Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 4:30 pm  |  22 responses

John Wall Signs $80 Million Max Deal With the Washington Wizards

As had been expected, the Wizards and John Wall have reached an agreement on a five-year, $80 million max deal for the young, explosive point guard. Per the WaPo: “The deal will kick in at the start of the 2014-15 season and keep the point guard with the Wizards through 2019. Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld had repeatedly stated his desire to keep Wall within the franchise for a long time and has built a team to complement the speedy point guard’s skill-set. Wall missed the first 33 games last season with a stress injury in his left knee and the team went 5-28, but he returned to lead the Wizards to a 24-25 finish and posted career highs of 18.5 points and 44.1 percent shooting while handing out 7.6 assists. [...] Wall is the first member of his 2010 draft class to receive a contract extension and the fourth point guard in the league with a maximum deal, joining former league most valuable player Derrick Rose and all-stars Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. In three seasons in Washington, Wall has averaged 16.9 points and eight assists, but has yet to make an all-star game or lead the Wizards to the playoffs.”

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  • Max

    Let’s hope he can live up to that.
    I expect big things from him this coming season.

  • melvo

    with a deal like that, he better deliver for his team.

  • RKJ92

    Good, I’m happy Wizards locked him up!! dude can ball, he’s shown big flashes this past season I’m looking for him to make the leap this year.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Great for John and his family. NC native representing the state well. Best of luck to him.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Great, now they need to build a supporting team around him. Otherwise the Wizards will stay the same.

  • The Seed

    He is not worth a max contract, really lets be honest with ourselves. Wizards will suck for a while now. BOOK IT!!

  • underdog

    I hope he stays healthy and proves himself with taking his team to the playoffs.

  • shockexchange

    Seed, you’re right that based on his performance this far, Wall is not worth a max deal. However, he’s the only draw the Wizards have to attract (i) fans or (ii) additional free agents. The contract reflects that.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    bigger mistake than Gilbert 100$ million contract


    no more 18 and 7.5. i need some Rose type of numbers with that kind of cash.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    He’s 3 months older than Damian Lillard…..just think about how good he was when he was healthy last season. He turned a team that was 5-19 into a winner just by playing. If you took away the last 6 games (where Washington literally tanked, Wall was the only competent player still playing), the team went 24-19 just because Wall was playing with other starters.

  • danpowers

    its more likely that he will live up to that than it is likely that he would turn into a bust. the wizards didnt really have any other choice.

  • spit hot fiyah

    “and the fourth point guard in the league with a
    maximum deal, joining former league most valuable player Derrick Rose
    and all-stars Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.” so he is the 5th

  • BugEyes

    that’s a lot of money for an injury prone guard who can’t shoot past 10 feet

  • miked

    That’s a lot of loot for a point guard who only plays 1 speed and doesn’t love to create for teammates. Plus…he can’t shoot. Oh well, the Wiz will be the Wiz.

  • Respect

    He’s actually younger, which sounds crazy

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Damn you are right

  • king-hoopz

    so basically he got a max?

  • danpowers

    dont worry. in german school kids have a saying: “math is an a*shole”. happens to the best of us lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol, in this instance i think, “double checking” would be the asshole

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