Wall's big night leads Wizards past Knicks
Not that it's a race to return, but if it were between injured forwards Otto Porter and Chris Singleton, the veteran is in the lead.
Randy Wittman's comments before the Wizards-Knicks game on Saturday night didn't offer much clarity regarding Porter's left hip flexor. The former Georgetown star has been out since prior to the start of Washington's training camp in September.
"I think each day he's getting closer," Wittman said. "Now, when is that day going to be that he steps on the practice court, I still don't know. But he's doing more and more stuff individually."
The coach continued.
"That's in somebody else's hands before the OK is given," Wittman said regarding Porter's return. "I think it's getting closer as I said last night with Chris [Singleton]. I think Chris' may be a little farther along than Otto, even. Hopefully we can get those two guys on the practice floor. It's going to take a little time. They've missed about three months of not doing a whole lot."
Last week the sense was Porter and Singleton (fractured left foot) would return around the same time. That might ultimately be the case. We'll see what the upcoming days (weeks?) bring.
After a reporter suggested Wittman sounded optimistic about Porter's situation, the coach said, "There was never a setback. It's always been headed in the right direction. A hip flexor type (injury)...different people heal differently from it."
Trevor Ariza (right hamstring strain) and Al Harrington (knee) did not play versus New York, missing their fifth and sixth game respectively.