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Wizards, PG John Wall agree to contract extension

4:31 PM, Jul 31, 2013   |    comments
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) shoots a free throw against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center (Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Point guard John Wall has agreed a contract extension with the Washington Wizards.

Two people familiar with the deal say it is worth about $80 million over five years. They spoke to The Associated Press  on condition of anonymity because the team's announcement Wednesday did not reveal financial terms.

Wall, 22, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, immediately becoming the prime building block for a club that missed the playoffs each of the past five seasons.

He has averaged 16.9 points, eight assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 35.8 minutes per game during his career, starting 172 of 184 games.

In the Wizards' release announcing the extension, Wall says he will do "everything I can to get this team back where it belongs."

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