NBA studs and duds of Week 15: Kobe recalls vintage "Vino"
By WILL LAWS
With the All-Star break quickly approaching – seriously, it starts this week – some players are in better form than others. Every "stud" mentioned this week set a season high in points over the last seven days, while several guys sorely need a break from the hardwood.
See who's heading into the All-Star break in style with the help of PointAfter visualizations, so you can end the first half of your fantasy basketball season on a similar high note.
Note: The statistics in this article cover games played between Feb. 1-7. Players who missed portions of games due to injury were not considered.
Stud Guard: John Wall, Wizards
Key stats: 24.8 points, 9.5 assists, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 three-pointers in four games
John Wall has kept the underachieving Wizards afloat this season, and that didn't change last week.
Washington endured a rough stretch consisting of three losses and a lone victory over last-place Philadelphia, but its star point guard was productive throughout. Wall recorded a triple-double (18 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists) against the overmatched 76ers, and averaged 27 points against the Thunder, Warriors and Hornets.
He's now riding a three-game double-double streak, completing the feat against Charlotte and Golden State, whom he also lit up for a season-high 41 points on 68 percent shooting.
Wall shot 52.8 percent on the week, converting 38-of-72 attempts. While his mid-range game was dreadful, he converted a blistering 80 percent of his chances in the restricted zone and knocked down 8-of-16 threes.
Note: This article was originally published on Yahoo Sports.