John Wall continues to make his mark among the all-time greats in the history of the Wizards and Bullets franchise.
With his selection for third-team All-NBA honors on Thursday, Wall became just the 13th player in franchise history to make an All-NBA team. This is the 23rd All-NBA selection for the franchise overall. Wall is the fourth to earn third-team honors.
Here is the full list of All-NBA team selections in Wizards/Bullets history:
All-NBA first team
Wes Unseld - 1968-69
Earl Monroe - 1968-69
Elvin Hayes - 1974-75, 1976-77, 1978-79
All-NBA second team
Gus Johnson - 1964-65, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1970-71
Archie Clark - 1971-72
Elvin Hayes - 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76
Phil Chenier - 1974-75
Bob Dandridge - 1978-79
Moses Malone - 1986-87
Rod Strickland - 1997-98
Gilbert Arenas - 2006-07
All-NBA third team
Bernard King - 1990-91
Juwan Howard - 1995-96
Gilbert Arenas - 2004-05, 2005-06
John Wall - 2016-17
Wall, 26, had his best season in what was his seventh year in the NBA. He set career-highs with 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He also set personal bests in field goal percentage (45.1) and effective field goal percentage (48.2).
Wall's place in franchise history was cemented in several ways this season. He set the franchise record for career assists and steals, as well as the single-season record for assists. His 2016-17 season was also the first time in franchise history a Washington player has averaged at least 20 points and 10 assists per game.
Wall was of course also a big reason behind the Wizards doing many things as a team they hadn't done in a long, long time. Their division title was their first since 1978-79, a span of 38 years. That was the longest division championship drought in U.S. professional sports.
The Wizards also won 49 games, their most since 1978-79. And by reaching the seventh game in the second round of the playoffs, they got further than they had been since 1979.
Wall has already earned a special place in franchise history and he will likely have many more accomplishments like this in the years to come.