ESPN.com news services The Washington Wizards and All-Star point guard John Wall have agreed to a four-year, $170 million extension, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal begins in 2019, the source said. It includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker. The 26-year-old confirmed he had agreed to the extension in a video tweeted Friday night by the UNINTERRUPTED, with Wall saying: "You know I wasn't going anywhere." Wall, 26, has two years and $37 million left on his current deal. ESPN reported June 30 that the Wizards had offered Wall a supermax deal, made possible because he made the All-NBA team this past season. "I just had to think it out with my family
The Nets have announced they signed international G Yakuba Ouattara to a two-way contract. Ouattara spent the 2016-17 season playing for AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A league. He averaged 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 23.4 minutes per game. He can knock down the three-ball as well, shooting 40.0 percent from the perimeter. The 6-foot-3, 185 pound guard has been a member of the French national team being that his native Ghana doesn't have a team of their own. At 25, Ouattara has played in the French league since 2012.
DeMarre Carroll – after being traded from Toronto to Brooklyn – said some Raptors players didn’t trust their teammates. That’s the type of lightening-rod statement that often creates more controversy and/or comes across more harshly than the speaker intended. So, representative of his true feelings or not, he usually tries to walk it back. Not Carroll, who mostly doubled down. Carroll, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post: Carroll, who will make $30 million over the next two seasons, admitted he wasn’t fit for Toronto’s isolation-heavy offense, that he is a role player at his best when his team moves the ball. “Yeah, that’s definitely fair to say. I had my share of iso already, so team-ball is