The Wizards won the draft lottery and they chose 20-year old point guard John Wall with the pick. Wall will be the starting point guard from day #1 for the Wizards. He played in 37 games last season in his only year at Kentucky and he averaged 34.8 minutes, 16.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. Wall will likely get his fair share of points as a rookie but I also think he will rack up some solid assists numbers too. I think he will get even better than he was at Kentucky for the Wizards this year as the sky is the limit with him.
29-year old Kirk Hinrich is a solid combo guard who will also backup Agent Zero at shooting guard. Hinrich played in 74 games (53 starts) for the Bulls last season and he averaged 33.5 minutes, 10.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He has now played in 514 games (433 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 34.0 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Hinrich will be a fine #3 guard for the Wizards capable of starting if either John Wall or Gilbert Arenas are injured…..or suspended.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE WIZARDS POINT GUARDS IN 2010-11: B