That’s because Wall is planning on scribbling “playoffs” onto each pair of game shoes for the entire 82-game schedule in 2013-14 in order to keep a handy reminder of where his team needs to end up.
This really is the time for Wall to deliver, but it won’t be an easy task due to a key injury already threatening the outcome of precious games for the Wizards this year. With Emeka Okafor out indefinitely with a herniated disc in his neck, one of the top defenses in the league last season will be without its anchor. If they can maintain that defensive production or close to it from last season, they should be able to focus on making an abysmal defense better and play closer to the level the team held once Wall returned from his knee injury.
Source: Zach Harper, CBS Sports