John Wall was once subjected to rumors of leaving Washington to be a Laker to form a superteam with DeMarcus Cousins. One week later, Wall signed a four-year extension worth $170 million. In an article written by Astasia Williams of USA Today, Wall made comments about his reason to stay with the wizards until the 2022-2023 season. The Washington brass also said they were excited to keep their core intact.

The only team Wall wants to play for

Wall said that he loves Washington and wants to play for the Wizards as long as he can. He said when fans were wondering if he would bolt next season, that he had an easy decision to make. He made praises towards the fans when he dealt with injuries. He claimed that the fans rallied behind him and that was another reason for why he loved Washington.

Wall is 26 years old and has spent his entire seven-year career with the Wizards.

He has averaged 18.8 points and 9.2 assists in his career. Wall wants to lead the Wizards to an NBA championship. The Wizards have not won a title since 1978. Wall led the Wizards to a division title for the first time in 38 years.

Wizards core intact for years

The Wizards are going to keep the core of Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter Jr. for years to come. Beal signed a five-year contract in 2016.

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Porter Jr. signed a five-year deal this offseason, and Wall will be with the team until at least the 2022-2023 season. The Wizards will not have to worry about the "drama" of wondering if their franchise players will leave.

However, it's unknown if this core will ever dethrone the Boston Celtics or the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards were the four seed this past season in the eastern conference. The Wizards will not be able to afford many premier free agents in the future with the contracts of Wall, Beal, and Porter Jr.

Wall could be greatest Wizard ever

As of now, Wall ranks seventh in all time points in Wizards history with 9,419 points. He already is the career leader in assists with 4,610 points. That record is going to grow though. The former record was held by Wes Unseld with 3,822 points. He is also the career leader in steals with 870 steals.

By the time Wall is done playing, he will be the leader in all three categories.

By the time, his contract runs out, Wall will be 31 years old and have spent 12 years with the Wizards. Who knows what Wall's career will look like five years down the road? One thing is for sure though, Wall could finish at the best player to have ever played in Washington D.C.

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