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John Wall named to All-NBA Third Team, first All-NBA selection of career

John Wall named to All-NBA Third Team, first All-NBA selection of career

John Wall was one of the NBA's breakout stars during the 2016-17 season. His career-best performance earned the Wizards point guard All-NBA Third Team honors, the first All-NBA selection of his career. 

Here's the complete list of All-NBA selections from the league press release.

All-NBA teams are decided by the votes of 100 sports media members who vote for first, second and third teams. 

Note that Boston point guard Isaiah Thomas beat out Wall for second-team honors by a significant number in balloting, while other star point guards like Kyrie Irving, Chris Paul and Damian Lillard were left off all together. 

Wall fininished the 2016-17 regular season averaging 23.1 points, 10.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2 steals per game. He was also named to his fourth All-Star team this year. 

Wall released a statement through the Wizards ackowledging the honors. 

It is a great honor to be named to the All-NBA team for the first time,” said Wall. “Although this is an individual award, I consider it to be a team accomplishment and a reflection of the success and improvement we had this season. I wouldn’t be in this position without the hard work that my teammates and coaching staff put in on a daily basis and without the constant support and love from my family.  On behalf of the team, I would also like to thank our amazing fans for being there for us all season – we all look forward to reaching new levels together for years to come.

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas not yet in the clear with hip injury, will get tests next month

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas not yet in the clear with hip injury, will get tests next month

Isaiah Thomas was shut down by the Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals due to an impingement and labral tear in his right hip, an injury that did not require surgery, just rest. In a few weeks the Celtics hope to know more about his timeline to recovery.

Thomas evidently isn't quite in the clear despite three months having passed. According to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, Boston will run more tests on Thomas' hip in early September.

Here is what Stevens said on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, as transcribed by CSN NE:

“He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September when he arrives back here out east, and from there we will know an exact timeline," Stevens said. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe... Ultimately, obviously you want to go into every season 110 percent healthy and we’ll find out where we stand with everybody, but more so you want what’s best for him.”

Thomas doesn't need to rush into anything and he has extra incentive to take things slowly. This is the final year of his contract and he's already stated he is gunning for a max deal next summer.

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VIDEO: John Wall put on a show in James Harden's charity basketball game

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VIDEO: John Wall put on a show in James Harden's charity basketball game

John Wall was back on the court this weekend playing in James Harden's charity basketball game down in Houston at Rice University and once again put on a show like he did weeks ago in the Miami Pro League.

This time Wall and Harden were joined by Chris Paul, who is now Harden's teammate on the Rockets. The trio combined to make a highlight video that quickly blew up on social media:

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Here is the full video courtesy of BallisLife.com:

Some of Wall's best highlights are on defense when he's guarding Paul. It's not often you see that in these types of videos.

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