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John Wall, Wizards talk extension
The Wizards selected John Wall with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft with hopes that he would lead a rebuilding franchise back to relevance. He's done what he could by averaging 16.9 points and eight assists per game in three seasons, but the Wizards still have yet to make the postseason -- extending the franchise's playoff drought to five seasons. Has Wall proven he's worth the big bucks?
This season's NBA rookie class benefited at the expense of last season's, as man among boys Blake Griffin spent what should have been his rookie season languishing on the disabled list.
According to David Thorpe's latest rankings, Griffin is running away with the NBA Rookie of the Year award. He's already thrown down some iconic dunks and has the normally hapless Clippers on a three-game winning streak. Griffin isn't the only rookie putting on a show, however -- Knicks fans are thrilled with the development of Landry Fields, Kings fans are loving DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall is doing some exceptional things in Washington when he's healthy. Griffin and Wall are destined to have big-time careers, but where do you see Cousins and Fields ending up?