WASHINGTON (AP) — The aim is pretty clear for John Wall and the rest of the Washington Wizards: get to the postseason.
Team President Ernie Grunfeld says so. As does coach Randy Wittman.
Speaking at a joint news conference Wednesday, Grunfeld says, "Our initial goal is to be a playoff contender and, ultimately, by the end of the year, make the playoffs."
Wittman adds, "We want to make the playoffs. ... And there's no reason why we can't."
Washington went 29-53 in 2012-13, missing out on the postseason for the fifth consecutive year.
Wall was given an $80 million, five-year contract extension, the biggest offseason move for a club that drafted Otto Porter Jr. and added Al Harrington and Eric Maynor.