Wizards, Nene looking to improve for first win
PHILADELPHIA -- The timetable for coach Randy Wittman to decide how to adjust his rotations is about ten games.
That's what he said before the 2013-14 season tipped last week.
"I go ten games early in a season. … Where do you want to make an adjustment, if there is an adjustment that needs to be made, starting lineups, whatever the case may be, rotation players. But you got to give it a fair look."
Going into Wednesday night's game at the Philadelphia 76ers, however, Wittman could be inclined to tinker that. Unlikely. But maybe.
Only two players on the active roster have yet to receive playing time -- Jan Vesely and rookie Glen Rice.
"His time is going to come. No question. That's what I've told him. You guys know me. When things aren't going good I'm going to change things and look at different things. We'll do that with Jan," Wittman said of the 6-11 post player who had sporadic time a season ago. "That opportunity could come (Wednesday). It could come down the road. But it's going to come. He's done a good job with that."
Vesely, a No. 6 overall pick in 2011, is in a tough spot. The Wizards didn't pick up the fourth-year option on his contract for the 2014-15 season.
"I like where his mind is right now," Wittman said of Vesely. "I really do. Not playing, he's handled that great. That's a step in the right direction."
There's no room for Rice, a 6-5 shooting guard, with Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal commanding the minutes at his spot and small forward.
"There'll be an opportunity there. Again, it's a situation right now where I feel comfortable with Martell, Trevor and Bradley rotating through those two spots," Wittman said. "Gives us good size, a different look to us. That's kind of what I'm looking at right now."