News: Gortat had six points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes Sunday against Houston.
Impact: Gortat has picked up his rebounding over the last two games, but his scoring has been lacking of late. While he has pulled down 26 boards in the last two outings, he has only reached double digit points once in his last five.
News: Porter had 15 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Impact: Porter logged double-digit minutes Sunday for the first time in five games Sunday. He provided a spark off the bench, hitting 4-of-7 from the floor and knocking down both of his three point attempts. Still, his inconsistent minutes and general inconsistency when he's on the floor make him a non-viable option for your team if you're in the playoffs.
News: Blair (personal) is yet to return to the team, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Blair has been away since Wednesday, and the team has not revealed what sort of personal issue he's attending to. Regardless, he's not a major part of the rotation, so Washington has not suffered greatly in his absence.
News: Temple (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Rockets, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.
Impact: It will be the tenth straight absence for Temple, who remains without any sort of return timetable. As of Thursday, he still had not returned to full practice and was limited only to individual drills and some light shooting. With two days off following Sunday's game, expect an update from the Wizards in the coming days.
News: Humphries (groin) will remain out Sunday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Humphries has now missed more than a month, but the team said he's returned to individual drills during recent practices. That's a step in the right direction, but Humphries remains without a timetable, and is essentially being evaluated on a game-to-game basis. Look for a further update in advance of Wednesday's matchup with Philadelphia.