John Wall and the Washington Wizards are in negotiations for a contract extension that could offer the No. 1 pick of the 2010 draft a four-year max deal. Wall put up 23.9 points per game on 48.3 percent shooting and 41.7 percent from the three in his last 20 games of last season, but he's been tagged as injury prone in his short NBA career.
CSN Washington's J. Michael suggested that while Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld wouldn't comment on the situation, or whether or not he expected an agreement to be consummated quickly, one could tell by how quickly he moved in the offseason that his intention is to move quicker rather than later on the Wall deal.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry signed a four-year, $44 million deal last season that could be similar to what Wall is looking at. This is clearly the player the Wizards want to build around
Is he worth it, though? Just as important a question is whether it's worth it to Wall to even have these discussion with the Wizards, who haven't always seemed committed to winning. With him facing injury problems so early and often in his career, it still seems too early to tell.