Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, and Nene shut down for the rest of the season

Rob Carr

J. Michael at CSN reports that Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza, and Nene have all been shut down for the remaining two games of the season.

Welp.

It appears as though the Wizards are playing the rest of the season conservatively. Webster, Ariza, and Nene will miss the remaining two games of the year, and they'll join Bradley Beal on the sideline. With those four guys out, it looks like the starting lineup for the final two games will be something close to John Wall-Garrett Temple-Cartier Martin-Kevin Seraphin-Emeka Okafor. Alrighty.

You could view this move as another blow to a lost season, or you could view it as the right thing to do. These three players are a vital part to whatever immediate future this team has envisioned for itself, and their age and injury histories need to be taken into account when assessing the remainder of this season.

I can't say I'm too surprised by the news, and I won't say I'm disappointed either. But now we know that if this team plans on winning 30 games for the first time since 2008, it's going to have to do it on the road without four of its top six guys.

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