Scott Brooks says John Wall is back to playing like an All-Star point guard

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Chase Hughes
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Scott Brooks says John Wall is back to playing like an All-Star originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks saw John Wall go through his injury recovery for nearly two years and watched him play up close last month when his team was in Houston. He believes Wall is not only back to form, but beginning to separate himself from some of the league's other top guards.

"He’s as quick, he’s explosive. He can get to any place on the floor. He’s shooting the ball well," Brooks said.

"He’s right there with the All-Star point guards in the league. It’s hard being an All-Star point guard because there’s so many great ones in the league."

Wall, 30, is averaging 19.5 points and 5.9 assists through 17 games while shooting a career-high 37.5 percent from three on 5.6 attempts per game. His 51.1 effective field goal percentage is also the best of his career and he has helped lead one of the best defenses in the league.

Wall has not only put up impressive numbers, he has looked every bit as fast as he did before the surgery. Brooks would know, having coached Wall in the 2016-17 season, which was the best year of his career.

"He’s back. He’s back to being John Wall," Brooks said.

The Wizards found that out the hard way in January in the first meeting between the teams since Wall was traded in December. The Rockets won and Wall went off for 24 points in 24 minutes.

Monday night is the rematch, this time in Washington and at Capital One Arena where Wall first made his name as an NBA player.

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
LA Clippers
-257-5.5O 235.5
Washington
+210+5.5U 235.5