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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  18 responses

Martell Webster Says the Washington Wizards Will Make the Playoffs


It turns out that John Wall isn’t the only Wizard seriously thinking about the postseason this summer. Teammate Martell Webster made a bold proclamation when chatting with 106.7 The Fan — Washington is going to qualify for the 2014 NBA Playoffs, according to Webster. Per CBS DC (via DC Sports Bog): “At just 26-years old, Webster already has eight seasons under his belt as one of the last of the straight-to-the-NBA era. Statistically, his contract is justified. In 2012-13, he posted career numbers in multiple categories, and outplayed his career averages in almost every category. In 28.9 minutes per game (24.3 career), he shot .442 from the field (.419 career), .442 from beyond the arc (.384 career), and 85 percent from the charity stripe (78% career), for 11.4 points per game (8.9 career). ‘Plain and simple man, my career has sucked. I’m not trying to be funny at all,’ Webster said. ‘Honestly, to me it feels like my come out year was last year,’ he said. ‘It took eight years to get there, but I finally did it right?’ [...] Webster embraces his future role with the Wizards, although he insists the trio he forms with Trevor Ariza and Porter will create matchup problems for opposing defenses. ‘There’s going to be some times where I play four, because you know, the league is starting to develop into this small ball,’ Webster said. ‘Being able to play a little swing – two, three, four – is big, so there might be times where it’s a John [Wall] point guard, me possibly at the two, three or four. Trevor is Otto. We might all be playing together at one time. Who knows.’ This new-found depth yields a new competitive intensity within a Wizards roster that won just 29 games last year. ‘Expectation-wise, we expected to win 30-plus games last year. That was our goal,’ Webster said. ‘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.”

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  • Caboose

    Yup, I think they will.

  • spit hot fiyah

    we had this discussion yesterday, if nbk and shock exchange go at it again, please keep it clean gentlemen.

  • bike

    I was going to say ‘no comment’ until it occurred to me, that actually is a comment.

  • Lloyd

    Very likely.

  • vINSANITY

    They will, and it’s gonna be awesome

  • Mike Gilbert

    well let’s see (no particular order)
    1. Miami
    2. Chicago
    3. Indiana
    4. Brooklyn
    5. New York

    All these teams could potentially beat out the Wizards for the 6-8 seed (no particular order

    6. Atlanta
    7. Cleveland
    8. Toronto
    9. Detroit

    It’s conceivable that the Wizards don’t make the playoffs.

  • RR

    I think they are better than Atlanta on paper.. If wall don’t get hurt I can see them grabbing that 8th seed.

  • RR

    I think they are better than Atlanta on paper.. If wall don’t get hurt I can see them grabbing that 8th seed.

  • Stepfan Raiford

    5th Seed lets go

  • Stepfan Raiford

    5th Seed lets go

  • RR

    Over Cleveland and Toronto? They got 7th seed at best.. It’s a mix up with them and Detroit.

  • RR

    Over Cleveland and Toronto? They got 7th seed at best.. It’s a mix up with them and Detroit.

  • spit hot fiyah

    cleveland and toronto have major ?

  • Lloyd

    The bottom of the East is the biggest question mark right now.

    Atlanta looks ok.

    Cleveland, if they gel together and if Bynum can come back motivated, will be good and hard to beat.

    Raptors have shown they can do it in bursts at the end of last year, but we don’t know if they can maintain that for long periords or if they’ll embrace tank mode as of yet.

    Detroit I don’t see being good. I don’t buy that an old Billups and Josh Smith can make that much difference. They’re going to be better than last year though.

    It’s very likely that the Wizards can fight their way to an easy first round exit this season.

  • Jayvee

    yeah..nbk is just classless.

  • Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    Its actually doable, because Cleveland is pretty much the same as them right now, just with a ridiculously higher ceiling

  • Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    I did this for the other conference, so I guess its safe that I can do this for this one. I’m thinking: Miami, Indiana, Chicago, Brooklyn, New York, Washington, Cleveland, Atlanta, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee. In that order.

  • RR

    Yea you can say Cle and Was is a toss up but I believe that even without Bynum Cle will be a better team..

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