Whether you agree with it or not, John Wall may be getting the max deal he wanted all along. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Washington Wizards are close to completing an extension for Wall which will pay him $80 million over five years. While the Wizards have until October 31 to reach a deal to prevent the 22-year-old point guard from becoming a restricted free agent next summer, Stein is reporting that an agreement could be finalized as early as August 1.
Wall, who has dealt with numerous injuries throughout his young career, is still a valuable asset for the Wizards going forward. If J-Wall can improve on his career highs in points per game (18.5) and field goal percentage (44.1 percent) from last season, this impending deal could prove to be a worthwhile investment for Washington.
After all, the guy is only 22 and hopefully has plenty of years in the NBA in his future.
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[via Marc Stein]