The Washington Wizards have been chasing an NBA playoff spot for half a decade, and for the first time in years, it seems like they have a legitimate shot at accomplishing their goals, especially since their core group of players are returning for this upcoming season.
Like many other budding superstars around the NBA, John Wall hasn’t been able to get any playoff experience in his young career thus far, but he truly believes that will change this season:
The goal is the playoffs, Wall told ESPN.com. We’ve got the pieces.
We got what we needed with Al Harrington, Wall said. He looks healthy, and to bring in a true veteran who knows what it takes to win was important for us.
Of course, the Wizards have been talking about their playoff hopes for the past few seasons, but unfortunate injuries have derailed their chances. Luckily for Washington, virtually every important piece on the roster besides Emeka Okafor is healthy and ready to contribute. Last season, the Wizards didn’t get a chance to start out training camp with John Wall, and now that he’s back and fully healed, Washington won’t have to worry about putting together a makeshift roster.
Today’s media day in the nation’s capital didn’t fail to provide more playoff pixels, as the Wizards are finally preparing for this upcoming season. We’ll have more media day coverage later on today, but for now, I’ve accumulated some of the playoff talks going around the Wizards media day.
More Wall on Playoffs:
"It would be a wasted season." – John Wall on the possibility that the Wiz stay healthy and still miss the playoffs.
— Satchel Price (@SatchelPrice) September 27, 2013
Martell Webster on Playoffs:
Webster on playoff pressure: "Its not going to be given. We can't just stamp our name on the playoffs. Its done by hard work". #wizards
— Hoop District (@HoopDistrictDC) September 27, 2013
Stay tuned for more Wizards media day coverage. We’ll be updating you on the latest.