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Latest News, NBA / Jul 31, 2013 / 7:58 pm

Report: John Wall Signs $80 Million Max Extension With The Washington Wizards

According to sources, Michael Lee of the Washington Post reports that John Wall has signed a five-year $80 million maximum extension today to remain with the Washington Wizards through the 2019 season.

Earlier this week, we gave you five reasons why Wall should get the five-year deal, and Michael Lee also made the case for Wall’s max extension despite some believing he’s failed to live up to his selection as the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft.

The Wizards have never made the playoffs in Wall’s three pro seasons, and he has never been selected to an All-Star team. But as we mentioned, the Wizards are committing the maximum allowable extension to Wall because they believe he will be the cornerstone of their franchise moving forward.

While Wall’s numbers aren’t spectacular through his first three seasons (16.9 points and 8.0 assists per game), in last season’s final 26 contests, he averaged 22.7 points, 7.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game. After missing the first three months of the 2012-13 season with a right kneecap contusion, the Wizards went 5-28 with Wall on the sidelines. When he returned, the Wizards finished the season by going 24-25 with Wall in the lineup—including that blistering stretch through the season’s final third.

Wall, understandably, was excited about the deal, and the Wizards are expected to make it official in a press conference tomorrow.

What do you think about the extension?

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  • Lawanda Jones

    underachiever, smh

  • BiGShoTBoB415

    Normally I would say over paid but after the Gilbert Arenas contract this one doesn’t look as bad…lol

  • Dev

    Yall think they could make the playoffs if they stay healthy?

  • 2cents

    New Rule for the NBA. Max Contracts can only be signed after a player actually achieves something in the League. How about it?

  • JackPackage

    They had to do this, they had no choice but personally I think Wall is overrated, plus, you know, teams built around point guards never win championships. Magic Johnson doesn’t count, guy was the prototype 6’9″ point forward.

    Wall is supremely overrated. If you look at young talent who are about to sign max-extensions, I’d be far more comfortable handing out a 5/80 to DeMarcus Cousins, rather than John Wall. Similarly, Greg Monroe & Paul George are both better than Wall.