As You Will NotePosted on January 25, 2013 by Ted Leonsis
In the Eastern Conference, playing at a 500 level would qualify a team for a playoff spot. There is that much parity around the league. Click here to see standings.
In fact, right now- the team in the 8th spot is playing at less than a 500 level.
Last offseason, as we
entered our third year of our rebuild, we harbored aspirations to play at
a 500 level which would have shown great progress for our team in terms of
wins and losses from the previous year. It also would have had us in the
playoff hunt discussions.
We suffered a staggering
amount of injuries to key players early on and we presently sit with the worst
record in the NBA. We are now easing back into the lineup our key players and
we are starting to play better as a team. In our last 10 games, we
are playing 500 ball having won five games. This is the kind of performance we
were anticipating for the season. Six teams in the East had a better record
than us in the last 10 game segments.
A good goal for us
for the rest of this season would be to play at a 500 levels or better. We have
our players back, and we are gaining confidence. The players are
motivated to play well, as they have high levels of character and they know
this is an important stretch of games for the team to assess our strengths
and weaknesses. Our long term goal is to build a team that can compete at much
higher levels than 500 ball, but we must plan for steady and marked
improvement - in measured increments.
I think there is
much to still play for this season, as does everyone associated with our
franchise. Thank you Wizards fans for supporting our team.
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