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The Wizards' Road Struggles, Summed Up In Two Simple Statlines.

I've often lamented why this Wizards' team is so good at home and so lousy on the road. Well, a quick look at the splits for the team's "franchise player" explains away the problem rather easily...

SPLIT GP MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% OR DR REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
Home 24 32.8 7.1-14.7 .484 0.3-0.8 .444 4.1-5.2 .784 0.5 3.2 3.7 7.6 1.0 1.3 2.1 3.1 18.7
Road 23 32.3 6.1-14.9 .409 0.1-1.0 .130 5.8-7.0 .832 1.0 3.3 4.3 7.5 0.6 1.3 2.7 3.4 18.1

So, in short: John Wall puts up virtually identical numbers across the board whether playing at home on on the road, with one major difference: shooting. Wall is all-NBA at home, and all-NBDL on the road.

I don't quite understand the discrepancy, especially given the fact that he's so much better from the free throw line on the road (he gets there 2 more times), but Wall builds his brick namesake from the field when away from the somewhat friendly confines of Verizon Center. Since he leads the team in FGA by a wide margin, it's somewhat fair to lay the blame at his feet, no?

It'll be interesting to see how Wall progresses next year, with his contract firmly secured and playoff expectations on his back. While this conclusion is probably a gross oversimplification of our road woes, our best player will need to bring it more consistently for us to reach the promised land (.500 ball) in 2014.

This represents the view of the user who wrote the FanPost, and not the entire Bullets Forever community. We're a place of many opinions, not just one.

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