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Report: Wizards Sign John Wall to $80 Million Extension

NBA via Washington Wizards(NEW YORK) -- The Wizards believe that point guard John Wall is the man to lead the team for years to come, and they've proven it. The Washington Post is reporting that the team has inked Wall to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million.
 

According to the report, Wall's deal will begin at the start of the 2014-2015 season. He was eligible for an extension until October 31. Had he not signed a deal by that time, Wall would have become a restricted free agent on July 1, 2014.

The 22-year old Wall was the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, and when on the court, he's lived up to the billing. But Wall has struggled at times to stay healthy as he missed 33 games last season, but was highly productive once he returned.

Even though the Wizards won just 29 games last season, the team feels that better times are ahead. Along with Wall, the team also has sophomore guard Bradley Beal, as well as Otto Porter, who was the third pick in this past June's draft.

Wall's production has steadily improved each year he's been in the NBA. This past season, Wall averaged a career-high 18.5 points per game while dishing out 7.6 assists. In three seasons, Wall is averaging 16.9 points and 8.0 assists per game.

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