John Wall is staying in DC, as he’s agreed to a four-year, $170 million extension with the Washington Wizards, reports ESPN.
The deal beings in 2019 and includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker.
Wall has two years and $37 million left on his current contract. And apparently, the Wizards were only able to offer the max deal, because he was named to the All-NBA third team this past season. If he had not made one of the three All-NBA teams last season or next, he wouldn’t be eligible for the megadeal.
“I just had to think it out with my family and friends and make a decision,” Wall said in a video for the UNINTERRUPTED. “Y’all know where I wanted to be at. I’m happy I’m coming back another four years to be a Washington Wizard. Y’all know what I’m going for. Definitely gonna bring y’all the championship, that’s my ultimate goal, and I won’t stop till I get it.”
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) July 22, 2017
In addition to Wall, the Wizards have already brought back Otto Porter Jr., after matching a $106 million, four-year offer sheet he signed with the Brooklyn Nets. With that, the team keeps their trio of Wall, Porter and Bradley Beal intact.