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wizardsfan3
07-31-2013, 04:13 PM
John Wall officially signed his maximum five-year, $80 million contract extension Wednesday afternoon, a source tells Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
The sides are expected to announce the deal at a Thursday news conference, which has been scheduled since last week. Wall struggled through injuries in 2012-13, but was a beast after the All-Star break. Wall averaged 20.7 points, 4.5 boards, 7.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 31 game post-break games and looked like the star everyone expected when he was taken with the No. 1 overall pick. Between Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter, it should be fun to watch the Wizards this season.

per rotoworld

Chronz
07-31-2013, 04:44 PM
Tantalizing 2-way potential, no explanation needed for this overpay.

tredigs
07-31-2013, 04:52 PM
Tantalizing 2-way potential, no explanation needed for this overpay.

And at 22, they get to lock him up for a solid portion of the prime/peak of an elite athlete who can put fans in the seats and be your face. Smart move for a team that has trouble bringing in stars, Wall's 2nd half showed me something.

Sly Guy
07-31-2013, 06:36 PM
good for the wizards. Now it's on ownership to keep him happy by surrounding him with a team worthy of a player of his calibre.

I Rock Shaqs
07-31-2013, 06:50 PM
Terrible awful deal.

Tmath
07-31-2013, 06:51 PM
good for the wizards. Now it's on ownership to keep him happy by surrounding him with a team worthy of a player of his calibre.

80 million should keep him happy. Now it's on Ownership and players to keep the fans happy.

numba1CHANGsta
07-31-2013, 07:08 PM
LMAO poor Wizards, Wall will leave after the contract is up guarantee, might even ask for a trade in 2-3 years lol

dtmagnet
07-31-2013, 07:34 PM
One of the new worst contracts in the league, Wall isn't even that good.

tredigs
07-31-2013, 07:56 PM
One of the new worst contracts in the league, Wall isn't even that good.

Eh he's pretty damn good. And young, and capable of being a face of a franchise that doesn't get big free agents. It's a pretty straight forward decision for them.

JNA17
07-31-2013, 08:15 PM
One of the new worst contracts in the league, Wall isn't even that good.

I'm not quite sure how averaging 20 points and 8 assists in the 2nd half of the season is "not that good".

He's got an obvious weakness with lack of shooting and defensive troubles, but he's like what? 22, 23 years old as well as one of the fastest players in the league.

All Wall needs to do is develop an consistent outside shot and he will IMO be the best point guard in the league. He's fast as hell and is a very capable passer when he has teammates around him. He just needs a jumpshot...

Kashmir13579
07-31-2013, 08:37 PM
Wall's agent just committed highway robbery.

Kashmir13579
07-31-2013, 08:39 PM
I wonder if he works on his jumper now that he's making 80mil.

JNA17
07-31-2013, 08:43 PM
Wall's agent just committed highway robbery.

Correct me I'm wrong but agents make 10% of a player's salary right? So that means his agent gets 8 million.

Damn...times like these when I wish I could be a sports agent. Probably not as easy as it looks but still...

MrfadeawayJB
08-01-2013, 12:23 AM
I think he might be able to live up to it. They would lose him if they didn't pay him, so good move

lol, please
08-01-2013, 01:03 AM
John Walls Era :faint:

JWorthy42
08-01-2013, 02:16 AM
Good move.

When you are the Wizards or any other team that is not a "hot spot", you will tend to overpay in order to retain your franchise player. Wall still has INFINITE potential and I can still see him being a Top 5 PG in this league some time in the next 4-5 years.

Congrats Wizards fans :)

RollingWave
08-01-2013, 04:45 AM
There are some potential worries, but I can totally see why the Wizards did it. he brings so much to the table, he just need to shoot ok to be very good.

LeperMessiah
08-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Well if he reaches superstar potential it's a steal if he manages to become an average starter. He won't be the worst paid average starter.

GiantsSwaGG
08-01-2013, 10:10 AM
For a PG with no jumper what's so ever, that's alot of money

ManningToTyree
08-01-2013, 11:01 AM
I think wall will prove this was a good move this season. He is primed to break out.

Pistol_Pete
08-01-2013, 01:35 PM
I don't know what to think about this, and I think that's the consensus here in this thread. My first inclination would be to say that Wall is not worth an $80M contract...but he might be. That's the problem. Playing well one half of a season isn't a career. He's shown flashes, he's been hurt, he's been not so great. If he lives up to his potential, it could be a great deal. If I had to guess, I would say that he'll end up being decent, but overpaid. I hope I'm wrong, because when he's on, he's nuts.

2-ONE-5
08-01-2013, 01:38 PM
if the Sixers still had Jrue I would be lving his contract soooo much more right now

B'sCeltsPatsSox
08-01-2013, 03:25 PM
If he stays uninjured for the majority of this contract it's great for the Wizards. It also isn't like the Wizards can actually get someone else on this same deal who is better so might as well lock him up now when he's got the potential to be one of the best PG's in the league.

sunsfan88
08-01-2013, 03:59 PM
He's very inconsistent and injury prone.

If he can stay healthy and be more consistent, then this is a fine contract for a young PG with star potential.

Chronz
08-01-2013, 04:37 PM
I wonder if he works on his jumper now that he's making 80mil.

Been getting better every year in every facet

IAmARanger18
08-01-2013, 05:02 PM
If he stays healthy and plays like he did when he came back from injury he will be worth every penny of this deal.

ShabbaWiz
08-02-2013, 08:16 AM
Good move by the Wizards. They will be in the playoffs this season. Laugh if you want to.

king4day
08-02-2013, 08:47 AM
I can't help but laugh at those who are knocking this deal. Just about every team in the league would have offered him the same if given the chance. If it wasn't done now, another weak team would have next year.

If Washington didn't do this then they would have been forced to rebuild all over again. There's no point as they are building up their youth and looking to make a run. Great move

THE MTL
08-02-2013, 08:49 AM
Way too much money and unnecessary too. He would have been a restricted FA so they could have matched another team's ridiculous offer but instead they just did it. I guess they haven't learned from that Arenas contract about spending on injury prone players.

Now if Wall can manage a healthy season, he's top five point guard in the NBA.

mortizgarcia
08-02-2013, 05:09 PM
Anybody who claims John Wall "Isn't even that good" clearly knows nothing about the game, one of the most underrated young players in the league who has the talent to become a top 5 PG in his prime, the wizard's improvement after he came back is a testament to that and if he would have been healthy all year I could have seen them finish 7th or 8th in the east.