As he turned over on his left shoulder while being stretched out on Monday before the Washington Wizards played the Brooklyn Nets, John Wall glanced down at Bradley Beal, who was getting treatment on his right leg while watching film.

The Wizards’ season will end tonight in Chicago, very much the way it began, with half of their backcourt of the future playing (Wall) while the other half recovers from stress injury in his leg (Beal).

“We’re basically back to where we were, full circle, with injuries to our main guys,” Coach Randy Wittman said, “but I think we saw enough of this group to be excited about.”

Wall is eligible to sign a five-year contract worth roughly $78 million, which wouldn’t kick in until the start of the 2014-15 season, but he admitted this week that he would consider taking less if the team could surround him with quality talent to field a contender.

“You want to get all you can, make your money and that’s what I’m going to do, make as much as I can,” said Wall, the 2010 No. 1 overall pick, who is averaging a career-high 18.4 points and has led the team to a 24-24 record since returning from a knee injury. “But I also want to make sure that everything with my teammates is getting better, that my team is getting better. If it’s me making the money I’m making and we’re still losing, it’s not fun. You get paid, but you’re paid to lose. I want to get paid to win, paid more for being in the playoffs. I just love the game and want to win. That’s the main thing.”