Gordon Hayward’s new four-year, $128 million max contract with the Celtics is not only causing the NBA market to shift but its likely going to have a profound affect on Boston’s roster.
According to ESPN.com, the Celtics have been discussing trades involving Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley in order to clear out some cap space after signing Hayward.
Wall became eligible for a “supermax” contract when he made the All-NBA team last season.
With point guards dominating headlines around the NBA this week, Wall’s news should come as little surprise despite the hefty price tag. The former Kentucky guard averaged 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season, proving he’s one of the best all-around players in the league.
The report states Wall will take some time to assess the offer before making a decision. He has two years and $37 million remaining on his current contract.
Wall said earlier in the week he’s been recruiting Paul George to join him in Washington. Wall understands the Wizards currently have a competitive roster, but need to add another piece to truly contend.
While the report says Wall wouldn’t base his decision on what the Wizards do during free agency, it’s reasonable to believe he will have an eye on Washington’s activity.