Wittman optimistic about Booker but not Porter

Wittman optimistic about Booker but not Porter
October 4, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Brooklyn Nets small forward Tornike Shengelia (20) goes up for a shot as Washington Wizards power forward Trevor Booker (35) defends during the second half at Barclays Center.

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Nothing has changed on the injury front for the Wizards as rookie Otto Porter and Trevor Booker didn't participate in full-contact drills again Friday.

While coach Randy Wittman is optimistic that Booker (sore right knee) will be on the floor, possibly by Saturday, he's lost for words when asked about a timetable for Porter (right hip flexor).

Both players worked out individually while the Wizards scrimmaged at Verizon Center, but Booker even took part in some drills. 

"Trevor did some today," Wittman said. "Running up and down, shooting. When we went contact he got out. That was a step that he hadn't taken yet. I anticipate maybe Book (practicing) tomorrow or the next day, hopefully."

Porter, the No. 3 overall draft pick in June, is a different story.

"I'm frustrated for him, not me," Wittman said. "These are valuable, valuable days. ... I haven't been able to coach him yet to understand how fast he's going to pick things up, how long is it going to take him, how far behind the eight ball is he going to get."