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John Wall | Guard | #2

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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John Wall (rest) will not play in the Wizards preseason finale Friday night vs. the Knicks.
Tim Frazier will get the start at point guard. The Wiz made sure to limit Wall's minutes this preseason. He appeared in three games and averaged just 19.4 minutes per contest. Wall is poised to build on a phenomenal 2016-17 campaign and has a chance to return first-round value this season. Oct 13 - 11:18 AM

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John Wall said that he often wears a hoodie and sunglasses as part of his battle with migraines.

"I have migraines a lot, so I always wear hoodies," Wall said. "If you know me, I've always got shades on and I wear hoodies with shorts." He dealt with migraines as recently as March of last season, at which point we wrote, "[Wall] had a gallon of water as he arrived to the arena and warmed up wearing a hoodie." He also dealt with migraines for a few weeks in early 2015, but obviously has a regimen to deal with them. Nothing suggests this will be an issue going forward, and Wall only broached the topic because people were comparing him to 'Hoodie Melo'.
Oct 9 - 12:26 AM

John Wall will not play in Monday's preseason opener against the Guangzhou Long-Lions, and Tomas Satoransky will draw the start in his place.

Wall isn't dealing with any kind of injury, but this is a meaningless game against a non-NBA team, so head coach Scott Brooks will withhold his star point guard from participating. Brooks also said that while he'll allow Bradley Beal to step on the court tonight, he'll only grant him roughly 10 minutes of playing time.
Oct 2 - 5:30 PM

John Wall's four-year, $170 million contract extension became official on Wednesday.

Wall called it an "easy decision" to agree to a deal that will keep him in Washington through the 2022-23 season. Team president Ernie Grunfeld said that Wall has "constantly worked to improve and expand his game and has developed into an All-NBA player who has elevated our franchise and electrified our fans." He's been remarkably durable over the past four seasons and should once again return cumulative first-round value in 8-cat fantasy leagues.
Jul 26 - 10:31 PM

John Wall has agreed to the designated player veteran exception with the Wizards for a total of $207 million through 2023.

Wall's extension includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker, per ESPN. Wall will be the franchise player for the Wizards and should contend for the league lead in dimes. One year after surgery on both knees, Wall should be set for a big season.
Jul 21 - 10:01 PM

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis predicted John Wall will sign his designated player extension.

"He wants to be here and my goal is to have no drama," Leonsis said. It's obvious that the Wizards want to have Wall around at the max, but they do have to convince Wall that the Wizards will be able to compete for a title. Despite surgery on both knees last offseason, Wall played in 78 games with career-high averages in points, assists, steals and offensive rebounds.
Jul 19 - 5:00 PM

John Wall said he's not ready to talk about a contract extension.

The Wizards have a four-year max extension on the table that would start after the 2019 season, but it sounds like Wall is going to take his time making a decision. "Not yet," he said. "Everybody knows where I want to be." He added that his offseason goal is work on his conditioning so that he will have the stamina to better close out games. Wall underwent surgeries to both knees prior to last season, but he was excellent with averages of 23.1 points, 10.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.1 3-pointers. Fantasy owners can feel comfortable about selecting him at the turn of the first and second rounds.
Source: CSN
Jul 10 - 9:27 PM

The Wizards are expected to offer John Wall a Designated Player Exception after free agency starts.

That offer would be a four-year deal starting after the 2019 season and pay Wall the highest amount possible. However, Wall reportedly isn't sure if he is going to take it because he wants to make sure the Wizards are going in the right direction before making such a long-term commitment.
Jun 30 - 7:41 PM

John Wall spoke about trying to recruit Pacers forward Paul George, who will be a free agent after the upcoming season.

"Look at our team. We are one piece away," Wall said. "We have the point guard, we have the shooting guard, we have the center, we have the power forward. Our 3-man, [Otto Porter Jr.], did great for us. You can't take nothing away from what he did. But, [George] is a guy that can guard LeBron and go back at LeBron. It's a piece that you're going to need to win. If you don't have a guy who can do that, you don't have a chance. George appears to have his sights set on L.A. or Cleveland in the end, but it's not unthinkable that he could opt to join forces with Wall and Beal in Washington for the right deal. Either way, George's days in Indy appear to be numbered and it will be fun to watch his negotiations until we see where he'll finally land.
Jun 27 - 3:23 AM

John Wall said that he would like the Wizards to improve their depth this offseason.

"We need to help our bench," said Wall. "Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series that we had in the [Eastern Conference] semifinals, our bench got outplayed." In particular, the Wiz need to add quality backup guards. Wal was clearly worn down by the end of the seven-game series vs. Boston. Tomas Satoransky and Trey Burke were inconsistent all season. Washington then signed Brandon Jennings, but Jennings was awful in the postseason. The Wiz need to add a reliable backup PG to limit the wear-and-tear on Wall going forward.
May 26 - 11:30 AM

The Wizards "top priority" this offseason will be signing John Wall to an extension, according to CSN Washington.

Wall is coming off the best season of his career. In 2016-17, Wall became just the third player in NBA history to average at least 23 points, 10 assists and two steals per game. Becuase he was named to an All-NBA team, he is eligible to sign a Designated Player Veteran Extension this summer. The extension would be worth $168 million over four years, beginning in 2019-20. However, according to the report, Wall "wants to see a bigger picture plan on where the franchise is headed before committing."
May 23 - 1:36 PM

As a result of being named to the All-NBA Third Team, John Wall is eligible to sign a Designated Player Veteran Extension this summer.

Wall has two years left on his current deal but is now able to sign a four-year, $168 million extension that would kick in for the 2019–20 season. In the past, Wall had previously voiced his displeasure after seeing inferior point guards, such as Reggie Jackson, sign contracts worth more than his. Both he and the Wiz may consider committing to each other long term, which would lock in a major pay raise for Wall. He would earn $37.5 million in the first season of that new deal.
May 19 - 11:25 AM

John Wall said that he feels fine physically heading into the offseason and that he doesn't expect to undergo any further knee procedures.

Despite a bitterly disappointing end to the season due to a poor performance in Game 7 vs. Boston, the 2016-17 campaign was very encouraging overall for Wall. Not only did he put up the best all-around numbers of his career in the regular season and the playoffs, he was also able to remain healthy. He was held out of back-to-backs in November, and there was fear he would frequently be sidelined, but he ended up starting 78 of 82 regular season contests and all 13 playoff games. He won't last past the second round in fantasy drafts next fall.
May 16 - 1:47 PM

John Wall faded down the stretch of Monday's Game 7 loss to Boston, finishing with 18 points, 11 assists, seven rebounds and one triple in 44 minutes.

Wall was one of the best performers in the postseason prior to Monday, but he ran out of gas tonight and gave the Wizards very little when it mattered the most -- he failed to score in the final 19 minutes and was 0-of-11 from the field as he settled for jumpers instead of taking it to the rim. While this is a brutal way to end his season, Wall can hold his head high after leading his team to a 49-33 record with averages of 23.1 points, 10.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.1 3-pointers. Despite having surgeries on both knees before the season, he rewarded his fantasy owners with a top-20 campaign.
May 15 - 11:41 PM

John Wall hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to beat the Celtics 92-91 in Game 6 on Friday, finishing with 26 points, two rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

Game 7, baby. Game 7. Wall hit his first go-ahead shot in his career with less than 10 seconds on the clock to snap an 0-of-6 before tonight. He was also struggling in a big way early in the game, going just 1-of-12 to start, but got hot and finished 8-of-13 after that to get to 23 points in the second half. After the game, Wall had some things to say about the Celtics showing up to Verizon Center in all black. "Don't come to my city wearing all black telling us it's a funeral," he said on the ESPN broadcast. The Wizards have been getting killed on the road with a -11.8 net rating on the road, so they'll have their hands full in Boston on Monday.
May 12 - 11:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Tim Frazier
3Tomas Satoransky
SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
3Sheldon Mac
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi