Is John Wall Worth a Max Deal from the Washington Wizards?

August 6th, 2013 by Jonathan Munshaw Leave a reply »

When the Washington Wizards decided to give John Wall a five-year, $80 million extension, team president Ernie Grunfeld and the rest of the front office made the decision to make Wall the face of the franchise.

Not only is this a huge monetary investment for the Wizards, but it is also an investment in the future of the team.

Washington hasn't been a relevant basketball town since the Gilbert Arenas years, and even then the team couldn't find success in the playoffs. Now, the Wizards are hoping Wall can be the leader of their club for the foreseeable future.

But is the former No. 1 overall pick worth about $16 million per year?

In short—yes.

Looking at Wall’s stats from the first three years of his career is just scratching the surface of what Wall means to the Wizards. A deeper look into his value makes him seem almost invaluable to the future of basketball in the nation’s capital, and here’s why.


The overall improvement of the team with Wall in the lineup

The Wizards were dealt a huge blow before the 2012-13 season even began, when ...

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