A.J. Price was signed by the Wizards this summer to be John Wall's back-up this season, but plans unexpectedly changed as Price for now is the starting point guard with Wall out at least for the month of November with a sore knee.
Through three games, Price is averaging 10 points and nearly 6 assists a game for the Wizards but his shooting percentage is only 30 percent and he is averaging 3 turnovers -- including 6 in the loss at Boston Wednesday night.
After struggling mightily from the field in the first two games of the season, Price hit 3 three-pointers and finished with 15 points on 6-13 shooting to go along with 7 assists against Boston. Price looks more confident with each passing game, because being a starter is something he is just not used to, as he was used strictly as a back-up in Indiana in his first three years as a pro.
"Every game is a learning experience. You know even though it's my fourth year, it's my first time closing out games," Price said after the Celtics loss. "I am still learning on the fly."
Price has done enough to keep his starting job for now and he will get the nod against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at Verizon Center.