It started in the NBA when Steph Curry signed his $203 million deal to remain with the Golden State Warriors long term. After that James Harden inked a new contract extension that will pay him well over $220 million to remain with the Houston Rockets until 2023. With players like Paul George, Kevin Durant, and Chris Paul leaving big money to chase titles, it is nice to see players remain loyal to their teams. The latest NBA superstar to make that move is Washington Wizards All-Star John Wall.

New John Wall contract

John Wall has echoed what James Harden did with the Houston Rockets. Paul signed a new four-year extension worth $170 million to remain with the Washington Wizards. Wall still had two years left on his current contract so the new deal kicks in for the 2019-20 NBA season. This will keep Wall in Washington until 2023, at least. Wall is still scheduled to make $37 million on his current deal, meaning he will make $207 million over the next six seasons.

John Wall announced his decision to his fans on the Uninterrupted Twitter feed.

John Wall is 26-years-old and has played with the Washington Wizards since he came into the NBA from Kentucky. Through his seven seasons, Wall has averaged 18.8 points-per-game, although his 23.1 points-per-game last season was a career high.

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John has also averaged double-digit assists for three straight seasons, with a career high 10.7 assists-per-game in the 2016-17 NBA season.

To add to his accolades, John Wall is also a four-time NBA All-Star and because he was an All-Star last season, the Washington Wizards were able to offer him the super max contract. With Wall as their leader, the Wizards won a Division title this past season, the team's first since 1979.

Washington Wizards 2017-18 outlook

Inking John Wall to a new contract extension with the super max deal ensures that the Washington Wizards will keep their superstar for a long time. The team finished fourth in the Eastern Conference last season before losing to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the NBA playoffs.

With Kyrie Irving demanding a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Eastern Conference suddenly looks wide open with the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Washington Wizards all setting themselves to compete in the East.

Washington signed Otto Porter Jr., matching a $106 million, four-year deal, to keep the star. This means that John Wall, Porter, and Bradley Beal will remain the core of this hot young Wizards team.

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