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The Washington Wizards have built a solid core over the past few years. Struggling to win very many games, the team has found itself near the top of the NBA Draft after nearly every season so the talent influx has already began.
But if the team is ready for the playoffs, it needs former no. 1 overall pick John Wall to start reaching the immense potential many saw for him coming into the league. To his credit though, Wall knows a lot rides on him this season.
He sat down to talk with RealGM’s Shams Charania recently, and let it be known that he is ready for a huge season.
For his part, Wall asserted unmistakably Monday that the upcoming season will bring out his star qualities so many envisioned when he became the Wizards’ No. 1 pick.
“Next year is a breakout year for me,” Wall told RealGM. “I’m not really going to talk about it – I want to go out there and play and let my game do the talking. I want to be in the playoffs. That’s my goal. That’s my only goal.
“Four years in, I got to start seeing what the playoff experience is like.”
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“I feel like I’m the player I want to be, but I still have a lot I want to do…I haven’t reached my potential yet.” — John Wall News broke yesterday evening that the Washington Wizards front office and John Wall are closing in on a max contract to the tune of 5 years and [...]The post John Wall on verge of 5 yr/$80 million extension appeared first on Hoop District.
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The Wizards seem prepared to pay big money to keep John Wall for the next several years. See the terms of the deal they're discussing.
John Wall appears to be staying with the Washington Wizards.
The 22-year-old point guard is closing in on a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the team, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
Wall, who is entering his fourth season in the NBA, is in Las Vegas for Team USA's minicamp, vying for a spot on the 2014 team that will compete in the FIBA World Cup in Spain...
Everything in due time: first the global tour then the national-team tryout and then the contract negotiations.
Things are happening fast for Wizards point guard John Wall this summer which really is no surprise given that the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft has been synonymous with speed since high school. The questions about Wall have always centered on refinement not raw talent...
Wizards franchise player John Wall is reportedly about to sign a 5 year extension with the team (photo courtesy of ESPN)
John Wall is about to get PAID!
The Wizards star and the team are close to signing a 5 year/$80 million contract extension according to CBS Sports. The former #1 overall selection has until October 31st to work out a new deal before becoming a restricted free agent...
The Wizards and John Wall are closing in on a deal that will keep him in Washington through at least 2019.
Wall and the Wizards are near an agreement on a maximum contract extension worth roughly $80 million over the next five years according to multiple published reports. The Wizards began negotiations with Wall’s agent Dan Fegan last week.
Both sides have until Oct. 31 to reach...
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, John Wall is nearing a 5-year, $80 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards that is expected to be finalized by August 1st. The 22-year-old point guard has averaged 16.9 points, 8 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game in his three seasons with the Wizards.
The Washington Wizards are in advanced talks with star point guard John Wall on...
Is John Wall a better player than Stephen Curry or Rajon Rondo?
You might not think so, but the Wizards seem to believe that, and that’s what’s important. Yahoo Sports is reporting that The Wizards and John Wall are close to agreeing to a five-year $80 million extension.
Y! Sources: John Wall, Wizards progressing toward completion of 5 year, $80 million contract extension....
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Wizards have made significant progress towards completing a five-year, $80 million max deal with guard John Wall.
By making Wall their designated franchise player, it allows him to get the fifth year on the extension.
They have until October 31 to reach an agreement on the rookie extension for Wall to avoid restricted free agency next summer...
Tweet The Washington Wizards drafted point guard John Wall first overall in 2010 to be the face of the franchise and help turn the team around. Apparently the team still sees Wall as that franchise player, as the two sides are close to a contract extension worth close to $80 million over five years, reports [...]
John Wall and the Washington Wizards are nearing completion on a five-year, $80 million contract extension.
Wall would become the Wizards' designated franchise player to receive a fifth year on his extension.
Wall was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Wall averaged 18.5 points and 7.6 assists last season.
Among the many questions the Celtics have to answer as they enter their rebuild is whether or not Rajon Rondo will be the guy they build around. As of now Rondo is making a very affordable $12 million per season on a contract that runs for two more seasons before expiring during the summer of 2015. Even the biggest haters of #9 would be hard pressed to admit that he is not worth...
Shortly after John Wall had wrapped up his rookie season with the Washington Wizards in 2011, the speedy point guard was called upon by the Washington Nationals to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. In case you missed it (or forgot), it did not go well.
Fast forward to the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where newly-minted Wizards rookies Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr. saw...