On July 26, the president of the Washington Wizards, Ernie Grunfeld, announced that the Wizards have officially signed John Wall to a contract extension, per Wizards Today.
This signing means stability for the Wizards for years to come…It’s John’s unique blend of skill and leadership that makes us a championship-caliber team.
For Wall, the decision to stay with Washington long-term was a no-brainer:
“Returning to the only team I’ve known in my professional career was an easy decision for me,” said Wall. “I want to thank my family, Mr. Leonsis, Ernie Grunfeld, all of my coaches and my teammates for their amazing support over the last seven years.”
Wall had one of his best seasons with the Wizards in 2016-17. Along with career high averages in points, assists, steals, and field goal percentage, he also led the Wizards into the playoffs with confidence.
Wizards Today described Wall’s outstanding achievements, with averages of 23.1 points, 10.7 assists, and 2 steals per game in the regular season, not to mention 27.2 points, 10.3 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per outing in the playoffs.
With Wall finishing his 7th year in the NBA, he has made tremendous improvements to many aspects of his game. As a result, he has rightfully earned the title of leader in the nation’s capital.
More from Wall:
“I understand my role as the leader of this franchise and I will continue to work hard to improve my game and make our team better. Washington, D.C., is my second home and I take seriously my efforts in the community and look forward to strengthening that bond. Our fans are amazing and I’m excited to bring them and this city continued success and a team they can be proud of.”
As the Kentucky product continues to break milestones at a young age and join some of the greats to ever play the game, the Wizards are excited to keep one of the most versatile guards in the game today on their squad for years to come.