unsportsmenmic:

I was never sold on the John Wall draft pick. I think my Wizards picked a PG a year to late (wrote an article about it http://wp.me/p2FtV4-3f ). I just don’t know what he has shown to warrant such a great deal. I know you pay him to keep him because you want to lock him up ala the NFL and QB’s right now, but I think the Wiz should have made him prove himself on more year.

Originally posted on Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith | NBA.com:



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LAS VEGAS –John Wall is still in the formative stage of his NBA career but the Washington Wizards believe the best is certainly yet to come for their star point guard. The next step, of course, is working on a long-term extension for Wall, a process that has progressed rapidly.

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal for five years and $80 million. Wall, who is in town this week for USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team mini-camp,  and the Wizards could have the deal locked down by Aug. 1, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.

The sides have until Oct. 31 to come to an agreement on an extension or Wall would be a restricted free agent during a loaded summer of 2014. But that’s a scenario the Wizards are clearly trying to avoid by offering Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in…

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