Rasual Butler, a 35-year-old and unlikely 15th man for the Wizards, beat out the younger Xavier Silas, John Lucas and Damion James for the spot Saturday and for good reasons:
Plenty of pieces will be missing for the regular-season opener -- Nene, Bradley Beal, Martell Webster and DeJuan Blair are certain to be out -- but the game plan for the Miami Heat on Wednesday ha
The stitches have been taken out of Kris Humphries' right hand and he remains optimistic that he'll be available for the Wizards on opening night.
The concern about Otto Porter, the No. 3 overall draft pick a year ago, has been greatly exaggerated.
Don't ask John Lucas III how he ended up at Verizon Center on Tuesday morning.