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John Wall Offered Contract Extension by Washington Wizards

On Wednesday Washington Wizards  guard John Wall was offered a contract extension for a deal worth about $80 million over five years.

This is a huge risk for the ball club because Wall is injury prone.

Injuries caused Wall to miss about one-quarter of the games since he was the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. He has never been an all-star,  and his team didn’t win more than 29 games in the regular season.

However, when he was on the court, his team played drastically better.

“He is the cornerstone of our team,” Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said in the statement announcing the extension. “And we have clearly expressed our desire to build around him.”

During the 2012-13 season, the Wizards went 5-28 without him, 24-25 with him. There is no question that Wall is instrumental to the Wizards success.

Let’s just hope that $80 million and a pair of No. 3 overall picks– shooting guard Bradley Beal and small forward Otto Porter–can get make this team competitive next season.

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