John Wall has agreed to a max deal with the Washington Wizards. He will be cashing in $80 million over five years.
This is a big step by Washington. Although John Wall is a franchise player, the former #1 draft pick has not lived up to most peoples expectations just yet.
Over the course of his 3-year career, Wall has averaged 16.9 points, 8.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds, alongside his 1.5 steals per game. From the field, Wall shoots an average 42%. His three-point shot has improved, but is yet to be consistent and deadly.
The risky part of this deal? Wall missed 33 games last season, and was out for a portion of his rookie season as well. Although he is considered to be injury prone, Wall is still worth a max deal due to his talent level. He dominated after last seasons all-star break. During his last 10 games, Wall averaged 23.3 points, 7.6 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.
Wizard fans have a bright future to look forward to. Although Otto Porter Jr. was disappointing during the summer league, the youngster still has a ton of room to grow. At shooting guard, the Wizards have Bradley Beal. The 20-year-old sharpshooter shot near 40% from the three-point line last season, while averaging 14 points and 4 rebounds per game.