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Posted at 4:07 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

John Wall wins Eastern Conference rookie of the month again

By Michael Lee

John Wall was named Eastern Conference rookie of the month for February after averaging 16.5 points and 7.9 assists in 12 games. Wall had four games with at least 20 points, five games with at least 10 assists and four double-doubles. He had back-to-back games with at least 20 points and 10 assists in losses to Philadelphia and Miami. He also helped the Wizards end a 26-game road losing streak by getting 19 points and 14 assists in a win in Cleveland.

Wall is the first Wizard to win rookie of the month honors in back-to-back months. He also won MVP of the Rookie Challenge during all-star weekend, setting a record with 22 assists. Blake Griffin won Western Conference rookie of the month for the fourth consecutive month.

By Michael Lee  | March 1, 2011; 4:07 PM ET
Categories:  John Wall  
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Comments

Congratulations John!!!!

Posted by: G-Man11 | March 1, 2011 4:22 PM | Report abuse

He's a pretty terrific rookie, gang. On a pretty terrible team that they seem to be disassembling around him.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 1, 2011 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Getting rid of Gil, Kirk, and Bibby is just what Wall needs after 50 games, no supposedly savvy vets for him to feel like he has to defer to. Really like the leadership and fire he's shown since the All-Star weekend. Didnt do squat for Javale, but it appears rubbing elbows with the all-timers may have had a positive effect on our prized rook.

He's probably going to bark at Blatche pretty soon, and get a standing O at VC in the process.

If he finds a J over the summer...the tandem of he and Nick will be murderous on opposing backcourts!

Posted by: divi3 | March 1, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Over the last 20 or so games, John might could put a chink in the armor of one Mr. Blake. Seems his lure is kinda wearing off of bit.

John Wall might have a chance of swiping ROY after all.

LarryInClintonMD.

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | March 1, 2011 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Now the real countdown begins as to when JWall leaves this team via free agency.

The NBA sucks. Why bother even having 30 teams when there is only a realistic chance that 4 teams get to compete for the title? Oh that's right...$$$.

Posted by: DaleGribble | March 1, 2011 5:38 PM | Report abuse

JWall a chance at ROY? Please....

Even if Blake gets hurt now, he'd still win ROY. Wall would have to nearly average a triple-double from now till the end of the season to have any hopes of unseating Griffin.

Posted by: DaleGribble | March 1, 2011 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Thornton was waived:

http://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 1, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse

EG finally has one player on the roster who looks like he could be a starting player in the NBA (after 7 years of draft picks)...too bad he's the only one

Posted by: bulletsfan78 | March 1, 2011 6:50 PM | Report abuse

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