Agreeing to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million, expect Wizards guard John Wall to immediately enliven ‘the District’

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John Wall now has 80 million more reasons to become a Wizard on the hardwood in Washington.

The Washington Wizards and standout point guard John Wall recently agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million.

A press conference to formally announce the pact is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Averaging 16.9 points, 8.0 assists and 4.4 rebounds since being taken first overall out of Kentucky in 2010, the 22-year-old Wall is a burgeoning NBA star.

Missing 33 games with a nagging knee injury during the 2012-2013 campaign, Wall and Washington went a hideous 29-53 in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

Teaming with promising rookie Otto Porter and solid ballplayers Bradley Beal, Nene, Martell Webster and Emeka Okafor, the 6-foot-4, 195 pound native North Carolinian is destined to breakout in the upcoming season.

Embarrassing with the 28th ranked offense in the association last winter, the Wizards will be an entertaining squad battling for a playoff spot next spring.

Named a member of the 2011 All-Rookie First Team, expect the speedy, athletic and explosive John Wall to immediately enliven “the District” on the hardwood.

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