Just a day after being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, John Wall collected another piece of hardware, as the NBA named him the Eastern Conference Player of the Month. Wall beat out fellow nominees Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kyle Lowry, and DeMar DeRozan for the honor.
Wall averaged 24.5 points, 10.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.7 steals while shooting 49.1 percent from the field for the month. December also featured Wall setting a new career-high by going for 52 points against the Orlando Magic, and he also had a 7 steal outing against the Hornets which helped him vault pass Greg Ballard to become the franchise’s all-time leader in steals.
He also posted some ridiculous highlights throughout the month, like this one:
More importantly, his big month paid big dividends for the team as a whole. They went 10-5 during the month and scored 110.4 points per 100 possessions, the 7th-best average in the NBA during December.
This is the second time Wall has won Player of the Month honors in his career. He also won the award for his performance last December.
For those wondering, James Harden (seen here, spinning wildly out of control) was named Player of the Month in the Western Conference.