Posted September 27, 2013 on
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Playoff expectations are back in Washington, just the way John Wall likes it.
The Wizards' last postseason trip came during the 2007-08 season, two years before the stumbling franchise selected Wall No. 1 overall in the 2010 draft.
The speedy point guard - now with a max contract - performed at a high level during the second half of last season. With Wall sidelined because of a knee injury, Washington started 5-28, but with him in the lineup, 24-25.
Factor in a deeper and largely healthy roster, and preseason projections have the Wizards in the Eastern Conference playoff mix.
Wall says Friday there is more pressure.
He says: ''I embrace it, I love pressure. There is nothing to hide from. You hide from it, you don't need to be playing.''
BEST OF MAXIM
There is no doubt that Washington Wizards guard John Wall is one of the best young guards in the Association but he believes that he could be one of the best point guards in the league.
Recently, Wall spoke with ESPN’s Jeff Goodman about the Wizards chances this season and John believes in his heart that he is a “top 5 NBA point guard” despite what others think of him:
John Wall received a max contract extension from the Wizards this summer that will see him earn $80 million over the next five years.
Now that he’s being paid like an All-Star it’s time for him to go out and actually perform well enough to deserve the honor.
Wall was limited to just 49 games a season ago due to injury but managed to put up better scoring numbers in less minutes...
It’s been a long time since the term playoffs was used in conjunction with the Washington Wizards.
The team’s leader/point guard John Wall is ready to back up the statements that he made to ESPN.
“The goal is the playoffs,” Wall said. “We’ve got the pieces.”
The newly-minted $80 million man pointed to the addition of a veteran as for the piece that will put them over...
John Wall and Martell Webster were soaking in a cold tub literally chilling after a voluntary workout at Verizon Center recently when Webster said he glanced over at Wall and asked “Do you feel any pressure?”
Wall has dealt with nothing but pressure since the Washington Wizards drafted him No. 1 overall in 2010. After three seasons in which the franchise has failed to make the...
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This is no crazy talk by John Wall; the Washington Wizards have as good a shot as any team in the East to head to the playoffs in April. Like Chris Broussard hints at in this video clip, there are five teams all but locked into a postseason birth: the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, and Indiana Pacers.
This leaves three seeds...