John Wall and the Washington Wizards have come to an agreement on a 4 year/$170M super max contract extension that’ll begin in 2019. This is huge for the organization, as they now have a set direction for the future under Wall and running mate Bradley Beal. The future is looking bright in the nation’s capital, giving DC fans something to cheer about. With the Eastern Conference weakening year by year, they must act immediately to possibly one day, give the city an NBA championship.
Coming off a career year, Wall averaged a career high in points (23.1), assist (10.7) and steals (2.0), while being selected to his first All-NBA team and fourth straight All-Star game appearance. Coming off two knee surgeries, Wall has proved his doubters wrong by having his best year, he has proved that he’s one of the best PG’s in the NBA.
He improved his overall jump shot, and becoming a better finisher at the rim, while also improving his court vision. He’s shown he can run with the best in the league, and can produce at the highest level. Leading the Wizards to a 49-33 record, while winning the first division title since 1979, him and Washington can still improve tremendously now that he’s had a full healthy offseason to work on his jump shooting even more.
Now looking to the future, the Wizards now have their current three best players locked up, all signing max contracts within the last 2 off-seasons. Resigning Otto Porter Jr., who was one of the most accurate three-point shooter this season at just over 43% from three, the sky is the limit for them with their young stars. Washington should try to signing Pelicans C, DeMarcus Cousins. This can to give them one of, if not the best trio in the NBA today. Shedding some of its current contracts and going after Cousins would give Washington into championship level talent. If things go south with Anthony Davis and Cousins, I feel like the Wizards could be the front-runner to acquire his services. The former Kentucky duo have a chance to do something special for the Wizards, and I think both men realize this.
Also, now that Cavs PG Kyrie Irving has reportedly requested his departure from Cleveland as their window closes on another championship run, and Isaiah Thomas due up for a huge payday that Boston might not be too comfortable to pay, the time is now the Wizards to make their move. They have set themselves up for the future to do amazing things. They still need to improve their bench, but with players like Kelly Oubre Jr. leading the pack, drafting more young talent, and signing veteran players could give the Wizards the best chance out of the Eastern Conference to win an NBA title.