Current Contract: $7.5 million in 2013-14, $9.7 million qualifying offer in 2014-15
Why He Deserves Extension: Elite end-to-end speed and body control, and potential to average 20 points or 9-10 assists per game.
A $9.7 million qualifying offer for 2014-15 sounds nice, but when you consider John Wall's current market value and rising stock, the Washington Wizards need to send a truck of money his way if they want to keep him until 2019.
And they will.
According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, Washington is nearing a five-year, $80 million dollar deal with the acrobatic speedster:
Wall and the Wizards are near an agreement on a maximum contract extension worth roughly $80 million over the next five years, according to multiple published reports. The Wizards began negotiations with Wall’s agent, Dan Fegan, last week.
In the open floor, the 22-year-old floor general is uncontainable, and in half-court scenarios, he's almost equally liable to break down opponents and create opportunities.
Will he ever be a 20-point, 10-assist point guard? Maybe not. But he'll come darn close, and that's still phenomenal production.
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