Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is coming off a near Rookie of the Year campaign. The DeMatha product's sophomore season is off to a much rockier start.
Otto Porter and Garrett Temple are the next men up, if the Wizards are to rely on their regulars, to play shooting guard with Glen Rice hobbled with a bad right ankle.
Marcin Gortat emerged from the shadow of Dwight Howard when he was traded from the Orlando Magic to the Phoenix Suns and became a starter for the first time in his career. That was 2011-12.
By Brian Jackson and Ben Standig
The latest step in our early Southeast Division preview: a breakdown of each team by position.