was the 2009 number one draft pick out of the Oklahoma University after a stellar sophomore campaign. After a preseason injury, Griffin was forced to sit and watch his entire rookie season. Wanting to prove that the injury was just a minor setback, Griffin began rehab and preparation for the 2010-2011 season.
Griffin’s Los Angeles Clippers team ended the 2010 season with a 29-53 record.
Looking to be the spark for the Clippers, Griffin challenged himself to be the best player he could be and thus far he has been.
Going into Wednesday night’s contest against the league’s leading in rebounder, Kevin Love, Griffin posted his 27th consecutive double- double, behind only love for longest active streak in the NBA. Griffin left the game with only eight rebounds after getting pulled with a little over three minutes left to play.
Before the end of his streak Griffin was seemingly the most unstoppable power forward in the NBA. Griffin has the highest scoring game this season in the NBA with a 47- point performance against the Indiana Pacers in a 114-107 victory.
Blake Griffin is averaging 22.7 points and 12.7 rebounds a game while shooting 52 percent from the floor.
With three consecutive victories and a 10-4 record in their last 14 games Blake Griffin has the Clippers in position to make the playoffs.
Griffin’s counterpart, John Wall hasn’t fared so well. With his team posting a 12-28 record question’s are being raised about the direction of the Washington Wizards and John Wall’s overall play.
John Wall is averaging 15.3 points and 9.3 assist a game. Wall is shooting 39 percent from the floor, 29 percent from the three- point line and his team is currently 4-5 in the Month of January.
Although injuries have played a small role in the season for John Wall, his achievement level is far below the expectations coming from a Rookie of the year candidate.
So with the Clippers on a high after wins over the Lakers and the Heat and the Washington Wizard’s continuous struggles, will we soon see John Wall asking Blake Griffin to teach him how to really duggie.