The Wizards certainly won't be at full strength for Wednesday's season opener against the Heat. Regardless, coach Randy Wittman will have as many options as realistically possible.
With depth issues in the low post for Wednesday's opener, Paul Pierce has been getting a lot of work at power forward with the Wizards.
Getting to this point for Rasual Butler gets more difficult with age. He came into Wizards training camp as a distinct underdog and knew it.
The list of available bodies for Wednesday's opener at the Miami Heat appears to be a solid 11 after Glen Rice and Kris Humphries went full at Monday's practice.
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: