Wizards’ John Wall signs with LeBron James’s agent Rich Paul

Wednesday January 27th, 2016

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has signed Rich Paul to replace his former agent, Dan Fegan, reports Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post.

Paul also represents Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe and Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson, among his list of 12 clients.

Wall fired Fegan this month after negotiations failed on a renewed sneaker contract with Adidas. Once his contract expired in September, Wall began wearing Nike sneakers on the court. 

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Including James, who signed a lifetime contract with Nike in December that is valued at more than $500 million, 10 of Paul’s 12 clients have deals with Nike.

Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, signed a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Wizards in 2013, slating him to become a free agent in 2019.

The two-time All Star is averaging 19.6 points, 9.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game this season.  

- Erin Flynn

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