Great point guards in the NBA are hard to have on your team, and the Washington Wizards are ready to break the bank.
The Washington Wizards are trying to secure John Wall and his prime years by bribing with big bucks.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Wizards offered Wall 4- year $170 million extension which would earn him $42 Million a year.
The Washington Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year contract extension for roughly $170 million but Wall will take some time to consider the offer, sources told ESPN.
Wall potential contract is called the “super max” which is apart of the new collective bargaining agreement. The only reason why he’s eligible for the super max because Wall made the all-star team this previous season.
Just like every star decision, they are focusing on family and agent thoughts.
Wall will sit down and discuss the offer with his agent and family over the next week as he considers whether to accept. Wall has two years and $37 million left on his contract. This deal would lock him in with the Wizards until 2022-23.
The Wizards should pay that amount of money for Wall, who is arguably the number one point guard in the East. Wall is only 26 years old and not at his peak of his prime, just yet.
Wall averaged a career-high 23.1 points, career-high 10.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds, why not give him $42 million annually? He’s not done growing physically and mentally. Wall came off a career-high season and led his team to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He was only one game away from getting to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Some people might say that he’s not the best point guard in the East because of his inability to shoot, but statistically he’s improving his shooting percentage and points per game every single year. Even when Wall not shooting great, he still have an impact on the game by facilitating the game. Most point guards in the league is liable on the court when they cannot shoot well. For example, Kyrie Irving, when he’s cold he’s a liability on the court because he cannot create space and shots for others. Wall resume is almost good.
Wall, haven’t reach the ECF, but he cannot do it by himself. One of the reasons why Wall is hesitant on taking this deal because he needs help.
The Wizards don’t have no other all-stars on their team and he need more scoring threats on the court to have any possible chance to dethrone LeBron James.
If this deal goes through, Washington will have controlled Wall’s prime years. From age 26-30, Wizards would have the best years of Wall. Not only would they have the best years of Wall’s career, but their title window would open to four years of it were to work out.
Stay tuned for updates!