Wizards news: John Wall wants to play rest of career in Washington
After a successful 2016-17 NBA season, the Washington Wizards are poised to threaten the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. By taking the Celtics to seven games in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Wizards re-signed John Wall and Otto Porter while adding Tim Frazier, Mike Scott, and Jodie Meeks.
Wall: "This is the team I want to be with for the rest of my career and I won’t stop until we get to hang a banner in the rafters."
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) August 4, 2017
Despite averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 assists this past season, Wall is perhaps the most underrated player in the league. As the four-time All-Star looks to take the franchise past the second round, it will be interesting to see if the Wizards front office continues to make the necessary moves.
With the team’s core returning for the 2017-18 season, Wall recently stated he feels they are ‘one piece away’ from being a true championship contender. He even recruited Paul George before the Indiana Pacers ultimately traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.
In a time when superstars are relocating to win championships, it is rare to find a player like Wall who is trying to win with the team that originally drafted him with the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Although the circumstances can quickly change in this league, Wall’s loyalty to the franchise will hopefully result in his first championship in the near future.