Agreeing in July to a five-year contract extension worth $80 million, Wall compiled 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the exhibition.
Averaging 16.9 points, 8.0 dishes and 4.4 boards since turning pro, the 6-foot-4, 195 pound native North Carolinian is a burgeoning NBA star.
Largely because Wall missed 33 contests with a nagging knee injury, Washington went a hideous 29-53 last season in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
After finishing the 2012-2013 campaign with the 28th ranked offense in the association, the Wizards will be an entertaining squad battling for a playoff spot this spring.
Named a member of the 2011 All-Rookie First Team, expect the speedy, athletic and explosive John Wall to periodically “go get 40” and immediately enliven “the District” on the hardwood.by