John Wall Signs Extension

John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed upon a max contract extension that’s 5 years and worth $80 million. John Wall always viewed himself as a max contract players and the Wizards agreed. The deal will kick in during the 2014-2015 season. This will keep Wall in D.C until the 2018-2019 season. Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said Wall is the cornerstone of the Wizards franchise, and they will build around him. Last year John Wall missed the beginning of the season due to a stress injury in his left knee, and the Wizards lost their first 12 games and went 5-28 in the first 33 games Wall missed. But once Wall returned on Jan 12th the Wizards went 24-25 in their final 49 games. Wall averaged 20.7 ppg on 44.7 percent shooting, 4.5 rebs, 7.8 assist, and 1.5 steals. Wall makes his teammates better as Bradley Beal showed major improvement with Wall on the floor shooting 50% from three point range in Walls return compared to 34% from three point range while Wall was injured.  Wall still needs to work on his jump shot so he can knock down jumpers more consistently, but he’s worth a extension not $80 million though. Would you take Wall over Steph Curry? I wouldn’t, but Wall is still a great player it’s no shot at him. This Wizards team should make the playoffs next year with Wall, Beal, Nene, Martell Webster, new rookie Otto Porter, and Trevor Ariza. Wall must continue to improve his game year, and stay healthy so he can be the superstar that everyone is expecting him to be. But nonetheless congrats to John Wall, it’s a well deserved extension.

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