Former No. 1 draft pick and star of the Washington Wizards, John Wall has steadily been improving his game.  Remember when he was ridiculed for his jumper?  Well he’s worked on that and now there’s something else he wants to improve.

Wall’s 3.8 turnovers per game ranked fifth in the NBA last season behind Russell Westbrook,DeMarcus Cousins,James Harden and LeBron James.  He wants that to change.

via Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post (h/t ProBasketballTalk):

He also wants to improve his shot selection and turnover rate. To incentivize the cause, Wall will pay assistant coach Howard Eisley $100 for every game he commits more than two turnovers.

That would have cost Wall $6,200 last season. He had at least three turnovers in 62 of his 79 games.

Fewer than three turnovers per game is a low bar to limbo under for someone who handles the ball as much as Wall. The ideal number is zero, but turnovers happen.  The ability to get better shots by moving the ball and risking cough-ups justifies the occasional turnover.  As long as Wall doesn’t become too conservative just to protect his turnover total then this is an admirable goal. Wall is clearly holding himself to high standard.

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