It’s a simple, yet complex decision for the Washington Wizards.
John Wall is the team’s unquestioned franchise player. It would be incredibly difficult to replace him and build around someone else. From that standpoint, it makes sense that Washington is locking him up for five years and the maximum $80 million it can give the former top overall pick.
The problem? Wall is nowhere near as good as other point guards given max contracts in recent years. He has to sound confident when he gets a contract like that, so it’s logical that he told The Sporting News that “I feel like I am right up there with the best of them” and that “I feel like when I am healthy, I stack right up there with them. I put myself in that category.”
That’s nice, John. But no one else does.