Washington Wizards John Wall signs max deal


Washington Wizards guard John Wall officially signed his maximum five-year, $80 million contract extension Wednesday afternoon, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.

The deal is expected to be released on Thursday during a news conference, that has been scheduled since last week. Wall struggled through injuries in 2012-13, but was a beast after the All-Star break. He is just now getting an adequate supporting cast around him.

Wall, 22, averaged 20.7 points, 4.5 boards, 7.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 31 game post-break games and looked like the star everyone expected when he was taken with the No. 1 overall pick.