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Midwest Sports Fans:
While free agency is winding down for the NBA this offseason, there was some big news on Wednesday night. The Washington Wizards and point guard John Wall are reportedly working on an extension in the five-year, $80 million range. They are expected to have it finalized at some time on or around August 1. The Wizards were never going to let Wall go as he is clearly the future of the franchise. The 22-year-old was the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA Draft after leaving Kentucky following his freshman season. He has largely lived up to the hype, despite dealing with several injuries during his first three professional seasons. During the second half of the 2012-13 season, Wall blossomed. For the season he averaged 18.5 points, 7.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. He also shot a career-best 44.1 percent from the field, and that percentage has risen in each year of his career. If he continues his rise, Wall will undoubtedly be one of the best guards in the NBA soon. The only concern for Wall has been his inability to stay healthy. Last season he played in just 49 games (starting 42) and played a career-low 32.7 minutes per game. If he manages to stay in the lineup, Washington will be making a great move by extending Wall. The Wizards have a nice young trio of Wall, Bradley Beal and 2013 first-round draft pick (No. 3 overall) Otto Porter. Martell Webster also turned in a career-year last season and re-signed with the team this summer. He gives Wall the kind of floor-spreading outside shooter every great, penetrating point guard covets. Now the Wizards just need 2011 first-rounders Jan Vesely (No. 6 pick) and Chris Singleton (No. 18 pick) to actually play like they belong in the NBA. If that happens, the Wizards will become a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference. The post John Wall, Washington Wizards working on $80 million extension appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
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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.
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...
John Wall and the Washington Wizards are unlikely to come to a final agreement on a contract extension until at least next week.
Wall and the Wizards are working on the final details of a five-year, $80 million contract that would run through the 18-19 season.
The Wizards want to prevent Wall from becoming a restricted free agent next offseason.
“If you know you want to give somebody...
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...
For over the past few months and counting, Wizards PG John Wall has been saying he’s deserving of a max contract. Well now it looks like he is about to get paid what he wants. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting:
The Washington Wizards have made significant progress toward completing a five-year, $80 million maximum contract extension for guard John Wall, league...
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...
The Washington Wizards have not made a lot of smart moves over the last few years, however they do have a starting back-court that is capable of being one of the best in the Association. The “Washington Post” is reporting that the franchise is negotiating with point guard John Wall on a max-deal contract that would keep him in the Nation’s Capital until 2019. The former Kentucky...
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.
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...