The Washington Wizards give John Wall a “supermax” contract extension (2017)
After a 2016-2017 season in which he averaged career bests in points (23.1), assists (10.7), and steals (2.0) per game, John Wall was named Third-Team All-NBA after the season, and thus became eligible for a “supermax” contract. In a gesture of goodwill to a guy the Wizards saw as their franchise cornerstone, they handed Wall said supermax extension — which was set to kick in after his current contract expired in 2019.
Now, the Wizards will be responsible for paying him over $38 million per year starting in 2019-2020, with him coming off a series of injuries that includes a torn Achilles’ tendon. He is now considered to have the worst contract in the NBA.