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Wizards' Latest Move Suggests John Wall is Going to Miss All of Next Season

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards dribbles against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Capital One Arena on December 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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John Wall's situation with the Washington Wizards is, for lack of a better word, abysmal, and the recent roster move the team made suggests that it's about to get even worse.

The Wizards recently applied for a disabled-player exception for Wall, implying that the 28-year-old point guard will miss all of next season.

Should they get the exception, they'd get $9.258 million to spend, money they desperately need. They're tight on cap space and could use some help with Wall expected to miss most or all of the campaign.

The application comes in wake of rumors that the Miami Heat have considered trading for both Bradley Beal and Wall, two massive and frankly unappealing contracts.

Wall is entering the first year of a four-year, $171 million contract extension that runs through his age-32 season. He carries a cap hit of $38.2 million for the 2019-20 season.

Injuries have hindered Wall mightily over the past two years, limiting him to just 72 games. He suffered a torn Achilles after he slipped and fell in his home back in late January. Wall had undergone surgery to deal with a prior injury to his Achilles less than a month earlier.

It's unfortunate to watch Wall continue to struggle with injuries. He's a five-time All-Star and undoubtedly the best player on the Wizards when fully healthy, but he just hasn't been able to stay on the court.