clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Davis Bertans and Russell Westbrook are still not making their preseason debuts for the Wizards tonight

New, comments

Both are resting. Rui Hachimura and Garrison Mathews have some minor injuries and are questionable.

2020-21 Washington Wizards Content Day Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Wizards will still have a shorthanded roster on Thursday evening when they play the Detroit Pistons at Capital One Arena. The team tweeted out this morning that Russell Westbrook and Davis Bertans will sit out the game to rest. In addition, Rui Hachimura and Garrison Mathews are questionable due to an eye and left hip injury, respectively.

Of the players who are questionable, Hachimura has dealt with an eye issue this week. He has missed practices due to the issue.

Head coach Scott Brooks stressed that the eye issue is not serious, so Hachimura should make it back in time before the regular season begins on Dec. 23. Hopefully Bertans gets some game action as well.

As for Westbrook? Brooks said earlier this week that he may not have to actually play before the regular season, citing his high motor. But I’m still hopeful that he plays a few minutes for Saturday’s preseason game, which also happens to be against the Pistons.

As for tonight’s game? The tip off is at 7 p.m. ET.