The Washington Wizards and Jan Vesely will be on the same court for the first time since a trade deadline shipped the former No. 6 overall pick to the Denver Nuggets.
The Wizards confirmed shortly before tip-off that Marcin Gortat will start tonight against the Lakers after missing Thursday's game with a lower back injury.
Marcin Gortat's presence for Friday's game shouldn't matter.
To begin this four-game road trip, John Wall said it would be the defining stretch of the season for the Wizards, who entered it four games over .500.