Around the NBA: Wittman has big plans for Wiz
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and notes from around the NBA.Wittman eying playoffs for Wiz
The Washington Wizards finished a disappointing 20-46 last season.
However, the team has made several roster upgrades and has a point guard with elite potential in John Wall. Head coach Randy Wittman, who took over for Flip Saunders in the middle of last season, has some big plans for the Wiz this season.
“We want to take the next step and what we kind of did as the year progressed and Nene coming over here at the trade deadline and our improvement from the defensive standpoint," Wittman told Michael Lee of the Washington Post
. "That’s got to be a main focus for us to get better and better defensively….
“You always want to believe in the playoffs. I think, you’re always striving for that. We’ve got to go out and we’ve got a tough start to the schedule and that’s going to be one of my main emphases with our guys is going into camp and understanding that, when we come out, we’re going to go on the road a lot and we’ve got to be ready for that. We’ve got to be ready for a good start and keep that momentum that we have.”
Wall will be key for the Wizards next season. He averaged 16.3 points and eight assists per game in the 2011-12 campaign. Baron Davis has a video game
Baron Davis has helped produce a new video games called "Getting Buckets."
Thanks to ProBasketballTalk,
you can check out the full trailer of the game. SLAM
recently spoke to Davis and the game designer recently.
(Game designer Sean) O’Brien: “The first vision that Baron had was to create something accessible. He didn’t want to do a simulation game where there are a lot of controls that you have to try to master. He wanted casual fans to be able to pick up their iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch and just be able to play and interact with the athlete. And we really felt there was an opening in mobile gaming.”
The game features Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings and Candace Parker, who were all handpicked by Davis.