John Wall played incredible basketball during the offseason/lockout, and plans to translate that success onto the NBA stage this season for himself and the Wizards. From the Washington Times: “Set to begin his second season as the Washington Wizards‘ point guard, Wall sees himself as a seasoned veteran and says he’s ready to lead on and off the court. ‘My confidence is sky-high right now,’ Wall said. ‘The way I played this summer, I know it wasn’t serious games in the NBA, but it was against NBA-type players, but it was just mainly getting my confidence back and getting back healthy.’ Confidence will be key, since Wall intends to take the Wizards to the postseason. ‘I just want to play in the playoffs. It [doesn’t] get better than playing in the playoffs,’ Wall said. ‘I went to playoff games last year, and it’s exciting seeing them play and see how different the atmosphere is in the games. It’s not fun just sitting there in the stands.’”