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The John Wall Effect: An NBA Player’s ‘Get-Super-Rich-Quick’ Scheme

Are you an NBA player and want to earn a little extra *extra* cash? Well I’ve got just the gig for you. Develop a 3-point shot and sign with the Wizards! No joke. Just find your way down to the Verizon Center and take part in a brief training session conducted by the one and only John Wall, widely known as the world’s number one distributor of 3-point assists. Even the slightest notion of potential from deep range could develop you into a money making machine in no time!

Unlike many other ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes, ‘The John Wall Effect’ is actually a very honest invitation to earn more money.

Here are some real stories from real people who have benefited from this extraordinarily lucrative endeavor.

Martell Webster, 29


Prior to when he signed with the Wizards back in 2012, Portland native Martell Webster had only aspired to be a 3-point marksman. Through seven injury-plagued seasons with the Blazers and Wolves, Webster averaged just around three 3’s per game and shot them at a decent .374 clip. In his first season with the Wizards, playing on a one-year $1.6 million need-to-know contract, Martell’s 3-point numbers spiked to 4.3 attempts per game while making a whopping career-high 42% of them. Following the season in which he finished in 4th in the league in 3-point percentage, it was realized that Martell had established himself as a legitimate threat from downtown and that, undoubtedly, this was a direct cause of the John Wall Effect. Working just under 30 minutes per night for 76 nights, Webster was able to produce enough made 3-point shots to spike up his salary and earn a 4-year, $22 million extension.

Trevor Ariza, 31


Similar to Webster, Trevor Ariza was also a player vaguely known to be a 3-point shooter. In seven seasons prior to joining the Wizards, Ariza totaled 999 three-point attempts and only shot them at a .317 clip. In two seasons with the Wizards, he totaled 651 three-point attempts and shot nine percent better! Ariza’s new found prowess as a deep-range shooter helped coin nicknames such as ATHREEZA and create pleasant images such as this masterpiece from TruthAboutIt.net:


After two successful seasons raining fire from downtown, Ariza moved on to Houston to sign what is likely to be his last mega contract of his career, worth $32 million over four years.

But let’s be semi-real for a second. This Get-Super-Rich-Quick scheme hasn’t fared well for everyone who’s given it a try. Kris Humphries made an example of how this system can fail when he gave it a shot two seasons ago. While Hump got the normal wide open looks the John Wall Effect provides, he was quickly deemed unfit for the position due to the dreadfully slow timing of his shot release. It was so slow it almost looked as if he was checking the laces on the ball before shooting it.

This season, it’ll be newly acquired Andrew Nicholson, formerly of the Orlando Magic, who looks to find similar success in getting super-rich quick just like Webster and Ariza did. For Nicholson, the scheme is a bit reversed this time around. Thanks to signing a contract under the new, heavily boosted salary cap, Nicholson is already due to earn $11 million per year for the next four years in DC. So in order to prove his worth, Nicholson went to work right away:

Nicholson is a bit more fresh than Webster and Ariza, entering just his fifth season as a pro. In the four years leading up to this season, Nicholson has totaled just 244 three-point attempts. However, it’s clearly noticeable the increase in shot attempts over the years, going from zero 3-point attempts as a rookie, to 114 attempts last season. In his first year running with the Wizards and being exposed to the John Wall Effect, Nicholson knows what’s at stake. He knows the grand opportunity presented to him to pad his skill set with a 3-point shot and he knows how it may shape the outlook of his career in the long run.

With due investment of time, effort and practice, the John Wall Effect can be fruitful for any player who yearns to score more points and, thus, make a lot more money in the NBA. Webster and Ariza proved it. Nicholson is hoping to prove it. Even Markieff Morris has shown some interest. Don’t settle for those measly mid-level exception contracts or wait for your Bird Rights to kick in. Learn the benefits of the John Wall Effect and earn some real baller money TODAY.

One thought on “The John Wall Effect: An NBA Player’s ‘Get-Super-Rich-Quick’ Scheme

  1. Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of all was Jared Dudley during the first half of last season.  Based on hitting the open 3 set up by Wall, Dudley went from a nice guy veteran who you wanted to have on your team for cheap, to getting a much larger contract than he would have ever thought possible a year ago.
    Maybe Andrew Nicholson will be this year’s beneficiary of John Wall’s exceptional ability to find players open for a 3-point shot.  But I don’t expect Nicholson to get many minutes with the starting 5.  Otto Porter will be the guy who should see his 3PA rise the most, and I think he can become a deadly 3-point shooter.  Markieff Morris can also hit the 3 (better than Humphries) and should get more looks this December than he did in dreaded Phoenix last December.

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