The Wizards did the prudent thing Monday by giving Trevor Ariza, who has played through illness the last two games, the day off.
Being tired, and excuse or not the Wizards were certainly that Saturday, isn't going to cut it with playoff seeding on the line entering the final two weeks of the season.
Trevor Ariza is ill, though the team hasn't called it the flu.
The NBA regular season may be winding down, but the postseason race is heating up. From now until the playoffs tip, we'll start taking a closer look at the daily action in the Eastern Conference.
If there's any doubt over whether or not the Wizards should make every effort possible to retain Trevor Ariza when he becomes a free agent -- and they will -- his defense vs.