No matter what happens throughout their NBA careers, Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, and John Wall will forever be compared against one another due to the Calipari connection. Brandon Knight might become part of that crew in a little over a year. Marquis Teague might join to the club in 2 years.
But, nbadraft.net recently did a very interesting article comparing Rose to Wall, likely because Evans is more of a scoring point guard, while Rose and Wall have very similar games. Nonetheless, Rose is already a star in the league and Wall is almost surely going to be just as big a star, so comparing the two is just for fun. A couple interesting notes from the article:
But these are two different players. Wall dominates with his speed. Rarely can one find a player who operates at such a high level while running at full speed. No one can catch this kid on a break, and he may instantly become the fastest player in the NBA, at least with the ball. More impressive, he keeps his peripheral vision broad and is a brilliant passer in the open court.
He’s longer and taller than any player who could hope to stay in front of him, and when he is challenged, he generally can simply leap over an opponent. There’s no doubting Wall’s natural ability. To be precise, Wall can unquestionably do things Rose simply can’t.
But Rose was a more polished player coming out of college. While he’s got a lot to learn at the defensive end, he’s always seemed more interested in it than his younger counterpart. His turnover rate was significantly lower than Wall’s, and he operates much more effectively in a half-court set. The NBA is speeding up again, but the remnants of the 1990s remain. You can’t win a title on the fast break.
Keep this stat in mind that is mentioned is the article: Two true point guards have been selected #1 since 1979 in the NBA Draft: Magic Johnson and Derrick Rose. John Wall has history on his side, not to mention a kinda decent amount of talent, so it will certainly be very exciting to see these two point guards clash, along with Rondo over the next 10 years.