Price is right now for Wizards

Price is right now for Wizards
January 16, 2013, 8:15 am
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Wizards put on best show of the season to vanquish Magic

The play of A.J. Price at point guard has made it easier for the Wizards’ coaching staff to bring John Wall, the team's best player, off the bench as Wall is still rounding into shape after missing the first 33 games of the season with a bad knee.

After missing 16 games with a broken hand, Price returned last week and has had his best stretch as a member of the Wizards, scoring a season-high 18 points in the win over Orlando Monday night after contributing 16 points in the victory over Atlanta on Saturday.

"I'm getting more comfortable," Price said. "I'm still feeling my way out with my hand. Not 100 percent yet, but each game it's getting better." 

Originally brought over this summer to back up Wall at point, Price has done an admirable job starting, averaging 9 points and 5 assists, but he especially looks more comfortable and precise now in running the offense. Against the Magic, Price and Wall combined for 30 points, 12 assists, 3 steals and only 3 turnovers. 

At some point soon, Price will go back to the bench to back up Wall but his time as a starter has been invaluable for the Wizards. Moving forward, they know that Price can step in at any time and be productive.