Rebounding has been a weakness for Wizards center Marcin Gortat in the last few games, but he'll have to work hard and get help from backup Kevin Seraphin to handle Al Jefferson.
Washington is ahead of Charlotte in the Southeast Division standings, but that could change quickly if they don't get back on the winning track.
The Wizards are three games under .500 with three consecutive road games ahead this week, but coach Randy Wittman wants to see if his team will fight or roll over.
Chicago is officially rebuilding after trading All-Star Luol Deng, getting Andrew Bynum who they immediately released for salary cap relief, and multiple draft picks from Cleveland.
The Wizards have no time to feel sorry for themselves in order to get back to .500