Price Expects Big Improvements When Healthy
Price, who was a member of the Pacers’ last two playoff squads, believes the Wizards have the talent to be a playoff team but there’s work to do in order to get there.
“We have a lot of great weapons, a lot of great assets in our starting unit and off the bench as well,” Price said. “Trevor, Emeka and Nene still hasn’t played with us [yet]. Bradley Beal, the rookie, has been very impressive. So we have a lot of weapons but it’s going to be up to us to put it together and try to make a run at the playoffs.”
But there are still many who view the Wizards as being at least a season away from grabbing one of the Eastern Conference’s eight playoff spots.
Price hears some of the skepticism but doesn’t stray from the organization’s goal of making the postseason in 2013.
“I think we have a lot of good pieces when we’re at full strength,” Price said. “In our minds here, in this organization, we want to make the playoffs. That’s been our goal since day one, coming in with all of these new guys. So regardless of being slept on or not, that’s our goal as an organization. So we’re going to do everything we can to put our best foot forward.”