Monday December 20, 2010 4:22 p.m.
By Frank Hanrahan
From a one time starter to back on the street, the Wizards cut forward Alonzo Gee and brought back Lester Hudson to help with the depleted point guard position. After Gilbert Arenas was dealt away to Orlando and with John Wall continuing to miss games with a bone bruise under his right kneecap there was a need for a back up guard. Gee, who actually started a few games after he was signed by the Wizards when Hudson was released in November, is the odd man out. An athletic 6'6 swingman, Gee had clearly fallen out of favor with the coaching staff, logging just 6 minutes in the last four games.
Hudson is back in and certainly is familiar with the Wizards, playing in the first 5 games of this season, scoring just two points and six assists. Dubbed as a 'mini microwave' in the pre-season, the 6'2 Hudson never got into the rotation to show off his potential hot shooting. Hudson will likely see much more time this go around as coach Flip Saunders doesn't want to have to make Kirk Hinrich play the full 48 minutes which he had to do in the loss to Miami on Saturday night.
Hudson will be available to play Monday night against the Charlotte Bobcats.