Teams tend to trim playing rotations come playoff time. Wizards coach Randy Wittman previously said as much. Who then sits for Washington is the question.
There's a chance, depending on how Nene's left knee responds, that he could play vs. the Bobcats on Wednesday.
Trevor Ariza has played through illness the last two games and needed time to get better for Wednesday's key matchup with the Bobcats.
Indiana has lost eight of the last 11 games, slipped to second place in the East and is showing signs of dysfunction which makes a first-round playoff matchup winnable.