Will a healthy Booker find a starting role?

Will a healthy Booker find a starting role?
October 18, 2012, 10:30 am
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Don't underestimate the importance of Trevor Booker and his key role in the Wizards' rebuild. Booker is an ideal fit for this young team as he plays every possession with passion and energy, an infectious trait this Wizards team needs going forward.

After two solid seasons, Booker is again challenging for a starting forward spot or major minutes off the bench. The 6'-8" forward made his pre-season debut at Toronto Wednesday night, scoring 12 points to go along with two steals in 17 minutes of play.

Booker missed the first four pre-season games with a strained left hamstring but is now good to go, ahead of the October 30 season opener at Cleveland.

Booker was averaging 8 points and 6 rebounds a game before he missed the final 15 games of last season with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Booker was better in 32 starts last season, averaging nine points and eight boards a game. In 18 games off the bench, Booker posted only six points and four rebounds.

As with most young NBA players, consistency will be an important piece in Booker's development as well as the team's development in the 2012-13 season.