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Flip Saunders: John Wall Is The Fastest Player With The Ball In The NBA

While most of the D.C. world was preparing for last night's key showdown between the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts, the Washington Wizards were playing a preseason game against the New York Knicks. Okay, so it was preseason, and it's tough to pay attention to preseason, but it's still worth noting. 

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Those who found a way to watch witnessed just how unstoppable John Wall can be flying down the court. The Wizards' rookie flew by Knick defenders in transition several times, converting on layups and drawing fouls. The Wizards ultimately lost the game, but it wasn't because of Wall. Afterwards, Flip Saunders had some really high praise for Wall, via Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

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↵↵Coach Flip Saunders has watched the No. 1 overall pick play six preseason games, enough time for him to determine that there probably isn't a faster player with the ball in the league. "I don't think so," Saunders said. "No."    

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Could this really be? Could a 20-year old rookie really be the fastest and most unstoppable player with the ball in transition? I've thought about this for a bit, and ... I can't come up with too many names faster than Wall right now. LeBron James? Sure. Dwyane Wade? Okay. Is there really anyone else?

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