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John Wall's new contract with Wizards, by the numbers

John Wall's new contract with Wizards, by the numbers

John Wall earned a massive pay raise over the weekend when he and the Wizards agreed to a four-year, $170 million contract that will begin with the 2019-20 season. Here are some notes and numbers to consider with Wall's new deal...

*Wall does not immediately jump Bradley Beal and Otto Porter as the highest paid player on the team. He will make just over $18 million in 2017-18 and $19.1 million the following season as he plays out the rest of his first max contract.

*When Wall's contract kicks in for the 2019-20 season, he will make $37.8 million to start. By then the question of who is the highest paid athlete in D.C., if anyone cares, could get interesting. Wall will be making a ton of money, but will Bryce Harper of the Nationals surpass that number? Wall's will only go up from there. 

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*Here is how Wall's salary breaks out over the course of his six years under contract:

2017-18 - $18.063 million

2018-19 - $19.169 million

2019-20 - $37.800 million

2020-21 - $40.824 million

2021-22 - $43.848 million

2022-23 - $46.872 million

Via Spotrac

[RELATED: How will Wall develop over the course of his contract?]

*The Wizards have $125.232 million in payroll committed for the 2017-18 season. They have $127.755 million set for 2018-19, $107.593 million for 2019-20 and $98.065 million for 2020-21. Beal and Porter come off the books following that season.

*Ian Mahinmi is the only Wizards player besides Wall, Beal and Porter with a contract past the 2018-19 season.

*Wall's $170 million deal is up there with the biggest contracts ever handed out in the NBA. It's right behind Stephen Curry ($201 million), Blake Griffin ($172 million) and tied with James Harden. Like Harden, Wall's four-year deal is technically just south of $170 million.

*Because it will take two years to kick in, Wall currently remains a bargain in today's NBA. His $18 million will not even rank in the top 45 among players next season.

*Wall's contract will keep him in Washington through the age of 32. He is set to play for the Wizards through his 13th NBA season. That would tie the entire career of legends like Wes Unseld, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kevin McHale and Isaiah Thomas. Michael Jordan played 13 total years for the Bulls.

[RELATED: John Wall agrees to four-year supermax extension]


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NBA Power Rankings 2017-18: Celtics still won't lose, Wizards rise

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NBA Power Rankings 2017-18: Celtics still won't lose, Wizards rise

The Celtics passed their toughest test yet with a win over the Warriors. 

The league's leading defense held the defending champion Warriors to a season-low 88 points Thursday night to keep its winning streak alive, and added their 15th straight win Saturday against the Hawks.

Spoiler alert: there's obviously no way you can move them from the top spot after doing all that. 


The Sixers and Knicks are actually above .500, and see themselves rising, while teams like the Clippers and Thunder can't seem to put a consistent stretch together. 

Heck, the Clippers would be happy for a win at this point. 

The Magic also seem to be leveling out after a strong start to the season.

To see where all 30 teams came in this week, check out our latest NBA Power Rankings.


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Wizards at Bucks: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

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Wizards at Bucks: TV, live stream and radio info, things to watch

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and the Washington Wizards battle Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Here is all you need to know: TV, live stream and radio info, tip-off time, plus three things to watch…


Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
TV: NBC Sports Washington (coverage begins at 7 p.m.)
Live stream: NBCSportsWashington.com
Online with no cable TV: fuboTV (try for free)
Radio: 1500 AM

Three things to watch...

Can Wall play?

The Wizards were without star point guard on Sunday night, as John Wall sat out due to a swollen left knee. The Wizards lost and it was in large part due to their lack of offense. They scored only 91 points, their second-lowest output of the season so far. With a healthy Wall, maybe that doesn't happen.

Head coach Scott Brooks told reporters in Toronto that Wall could miss Monday's game as well. But by tipoff Wall will have had two full days off following his last game, on Friday against the Heat. The Bucks, though, present a unique challenge with a deep backcourt featuring Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton and others. This is also the second game of a back-to-back for the Wizards. They were 7-9 in games with zero days rest last year.


Recent history

The Wizards won three of their four matchups against the Bucks last season and have taken 14 of their last 19 meetings going back to 2012. Washington has absolutely owned the Bucks and that hasn't changed even in recent years with the emergence of Giannis Antetokounmpo as a superstar. The Bucks, though, are a different team with Bledsoe so there is no guarantee the recent success continues.

One thing to keep in mind is that these teams had a bit of bad blood last year. The Bucks' lone win against the Wizards was on Dec. 23 in Milwaukee. The Bucks won in a blowout and Antetokounmpo remained in late in the game to chase a career-high in points. The Wizards didn't like that and after beating them in a rematch on Dec. 26 several players including Wall said publicly they thought it was disrespectful.


Bucks are on the rise

Speaking of Antetokounmpo, the guy just keeps getting better. This year he's averaging a ridiculous line of 30.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals. He is shooting a cool 56.3 percent and so far looks like a legitimate MVP candidate.

Antetokounmpo has some help, too. Middleton is averaging 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals. Brogdon, the reigning rookie of the year, is averaging 14.1 points and 3.8 assists. There is also Bledsoe, who hasn't quite broken out yet since joining the Bucks in a trade.