May 11, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) celebrates after scoring a basket against the Indiana Pacers during the first half in game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

John Wall on Washington Wizards' goal next season: ‘The Finals’

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The Washington Wizards had an outstanding 2013-14 season. The team won 44 regular season games, made the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08 and even advanced to the second round.

However, according to star point guard John Wall, the Wizards aren’t content with just repeating last season’s performance this year.

Wall spoke about the team’s 2014-15 goal to Michael Lee of the Washington Post:

“The Finals. All you can ask for now is the Finals,” Wall said from Team USA training camp in Las Vegas when asked for his goals for the upcoming season. “We’ve been to the second round. We know what it takes to win. We know what we need to do. We know everybody needs to get better individually, and I think [the front office] just did a great job of adding pieces, great veteran guys that know what it takes to win.”

While Wall’s goal is a lofty one, the Eastern Conference is truly wide open in the aftermath of LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Although James’ Cavs and Derrick Rose’s Chicago Bulls promise to be great teams next season, neither is unbeatable and Washington should have a real shot to make some noise in the Eastern Conference playoffs next season.

Wall averaged 19.1 points, 8.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game this past season with the Wizards. As good as Wall was in 2013-14, Washington will certainly need him to make another leap forward if they are to contend for a finals berth.

 

 

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