Ever since the signing of Gilbert Arenas, the Washington Wizards organization has struggled to find its identity. In 2008, Washington lost Arenas to a series of knee surgeries that put a premature end to the star’s career. Since then, they have tried several different strategies to end their playoff drought. Many players have come and gone but one thing is certain Andray Blatche and Nick Young; that REALLY didn’t work.
Tuesday afternoon, however, was a day to rejoice for all fans of the Washington Wizards. Ever since point guard John Wall was drafted in 2010, the organization knew they wanted him as the face of their franchise. Through the ups and downs of his first three seasons, it was clear to all fans that in order to win they needed John Wall on the floor. He boosted attendance, won games, and finished his third season averaging 18.6 points, 7.6 assists, and 4.0 rebounds a contest. These factors proved to be enough for ownership to sign him to the NBA’s maximum contract. Wall showed continued growth from his sophomore campaign and proved to the organization he is their future. Tuesday may go down as one of the most important or horrific days in the history of the Washington Wizards. For now it’s a blessing and only time will tell the story of John Wall. Congratulations on receiving a 5 year 80 million dollar contract extension!