Predicting Next Wave of Young NBA Stars to Receive Contract Extension

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Predicting Next Wave of Young NBA Stars to Receive Contract Extension
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When it comes to dealing with their own young players, NBA teams are turning into hoarders. Not in the sense of having mason jars full of baby teeth in the basement (thankfully), but in the way that they're doling out hefty contract extensions to retain their homegrown talent.

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, John Wall and the Washington Wizards are nearing a five-year, $80 million extension agreement. Instead of allowing the former No. 1 overall pick to hit restricted free agency after the upcoming season, the Wiz are trying to take care of business now by locking up Wall to a massive deal.

See? Hoarding.

And if you're curious about which other young stars might be next in line to re-up with their current teams, it's best to take a look at the players whose contract situations most resemble Wall's. That mainly includes first-rounders from the 2010 draft class like Paul George and Derrick Favors, but there are a couple of other intriguing up-and-comers that are likely to stick with their current teams as well.

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