So remember when the Wizards were missing four of their top six guys for the last two games of the year? Make it five of their top six guys.
So that means--for those of you who have lost count--Bradley Beal, Martell Webster, Nene, Emeka Okafor, and Trevor Ariza are all out tonight in Chicago. That also means we'll be seeing a lot more of Kevin Seraphin, Jan Vesely, Trevor Booker, and Chris Singleton. One may think of these last two games of the season as perhaps an audition for roles next season by these four youngsters. These four have many overlapping duties (and some overlapping skills), so they might not all be back next year.
You know what? It doesn't matter that Okafor isn't playing tonight. I hope he enjoys the additional rest. And congratulations to him on his impending fatherhood! Very cool!