John Wall’s extension includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 22, 2017
The Washington Wizards just threw the bag at John Wall. Cash Rules Everything Around Me and John Wall is now swimming in it. James Harden and Steph Curry all cashed in on the biggest contracts ever and now Wall is the next to take advantage of this new collective bargaining agreement that rewards players for resigning.
But Wall’s resigning will doom the Washington Wizards.
This team will perpetually be one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference annually but the front office has made some awful decisions financially and they have backed themselves into a corner in which they cannot get out.
Ian Mahinmi wasn’t good enough to touch the floor during the NBA playoffs. He makes $16 million a year until 2020. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter both have max contracts and now John Wall has a max extension.
It’s of course not John Wall’s fault for taking the money but there is zero roster flexibility for this team. Everyone is locked up for multiple years and they’re all making more than they probably ought to.
The Washington Wizards are doomed but everybody is getting paid soooo POP BOTTLES.
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