According to several reports, John Wall, is expected to receive the max extension from the Washington Wizards. After missing the first half of the season with a knee injury, Wall has been playing like an All Star as of late.
“If they believe I’m their franchise guy, that I’m the max player that I feel that I am, they’ll do what’s best for them,” Wall said. “I feel like they believe in me. My coaches and my organization believe in me. The owner (Ted Leonsis) and GM (Ernie Grunfeld) believe in me. … They like what I’ve been doing lately.”
Since Wall's return, the Washington Wizards are above .500 and would easily qualify for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference had they maintained that record for the entire year. There are some that question Wall’s perimeter jumper, since he is shooting under 30% from the three-point line. However, there is no denying Wall’s impact with the Wizards record when he is on the floor.
“I feel like I’m a max guy, just on how I am as a person. I feel like I make my teammates better,” Wall said. “I’m just a leader. I like to lead and I feel like I can change the organization.”