|2016-17 NBA Season|
|November 12, 2016|
|8 p.m. ET|
|CSN Plus, Federal News Radio 1500 AM Washington Wizards App|
|Projected Starting Lineups|
|Rajon Rondo||PG||Tomas Satoransky|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||Sheldon McClellan|
|Jimmy Butler||SF||Otto Porter|
|Taj Gibson||PF||Markieff Morris|
|Robin Lopez||C||Marcin Gortat|
|2016-17 Advanced Stats|
|95.4 (21st) ||Pace||95.7 (20th)|
|111.4 (3rd) ||ORtg||103.7 (19th)|
|106.4 (16th) ||DRtg||107.2 (22nd)|
|Also see: Blog a Bull|
On Saturday afternoon, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post announced that Bradley Beal will sit out tonight's game against the Bulls. Beal suffered a hamstring injury on Wednesday during the Wizards' game against the Celtics and hasn't played since.
In Beal's place, we'll see rookie Sheldon McClellan get the nod. He'll be alongside Tomas Satoransky, who gets his second career start.
Brad Beal is OUT tonight. #Wizards starting backcourt: Tomas Satoransky & Sheldon McClellan.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) November 12, 2016
It was previously announced that John Wall would sit out one game in back-to-back situations. Since he played yesterday against the Cavaliers, he's not playing tonight per rehab protocol.
There may be light at the end of the tunnel as it pertains to Wall not playing both games in back to back situations. He may be cleared to play back to back games before long:
Brooks says the John Wall B2B plan (where he sits 1 game) will last for sure into next week (Philly/NYK) but then will be re-evaluated.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) November 12, 2016
But for now, it's still gonna be tough times in D.C. This is a blowout waiting to happen. But I'll be thrilled if it's competitive.