It was reported a few weeks back that the Washington Wizards had offered John Wall a huge contract extension, but he had decided to think it over before deciding to agree to those terms. Well, here we have it, late on a Friday night, news is breaking that Wall has agreed to stay in Washington through 2023.
John Wall has agreed to the designated player veteran exception in Washington, per source, that will pay him a total of $207M through 2023.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 22, 2017
Wall’s extension is for 4 years and $170 million. And to think, some people think he should’ve stayed four years and received his college degree rather than going one and done. I think he probably got the better end of that situation.
John Wall will be making $42.5 million a year starting in 2019. But if only he got that college degree, am I right? https://t.co/613WeLJqo7
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) July 22, 2017
Quick shoutout to our own Jack Pilgrim for the number crunch and the subtle jab at the haters. Even more impressive than that number is what Wall could potentially be making per game in the final year of his contract.
If John Wall exercises the 4th year on his designated player extension,he will make $570,743 per #NBA in season game in final yr of ext.
— Robert Raiola, CPA (@SportsTaxMan) July 22, 2017
A huge congrats to Wall and his family. This is exactly what Coach Cal is always talking about when he says he wants to change lives for these kids. It won’t be long until we’re hearing about deals like this for a bunch of former Kentucky guys.