With regards to injuries, the Washington Wizards have had it worse than any other team in the league this season. Bradley Beal missed a month with a leg injury, Nene missed even longer with a strained calf, Jared Dudley was still recovering from surgery in November and Alan Anderson has yet to play a minute.
But on Wednesday they squared off against the Miami Heat, a team that has even more hurt bodies than they do. Here’s what Wizards head coach Randy Wittman had to say about it, per The Washington Post:
“I don’t want to hear about anybody else’s problems,” said Wizards Coach Randy Wittman, whose players have missed more games because of injuries than any team in the NBA this season. “We got enough of our problems. If you look at it like that, they’re coming in with injury problems, that’s what’s happened. The flip side of it and we’ve gone into places and won some pretty tough games with our own injury problems.
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Washington’s finally starting to regain its health. Otto Porter, Kris Humphries and Drew Gooden are still out with various ailments, but Beal and Nene are back and playing at a high level.
It’s only a matter of time before their starting lineup starts to resemble what it’s supposed to, and when that happens the Wizards just may be one of the tougher outs in the Eastern Conference.