Washington Wizards offer John Wall four-year, $168M extension

BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: John Wall
BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: John Wall /

The Washington Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year, $168M extension. The deal is known as the “supermax” deal under the new custom bargaining agreement.

The Washington Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year, $168M extension, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The deal known as the “supermax” deal under the NBA’s new custom bargaining agreement.

Wall is being offered the supermax deal because he made the All-NBA team this year. He currently has two years and $37M left on his current contract, and if he signs this deal, he would be signed on with the Washington Wizards until the 2022-23 season.

Wall has said that he’s going to take some time to think about whatever offer the Wizards send his way. At the NBA’s inaugural awards show this past Monday night, Wall told The Washington Post, “I just want to kind of see what they do throughout free agency, talk to my family, talk to my agency and my managers and see what we want to do. It’s definitely a place I want to be … I’ve just got to make sure things are going in the right direction, and make sure we are building the team in the way we want to be, and don’t get locked up in a situation where you might not feel comfortable.”

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It’s obvious that Wall does enjoy being in Washington, and he seems committed to the team, but he also wants to win, and if the Wizards aren’t going in the direction he wants them to, he’s going to consider other options.

That being said, it seems like the Wizards are trying their hardest to turn the team into a championship contender. Wall has been reportedly actively recruiting Indiana Pacers star Paul George to get him to request a trade to the team, and there’s been some light talk about the possibility that New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony could potentially join the team.

The Washington Wizards have two important free agents to address this offseason. First, there’s Bojan Bogdanovic (and if you heard he signed with the Sacramento Kings, don’t worry, that was a different Bogdanovic), a player the Wizards traded for last season who proved to be a useful player off the bench.

Second, there’s perhaps the biggest free agent they have to deal with this offseason: Otto Porter, who really showed his star potential this past season. The Wizards are reportedly interested in a sign-and-trade deal that would send Porter to the Pacers to get George, however they’ve also reportedly said that they will be making an “aggressive” offer to Porter once free agency begins.

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Regardless of what they do, Wall has said he wants to be a Wizard. “I love being in Washington, I love playing there, and there’s not another city I’d really want to play for,” he said. Hopefully the front office is able to help build a championship contending team around him.