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Last year was a nightmare for the Wizards center. Nene was battling multiple of injuries throughout the season. The Brazilian big man had plantar fasciitis in his foot, issues with both knees and a sore shoulder.
Nene missed 20 games due to injuries, but he still managed to average 12.6 points and 6.7 rebounds a game shooting 48 percent, plus he played solid defense. The Wizards dealt with a plethora of injuries this past season. John Wall, A.J. Price, Emeka Okafor, Bradley Beal and Martell Webster all missed significant time.
John Wall is the best player on the team, but Nene may be more valuable on both ends of the floor. Washington was much better when Nene was on the court. The Wizards offense was 5.9 points per 100 possessions better than when he sat, and the defense was 4.4 points per 100 better.
Wizards head coach Randy Wittman told J. Michael of CSNWashington.com that Nene looks healthy.
“He’s doing great. He has an off-season home in Denver so he has been spending some time there,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman told CSN Washington. “Monday though Friday, it’s physical therapy. It was important for him to get his body back to health…
“It’s not so much with Nene that you’re looking to develop a lot of his game. Nene has been there,” Wittman said. “It’s important for him to do what he has to do so when he comes back here at the end of September that he’s ready to go. There are no restrictions. He’s doing great. He’s felt as good as he’s felt in a long time.”
Making the playoffs is the goal in the Wizards locker room. Keeping Nene healthy will go along way to making that goal a reality.
BEST OF MAXIM
I think we have our first candidate for the 2014 dunk contest in New Orleans. The Wizards John Wall showed off his dunk prowess by throwing a full court alley opp to himself. Watch video of Wall getting this impressive dunk done with the first try:
All of the dunk contest seekers will have to step their game up to top Wall on this one if he does decide to enter.
John Wall the foundation of the Washington Wizards’ rebuilding efforts for the past three years has signed a five-year contract extension worth approximately $80 million according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. 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...
The Washington Wizards and point guard John Wall have agreed to an extension. The five-year deal is worth $80 million. Wall or, Mr. G Star as he is known in the locker room for his love of the G Star clothing brand, also announced at his press conference on Thursday that his excitement is not only for himself but the people of Washington D.C. as well. Wall plans to donate $1 million...
Washington Wizards executives today inked their franchise point guard, John Wall, to a five-year extension. The deal will begin at the start of the 2014 NBA season and run through the 2018-19 campaign.
Tallied up, the extension runs upward of approximately $80 million over the five-year span. Which means Wall has become the richest youngster on the Wizards’ roster.
Wall is a former...
So Wizards' John Wall just got paid (80 million extension)... a lot.
And now the future of the franchise weighs on his shoulders so it be best for him to be in the gym, working on his game, staying in shape and ensuring he is raring to go next season.
Oh and speaking of Wall hitting the gym, it appears he has been and if the following video is any indication, he might have...
According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, John Wall has officially signed a 5-year, $80 million contract extension with the Washington Wizards. The 22-year-old point guard has averaged 16.9 points, 8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in three seasons with the Wizards.
John Wall, the foundation of the Washington Wizards’ rebuilding efforts for the past three years, has signed a...
With his new 5-year, $80 million dollar maximum contract extension, Washington Wizards’ star point guard John Wall looks to have one of the brightest futures for young stars in the NBA. According to the Washington Post, Wall’s contract is the third richest in franchise history. Only Gilbert Arenas and Juwan Howard had more lucrative deals than Wall. With his deal beginning next...
A day after signing a 5-year/$80 million extension with the Washington Wizards, former Kentucky guard John Wall already knows what he wants to do with at least one of those millions. Wall has decided to give back to the Washington D.C. community that has gave him so much since he was drafted #1 overall in 2010. His $1 million donation to the local charities will also come with some...
Washington Wizards: John Wall Signing Grade
By Brandon Hartman: VP of Content and Senior Writer at Hoopstuff….
Wall’s contract: 5 years, 80 million
- Half of Washington shook their heads at another bloated contract given out by the Wizards, while the other half blared Troop 41’s “John Wall song,” while dancing a celebratory dance, as they heard the news. Whether you like...
Recently, the fine folks over at Dime Magazine name Washington Wizards guard John Wall, the “fastest player in the NBA”.
In honor of that, they did a photo shoot with John and helped create this viral video clip which shows Wall throwing a full-court alley-oop to himself.
Obviously, some camera tricks were involved:
Tweet It’s about that time of the NBA off-season when players are saying a lot of things that grab your attention. This week’s edition has John Wall — fresh off of signing a five-year, $80 million extension with the Wizards — proclaiming that he is the best point guard in the league on the Dan [...]
Newly minted $80 million man John Wall has a new video out that shows him throwing an alley-oop to himself. Yeah, it’s a fake: I’m not really sure what the point is behind this video. I am going to assume that Dime Magazine did it to see how many stupid people there are, because there will be people who think it is legit. I reminds me of some Powerade videos from a few years...