Jan 30, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Wizards 92-84. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Wizards Aiming for 5th seed?

In an interview with CBS Sports Radio 106.7 The Fan, Martell Webster spoke a bit about his decision to re-sign with the Washington Wizards and his expectations for next season.

Webster has always been an optimistic player, which is part of the reason the Wizards may have over payed to keep him on the roster. His optimism was certainly displayed in his interview with Lavar Arrington and Chad Dukes when he spoke about a possible playoff position for the Wizards, stating

Expectation-wise, we expected to win 30-plus games last year. That was our goal…This season is like, our expectations are, we ARE getting to the playoffs,” he said, adding they’ve set their sights as high as the five-seed in the Eastern Conference.

Washington definitely has a shot at making the post-season, especially since a few teams which we’re accustomed to seeing in April and May have opted to rebuild their teams. Although they have a legitimate shot at achieving their playoff goals, the top 5 seeds are virtually secured by the same five teams that we’ve seen in the previous season.

  1. Miami Heat
  2. New York Knicks
  3. Indiana Pacers
  4. Brooklyn Nets
  5. Chicago Bulls

Webster also spoke about his previous season with the Wizards and his career resurgence he’s had in the nation’s capital,

As far as from a physical standpoint, my career, to me has sucked because of all the setbacks I’ve had… And last year was the first year out of my whole career where I felt comfortable, and I felt like last year was my best year of my career.

via CBS Sports Washington D.C

I’m glad Martell Webster has set high expectations for this upcoming NBA season, even if they may seem unattainable. For the first time in half a decade, the Wizards have a legitimate shot to compete for the playoffs and Martell Webster played a huge role in changing the losing narrative in Washington.


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  • nich obert

    You can’t just move one season to the next… BUT

    I think this team can absolutely be the 5th seed if their health all clicks.

    They were at a 5th seed pace for something like 40 games last year. No guarantees. But I think they’re better.

    My only worry is that Maynor isn’t half the player Price is. That could be the case, it could not be. Hopefully the chickens won’t come home to roost and send people poring over +/- numbers where they’ll come to the realization that we were a .500 ballclub when Price was on the floor.

    New York in the 2nd seed seems like a pipe dream. They lost their 2nd or 3rd best guard to go coach a team across town, they lost their best shooter and replaced him with a guy who is supposed to be a shooter but who has only had 1 year of above-terrible shooting.

    I’ve got the East ranked:
    1. MIA
    2. CHI
    3. IND
    4. BK
    5. DC
    6. ATL
    7. NYK
    8. TOR

    Having a whole salary cap worth of cash devoted to Carmelo, Stoudemire and Bargnani.. Or those guys plus an ailing Chandler (who was something like 70% of why they could get away with playing the guys they played together) being enough to put them into the tax is crazy.

    They could click too..but it will be more fun to see them flounder.