If players were robots, the Washington Wizards’ contract extension for John Wall last summer would have made no sense. The Wizards gave Wall a maximum contract a year before they had to. Why not wait to see whether Wall stayed healthy this season or progressed as hoped? If all went well, re-signing him would remain on the table. If not, Washington would have avoided a costly mistake. But players aren’t robots. They’re human beings with thoughts and emotions. That’s why Washington extended Wall when it did — for moments like this, when the Wizards started the season 2-7.