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Now healthy, John Wall wants to play long enough for one or two more contracts

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John Wall says he is healthier than he has ever been in his NBA career, now that his Achilles is surgically repaired and the bone spurs have been removed from his left heel. He's currently working out in Miami and can notice a distinct difference in how he feels, as he explained on NBC Sports Washington's 'Wizards Pregame Live' on Friday night.

"I feel young, to be honest. I hooped today and I came back home and told [Wizards assistant coach] Alex [McLean] that I didn’t feel like I even played today," Wall said.

"I don’t have any pain in my knee or my heel no more, what I had in my whole left side with my leg having two bone spurs in it."

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Wall, 29, is expected to return to the Wizards this December when the 2020-21 season begins. He hasn't played in an NBA game since December 26, 2018 and will have been out nearly two years.

His newfound health, however, has Wall thinking big. He said the "sky's the limit" for the Wizards once he and Bradley Beal return. And long-term, he's hoping to play many more years in the league.

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Wall's current contract ends in 2023. He will be 32 years old. But he's hoping there are a few more chapters left for him.

 

"I want to have another contract or two after this. So, that’s what I’m preparing myself for," he said.

Wall has said many times he wants to play his entire career in Washington, so we'll see if that ends up being the case.

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