Originally posted on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Washington Wizards executives today inked their franchise point guard, John Wall, to a five-year extension. The deal will begin at the start of the 2014 NBA season and run through the 2018-19 campaign. Tallied up, the extension runs upward of approximately $80 million over the five-year span. Which means Wall has become the richest youngster on the Wizards’ roster. Wall is a former University of Kentucky standout and No. 1 overall draft pick in 2010 by Washington. He noted he is both “proud and humbled” by the deal and the confidence that team management, fans and teammates have in him. After drafting guard Bradley Beal out of Florida in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Wizards seem to have found a steady backcourt tandem for the near future. With Wall running the point and Beal providing a consistent offensive punch, the duo presents an intimidating presence on a nightly basis. Wall missed a solid chunk of the 2012-13 season due to an injury and was limited in his playing time alongside Beal. However, Wall did return for the last 49 games of the season and looked better than before the injury. Upon returning to the hardwood for those 49 games, Wall posted averages of 18.5 points, 7.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds.
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