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07:06 AM ET 07.25 | Soon, it appears, John Wall will hit the NBA's ultimate jackpot. The Washington Wizards have made significant progress toward completing a five-year, $80 million maximum contract extension for [Wall], league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Wizards will make Wall their designated franchise player, allowing him to get the fifth year on the extension, sources said. The Wizards and Wall's agent, Dan Fegan, have until Oct. 31 to complete an agreement on the rookie extension for Wall to avoid restricted free agency next summer, but are moving swiftly to reach a deal. There's strong belief on both sides that an agreement will be reached soon, but there are still contractual details and terms that need to be agreed upon before it can be formalized, league sources said.

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July 25, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Very good player but also very injury-prone.

July 25, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Dan Fegan is a great agent. He gets his players $$$$ they don't deserve. Fegan is smart to get Wall the max now because next summer will be the summer of superstar free agents.

July 25, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Wow.Not sure why they don't wait ....he's a RFA and it doesn't seem like they are going to be saving any $ by doing it now

Lakers will be desperate.

July 25, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Wow.Not sure why they don't wait ....he's a RFA and it doesn't seem like they are going to be saving any $ by doing it now

Washington has to do what it can to make sure it holds on to its top players/"stars". Top FAs aren't exactly getting in line to play there.

July 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Too Much For Too Little, Bro.

July 25, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Wow.Not sure why they don't wait ....he's a RFA and it doesn't seem like they are going to be saving any $ by doing it now

agree. Now John Wall can relax and doesn't need to play as hard to earn it

July 25, 2013  11:14 AM ET

Talent wise perhaps the $ is market price. But every situation is different. Wall has NEVER played a full season injury free. He hasn't made the playoffs. He hasn't been a leader.
Simply throwing money at a "potential" is foolish, even for a Wizard team where no big stars are willing to go. It isn't like they have severe competition for Wall's services at the moment.

This will be a C- grade at this point in time. If and when he has a phenomenal year and proves himself as a leader, the grade may be better, but for right now, it is a poor investment.

July 25, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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Good for him.Wall looks like he could be a top 5 pg if he continues to play like he did at the end of last season.But at 12 and 8 mil per, Curry and Conley seem like bargains.

GSW was wise to lock up Curry before his contract ended. He would be close to max money. I don't think Wall is the relaxing type he is trying to get the Wizards in the playoffs this year. I think they may make it.

PPG FG% Ast/g STL/g FT% Reb/g
19.8 0.44 7.9 1.5 0.81 4.4

Was his stats February onward. These are impressive numbers as he has seen to put together his speed with purpose.

July 25, 2013  11:27 AM ET
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GSW was wise to lock up Curry before his contract ended. He would be close to max money. I don't think Wall is the relaxing type he is trying to get the Wizards in the playoffs this year. I think they may make it.PPG FG% Ast/g STL/g FT% Reb/g19.8 0.44 7.9 1.5 0.81 4.4Was his stats February onward. These are impressive numbers as he has seen to put together his speed with purpose.

If you want to throw around stats for such a small sample size and equate contracts to it, I can find you atleast 25 players worth a $100M deal.
Remember Linsanity for a few weeks? Heck even Jeff Teague averaged better than those numbers in Jan through Feb, max guy?

I would look at the entire body of work to determine if someone is worth near-max dollars. And especially since NO ONE is competing for his services right now, why jump the gun?

July 25, 2013  11:28 AM ET

The Wizards better go see the Wiz of Oz.

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July 25, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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Talent wise perhaps the $ is market price. But every situation is different. Wall has NEVER played a full season injury free. He hasn't made the playoffs. He hasn't been a leader.Simply throwing money at a "potential" is foolish, even for a Wizard team where no big stars are willing to go. It isn't like they have severe competition for Wall's services at the moment.This will be a C- grade at this point in time. If and when he has a phenomenal year and proves himself as a leader, the grade may be better, but for right now, it is a poor investment.

ESPN,

You are wrong he played 2011-2012 every single game of the lockout season he played and started. The thing you have to remember he is just 22 he took a bit longer to progress comparing him to say Rose but he is showing progress. The only thing he has to work on is jump shots and being a leader. They really don't have to give him deal now I agree with that could have waited until after the season.

July 25, 2013  11:52 AM ET
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If you want to throw around stats for such a small sample size and equate contracts to it, I can find you atleast 25 players worth a $100M deal.Remember Linsanity for a few weeks? Heck even Jeff Teague averaged better than those numbers in Jan through Feb, max guy?I would look at the entire body of work to determine if someone is worth near-max dollars. And especially since NO ONE is competing for his services right now, why jump the gun?

I used February on because he was out until January last year. Lin was exposed once he played a few elite teams and was getting ripped. He is an ok lower tier PG though. Lin also means plenty to teams with how much he rakes in from China. The Wizards see a player progressing who only weakness is a jumpshot that is close in % to Westbrook(39% vs.37%, 35% for Rose) and being a leader.

You can't compare what are players worth. LeBron is probably worth 30 mil/yr but he can't make 30mil so that is water over the bridge.

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July 25, 2013  12:16 PM ET

JGB,

I think someone would have offered Curry max regardless and they would have had to matched so it was wise to get him a good deal before someone offered him a max deal.

July 25, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Stupid. This guy is a bust.

 
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