Porter Getting Closer, Harrington's Knee Update & Wall Interrupted

Posted on December 05, 2013 by Jeremy Hyman

The Wizards practiced again on Thursday, making it two straight days of practice. Due to the grueling schedule to open the year, this was first time the Wizards were able to practice on consecutive days since early November.

Otto Update

The news on Otto Porter continues to get better by the day as now he's been listed as a gametime decision for Friday night's #WizBucks game. He's practiced in full for two straight days and has gotten great reviews from his teammates and coaches. The most likely scenario will be for him to dress and play sparingly at first, whenever that may be, and then work his way into the rotation. With the Wizards bench searching for offense, he could be the key ingredient to inject some life into that second unit.

Best Practice of Year for Second Unit

Randy Wittman did say that today was the best practice of the year for his second unit. We'll see if that translates into more production in the next couple of games. If Porter, Beal, and Harrington all start to get healthy again, the bench production should start to take shape.

Harrington Update

Al Harrington addressed the media to provide an update on his injured knee. He's hopeful that he can test his knee in the next week or so, but right now he's limited to just running on the treadmill. There's no timetable for a return, but he did say that Witt told him that when he's ready to go he can jump right back into the rotation and doesn't need to go through a certain number of practices.

Harrington has been in the league a long time and this is something he'll likely deal with all season. Hopefully for the Wizards and for Harrington, he'll be able to go get his knee right again so he can play a few months without it acting up on him. He said he doesn't want to go through the year where he has to sit and then play off and on each week, so we'll monitor the situation and see what transpires.

Despite Harrington being out, he did say that he's been helping in other ways and has been "Coach Harrington." He's not ready to give up playing yet, but did say that the last few weeks have given him a new interest in coaching. Watch the interview above for more...

Wall Talks Season, Gets Interrupted Again

Stop if you've seen this before. John Wall is discussing the season and gets interrupted by a singing Martell Webster. Well here we have it again, Webster comes in for a quick cameo around the 35 second mark.

Besides Webster's singing, Wall talked at length about the turnaround this team has gone through over the last nine games and talked about some aspects of his own game that have improved.

Up Next

Up next, the Wizards will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at Verizon Center as they look to win their sixth straight game at home and move above .500 for the first time since 2009.

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