Wizards star point guard looking to ink a new five-year mega deal.
The Washington Wizards are in advanced talk to keep their number one draft pick John Wall at the club for the next five years.
The deal, tipped to be around the $80 million mark, is reported by ESPN to being close to finalised ahead of the free agency period ending on August 1.
Wall is currently playing in Las Vegas along with 27 other player who are vying for a place on the USA national side to go to the FIBA World Championships next year and the Olympics in 2016.
Wall is eligible to sign an extension until October 31 when he would become a restricted free agent without a deal by that deadline on July 1, 2014.
Despite missing much of last NBA season with knee injuries, Wall showed enough to the Wizards front-office through the back end of the season he was worth a new deal.
He combined well with rising shooting guard Bradley Beal, with the two set to form Washington’s starting back court for years to come.
Wall averaged 18.5 points, 7.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds after his January return while shooting a career-best 44.1 percent from the field.
Check out some highlights of Wall in action and let fanatix know if you think he’s worth $16 million a season.