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John Wall's All-NBA nod puts him in exclusive company in Wizards/Bullets franchise history

John Wall's All-NBA nod puts him in exclusive company in Wizards/Bullets franchise history

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

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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.

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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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