John Wall is feeling some heat. There are some Washington fans and media members who believe John Wall is doing a less than stellar job of making the Wizards more successful. In his second year, John Wall led the Wizards to a dismal 20-46 record , ending way short of any hopes for a playoff spot.
When things are not going your way, who better to lend a helping hand than John Calipari. Speaking to ESPN radio out of Washington D.C. , Calipari came to Wall’s defense. It speaks volumes to what type of person Calipari is that he would take time to speak out on behalf of one of his former players.
“What’s happened is, you took a 19-year old and put the weight of the world on him, saying to him, ‘We’re expecting you to drag this team to another level.’ Well, there are no young guys [who can do that]. [Even] Anthony Davis isn’t that guy,” Calipari said.
“Now, if you have a good team, Anthony and John will make you better. If you remember, I had Derrick Rose. But the way the [ping pong] balls dropped, he ended up playing on a pretty good team. So, all of a sudden, he’s an All-Star in two years, and all of a sudden he becomes the MVP of the league. But he’s on a good team. So, what’ll happen is, as [the Wizards] build that team, John will come out more.”