Washington Wizards Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Morris (abdomen) participated in non-contact practice Thursday, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Morris underwent surgery to repair a hernia back in September and seems to be on pace to come back at his original expected return date, which was the beginning of November. If Jason Smith (shoulder) doesn't play Friday, Mike Scott is in line for extra minutes.
News: Smith (shoulder) had an MRI on Thursday that revealed no structural damage and he is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Pistons, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Smith played just seven minutes in Wednesday's season opener before leaving with the shoulder sprain. Expect Smith to test the shoulder during shootaround Friday morning and in pregame warmups before a final decision is made. If he's unable to go, look for the Wizards to go small and start Kelly Oubre Jr., with Mike Scott potentially seeing additional minutes off the bench.
News: Smith, who suffered a sprained right shoulder Wednesday in the first half of the Wizards' 120-115 win over the 76ers, didn't return to the contest following his departure.
Impact: Starting at power forward for Markieff Morris, who is recovering from a sports hernia surgery, Smith played just seven minutes and finished with no points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound. Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said he expects to know more about Smith's condition Thursday, at which point his status for Friday's game against the Pistons should become clearer.