Through his progressive comeback from double knee surgery, Washington Wizards guard John Wall has dashed through fast breaks, dunked off one foot and flaunted his normal athleticism. Now, Wall’s working to do all this for longer than eight minutes. “I’m in shape to play a certain amount of minutes at a time but not play like I had in the past,” Wall said after Monday’s practice. “I don’t think I’m in that type of shape but the good thing is I can look at coach and sub myself out.”
Ever wonder what an $111 million NBA contract looks like? Well, here you go … courtesy of Gilbert Arenas. The ex-NBA star filed the complete 2008 contract he signed with the Washington Wizards in his family law case … a contract which was supposed to pay $111 mil over 6 years. As Arenas put it, “Amnesty kicked in” — and the payouts were stretched over 8 years instead. His final installment will hit his bank account on Oct. 31st.
The third-year option on Kelly Oubre for the 2017-18 season has been exercised by the Wizards, league sources tell on Saturday. Oubre, who will make $2 million for this season, is due to get a bump to $2.1 million for next year. As a first-round draft pick, his first two years in the league are fully guaranteed and the team has the option to retain his rights in Years 3 and 4. The Wizards had to make the move, which was a formality, before the regular season starts next week.