You know that roll Otto Porter seemed to be on after missing the start of the season with a right hip flexor strain? Well, forget about that for now. Porter, the No.
Trevor Ariza had an excused absence from practice Thursday, after he played with a 102-degree temperature in a 17-point win vs. the Miami Heat.
At some point, fatigue will be an issue for the Wizards since coach Randy Wittman isn't calling on Kevin Seraphin, Jan Vesely and Otto Porter any more.
Now that coach Randy Wittman is going just three deep into his bench, the play of the reserves is more pronounced and they're responding.
Somehow, despite a temperature in triple digits, hurling on the bench and having to defend LeBron James, Trevor Ariza made it through.