agrees to four-year contract extension with Wizards
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[July 22, 2017]
(Reuters) - Point guard John
Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a four-year, $170
million contract extension, according to multiple reports on Friday.
Wall, 26, is coming off the best season of his career and was
eligible to sign a supermax contract after being named to the
All-NBA Third Team last season.
Wall did not sign immediately in the off-season but quickly silenced
any doubters by committing back to the team that drafted him first
overall in 2010.
Wall helped lead the Wizards to the Eastern Conference semi-finals
before losing to Boston in a seven-game series this past season.
The four-time All-Star averaged career highs in points (23.1),
assists (10.7) and steals (2.0) in 78 games last season, his seventh
in the NBA.
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) celebrates after defeating
the Boston Celtics in game six of the second round of the 2017 NBA
Playoffs at Verizon Center. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Wall, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Houston's James Harden
were the only players to average 20 points and 10 assists last
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Amlan
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