Wall nearing extension with Wizards

Washington Wizards guard John Wall is nearing a contract extension with the team, according to ESPN.

Marc Stein, ESPN.com Senior Writer, reported the deal is expected to be in the five-year, $80 million range. Sources told ESPN.com that the sides are closing in on the final terms and are on course to have a signed agreement by Aug. 1.

Although Wall missed nearly half of the 2012-13 season after knee surgery, he averaged 18.5 points, 7.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds after his January return while shooting a career-best 44.1 percent from the field.

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