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.
The formality of signing Drew Gooden, who had his second 10-day contract with the Wizards expire before Tuesday's game at the Sacramento Kings, is complete.
What happened in the past, even if it was earlier this season, doesn't matter now to the Wizards.