Washington duo thriving, but Stockton-Malone comparison a bit nuts

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Washington’s shown life without Abdul Gaddy ain’t so bad. It’s won nine of its last 10 games, most in impressive fashion (the Stanford loss still perplexes).

Most of that’s because junior guard Isaiah Thomas stepped into Gaddy’s role and thrived. The 5-8 playmaker’s averaging 20.2 points, 9.2 assists, 3 turnovers and is hitting 47 percent of his shots in the six games without Gaddy.

Even better, he’s turning center Matthew Bryan-Amaning into a reliable post threat. He went for 30 and 9 in Saturday’s win against Arizona State, and is averaging 19.2 points an outing since Gaddy’s injury. Not bad.

But this comparison by the Seattle Times’ Percy Allen might be carrying things a bit too far:

Since Thomas took over the point guard duties, he and Bryan-Amaning have formed a destructive duo. In many ways, they’re the modern day John Stockton and Karl Malone.

Destructive duo? Yes. Hall of Fame duo? Let’s let Winston Wolf answer that.

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