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.”