Highlights: Wizards beat Cavs to finish preseason
After Wednesday's 101-82 victory vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers closed out the preseason, the Wizards hadn't made their roster moves official to get down to 15 players.
But CSN Washington was told to expect them to release unsigned free agents Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Xavier Silas and Josh Childress. Before training camp began, the Wizards already had the maximum 15 players under contract which made them long-shots anyway.
D'or Fischer was given his release last week so he could pursue opportunities overseas. He was not going to make the roster after making just one appearance that lasted three minutes. Fischer didn't take a shot or score.
With so many issues for coach Randy Wittman to work out with new acquisitions Eric Maynor and Al Harrington, and trying to figure out his rotations with the losses of Emeka Okafor (herniated disk) and Chris Singleton (left foot/toe), there wasn't much time on the floor.
Childress, who was a 2004 lottery pick, played the most and is considered to be the most likely to be on an NBA roster to start the regular season out of the bunch. He was on the floor for three minutes vs. the Miami Heat, six vs. the Chicago Bulls, 10 vs. the New York Knicks and 13 in the finale with Cleveland. He didn't play vs. the Brooklyn Nets, New Orleans Pelicans or Detroit Pistons.
Mensah-Bonsu played four minutes vs. Heat, nine vs. the Nets, three vs. the Knicks and just three against Cleveland. He didn't touch the court vs. the Bulls, Pelicans or Pistons.
Silas didn't play vs. the Bulls, Nets, Pelicans and Detroit. He logged 10 minutes in the other three games.