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

by July 31, 2013

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.”