John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a four-year, $170 million contract extension that will keep Wall on the Wizards until 2023, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. Wall’s contract also includes a 15-percent trade kicker and a player option on the final year.
The signing is the third instance of a Designated Player Veteran Extension, also known as the “supermax,” after James Harden and Stephen Curry both signed ones earlier this month. Wall still has two years remaining on his deal, but the extension adds four more while paying Wall more than $45 million in his final season.
“Zach, you helped turn a lottery team into a perennial playoff contender,” Pera wrote. “You helped make a basketball team a model of community service. Thank you for all that you Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping put into this community and this organization. #50 will never be worn by another member of the Memphis Grizzlies.”
Randolph joined the Grizzlies in 2009 after six seasons in Portland and brief stints with the Clippers and Knicks. A bully in the low post with a soft touch from mid-range, Z-Bo utilized a unique blend of brute strength, deft footwork, and a crafty pump fake to develop into one of the toughest frontcourt players to defend — especially one without much of a vertical leap.
He played in at least 68 games in all but one of his eight years in Memphis, embodying the “Grit and Grind” mantra Memphis adopted as it became one of the most feared dark horse playoff teams in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies never made the NBA Finals in Randolph’s tenure and made the conference finals only once, but Memphis knocked off several favorites in the playoffs, including the Cheap Jerseys Rugby Spurs, Thunder, and Clippers.