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Asked whether he feels any extra pressure to reach the postseason, Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman fiddled with his eyeglasses on the table in front of him and looked straight ahead.
''Well, that's what we want: We want to get to the playoffs,'' Wittman said. ''Do you think this is the first time I've been on a one-year contract? No. It doesn't mean anything.''
Wittman and team President Ernie Grunfeld - both men have deals that end after the upcoming season - held a joint news conference Wednesday and made pretty clear what the aim should be for point guard John Wall and the rest of the Wizards.
''We want to build on what we started to establish last year. Obviously, our initial goal is to be a playoff contender and ultimately, by the end of the year, make the playoffs,'' Grunfeld said.
Washington went 29-53 last season, missing out on the postseason for the fifth consecutive year.
Since their last trip to the ...
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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 recently made.
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Trevor Booker is looking to emerge in the Washington Wizards' frontcourt this season and vows his free agency status next summer will not negatively impact him on the court.
“Just try to block it out and play my game,” Booker said. “Just go out there and do what they want me to do. My jumper is looking a lot better. My confidence is high right now.”
Booker dealt with...
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:
In the rundown of the NBA’s best point guards, it takes a while to get to John Wall‘s name — if the conversation gets to him at all.
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In the immortal words of Kevin Durant, I am going to need John Wall to show me. He is the franchise player, so it is on him to take the Wizards to the promise land.
“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...
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After losing two frontcourt players to injury last week, the Washington Wizards have reached a deal to bring D’or Fischer into training camp, a league source told RealGM.
Fischer, the big man out of West Virginia University, was on the New Orleans Pelicans’ roster in the July summer league.
A shot-blocker at 6-foot-10, Fischer could have a realistic chance to make the Wizards’...
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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...