Wizards owner confident John Wall will sign extension
With the new NBA CBA, a lot of players entering their late 20’s are getting a chance to earn incredible sums of money. Under the new Designated Veteran rule, a lot of people got paid this summer. Stephen Curry got around $200 million from the Golden State Warriors, and James Harden received an record-breaking extension with the Rockets.
Potentially the next player to sign a huge extension is John Wall. The Washington Wizards point guard currently has a four-year, $170 million extension on the table. While he has not signed yet, the feel around the league is that he is staying in D.C. However, he is interested in what his family has got to say and what the Wizards will do with the roster.
In addition to that, if he makes an All-NBA team, the deal becomes a five-year, $200 million max, similar to the deal Curry signed.
After taking in all of those factors, it’s hard to make a prediction what exactly will happen. However, one person is confident in what he believes will happen.
Wizards owner Ted Leonsis spoke to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post and was pretty direct.
Ted Leonsis' full quote on DPE: "My prediction is John Wall will sign his extension. He wants to be here & my goal is to have no drama."
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) July 19, 2017
Leonsis has a lot of insight, naturally, into the situation. Due to this, it’s probable that Wall signs that extension. The only questions remain about the financial side of the deal, and when exactly the signing happens.