Found July 25, 2013 on Celtics Life:
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 a mere ~60% of a maximum deal for what he brings to the team. However, that price tag is sure to go up in his next deal. Rondo has had several elite seasons since signing his last contract, and will be 29 years old in 2015, looking for what all players look for at that age — their big payday. Complicating things for the Celtics is the ongoing development of point guards getting maximum contracts. Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul are all maximum contract guys, and all players that Rondo (at his best) is comparable to. However, considering Rondo's ACL injury and lack of sc...

Was It Really 20 Years Ago Today? The Death of Reggie Lewis

Imagine your favorite basketball player is Rajon Rondo.  You love absolutely everything about him from the thread-the-needle passes to the fact that his picture proudly graces the top of Celticslife (along with Larry Bird).  You're young and impressionable and Rajon can't do any wrong.  Now imagine, if on your birthday of all days, he suddenly dies.  How crushed would...

John Wall on verge of 5 yr/$80 million extension

“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.

Los Angeles Lakers And Boston Celtics On A Strangely Parallel Path

Click here to view the video on YouTube. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics had an eerily similar 2012-13 season. History has often presented us with the opportunity for a side-by-side comparison of the NBA’s two most storied franchises, but usually in a positive light. This time around, identical dark clouds were cast over both Boston and Los Angeles. As a fan of the Celtics...

John Wall: Contract talks with Wizards to pick up after USA camp

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...

Your Celtics Life Week in Review...7/27/13

The first week of many to come with no player press conferences, no major moves, no nothing! Of course, that didn't stop us from bringing you the latest and greatest Celtics content! We got Larry Bird being a bad ass, Rajon Rondo and a max contract, but if there's only one thing you read of the below, we all know it's going to be about Jack "The Shot" Foley...

John Wall Is Nearing A 5 Year, $80M Extension With Wizards

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...

Wizards, John Wall close on 5-year, $80M contract extension

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...

Report: John Wall Nearing 5-Year, $80 Million Contract Extension With Wizards

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...

John Wall and Wizards Nearing $80 Million Deal

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...

Wizards And Wall Talk Max Deal

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...

Report: John Wall, Wizards Close On Five Year $80 Million Deal

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....

John Wall close to five-year, $80 mil extension with Wizards

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, Wizards Nearing Deal On $80M Max Extension

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.

Wizards Rookies Discover John Wall’s Awful Ceremonial First Pitch, Clowning Ensues

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...
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