Wiz at Jazz, Daniels and Butler out

Antonio Daniels (sprained left wrist) and Caron Butler (left hamstring strain) are out for the Wizards. Andrei Kirilenko (bruised right calf) and Ronnie Brewer (groin) are out for the Jazz.

Daniels said hurt the wrist in the first quarter last night in Los Angeles when he got his hand pinned against Vlad Radmanovic's body. He will have the wrist examined by a hand specialist tomorrow and said he expects to play on Wednesday against Milwaukee. The wrist has been an ongoing problem since early March

It can't get any worse," Daniels said.

Butler tweaked the hamstring in overtime last night and was limping around all day. He tried to get loose about an hour ago but the decision was made to hold him out. Roger Mason Jr. starts for Daniels and Andray Blatche starts for Butler. Eddie Jordan said he went with Blatche over Darius Songaila because he wanted a veteran coming off that bench and liked how Blatche played in the first game against Utah.

By Ivan Carter |  March 31, 2008; 7:01 PM ET
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why does god hate us??

Posted by: Anonymous | March 31, 2008 8:35 PM

hmmm.. Butler out, Arenas still out, playoffs coming, future uncertain. deja vu.

Posted by: satch | March 31, 2008 8:38 PM

sigh, good luck guys!

Posted by: g | March 31, 2008 8:40 PM

Another loss for us tonight....:( It would have been difficult to win in UT WITH Caron and AD but without them it will probably be a blow out.

Posted by: Anonymous | March 31, 2008 8:48 PM

As Buck would say, "Can you believe thatttttt??? As DCMan said they better be ready to get the waterboys and the janitor's ready for practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Oh yea, that's right; we can't sign any players to 10 day contracts and not sign them for the rest of the year. It might take us over the "cap".......??? You know those 10 day contracts will really break the back of these multi-million dollar NBA organizations........

Posted by: Bullets Fever #1 | March 31, 2008 8:50 PM

It will take something of a miracle for the Wiz to get this one....OT game last night, AD and Juice out, a get-away "I wanna go home" game, this could get ugly very quickly for the Wiz. But if they win, it will be most impressive. That's a huge "if".

Posted by: low | March 31, 2008 8:57 PM

not again come on 10 games left in the playoffs come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Posted by: brandon | March 31, 2008 9:04 PM

bloody lovely...

screwing my fantasy team again

Posted by: vlad | March 31, 2008 9:29 PM

Holy guacamole. Down by 32 at halftime?

Jazz shooting 67% and outrebounding whoever they're playing 19-8.

Posted by: SteveMG | March 31, 2008 10:05 PM

im going to pound my head through a brick wall if he misses any more games this season

Posted by: ahhhh | March 31, 2008 10:07 PM

A blowout is being cooked up in Salt Lake. Tough way to try to finish out the roadie. Eddie is already emptying the bench, whatever is left of it. Look for D-Mac and Pesh to get big minutes in the 2nd half....Deron Williams already has 13 assists for the Jazz at halftime! I bet the Wiz give have the worst assist differential of any team in the league. The Wiz give up truck loads of assists without getting nearly as many themselves. Last night even Kobe got 13 assists against them in what was really an "off" game for him. You would think the Wiz should be able to get more assists considering they run that Princeton offense. But then again, if they can't consistenly knock down shots, their assist totals will be limited no matter how much they share the rock.

Posted by: low | March 31, 2008 10:14 PM

Deja vu....Butler was injured in late-March last year and Agent Zero a couple of days later. At least we hope CB3's injury is minor and it was smart to sit him out tonight...come on Gilby, we need you back for the homestand starting this week.

Posted by: wizfan89 | March 31, 2008 10:35 PM

Why was Jamison in there in the third quarter of this blow out? Sit him down. Fourth quarter is beginning. Let's see what couch does onow. Empty the whole bench now. Let AJ rest.

Posted by: BmoreRev | March 31, 2008 10:46 PM

Real ugly in Mormon country EJ must be wondering "what did I do to deserve this"no AD,CB, and still no Gilbert way to go Abe, hang your coach out to dry with a short bench before the injuries now what?talk about sabotage!!!!!!!!!!!.

Posted by: DARGREGMAG@AOL.COM | March 31, 2008 10:57 PM

Sit the old man down...rest'em, EJ? Clueless! No need to risk more injuries.

Posted by: Yikes. | March 31, 2008 10:59 PM

What can you say... the 5th game of the west coast road trip, on the tale of a back to back following an overtime loss to the lakers. Didn't need a dang crystal ball to predict that one.

It makes me mad the Jazz have Kyrylo Fesenko. Man I really wanted us to get that guy, and they got him from Philly I think for just a future 2nd round pick.

McGuire looked great at the end! He is really beginning to find his niche on this team. He made it worth watching til the end.

Posted by: Darnell | March 31, 2008 11:44 PM

Caron is weak. Trade him.

Posted by: Jake | April 1, 2008 12:39 AM

My real name is DC Fairy88.

Everyone knows why: I luv Gilby!


I am also known as Clewiston88, or "ClueLess."

Posted by: DC Man88 | April 1, 2008 2:02 AM

You got it right Ivan, the Wiz should have take a direct flight from LAX to IAD...

Bucks game will either be a new beginning or the beginning of the end. I remain optimistic.

But did you see OPec's line against Utah, eeeek!

Posted by: khrabb | April 1, 2008 6:27 AM

What a pitiful game. Even with those two missing - was anybody playing "any" defense?

Utah had 25 assists in the 1st half!!Amazing.

Weren't all our 3 pt assassins on the floor?

Posted by: Ira1952 | April 1, 2008 11:26 AM

I didn't watch because I knew that what happened is exactly what would happen. It seems to me that the Wizards are not conditioned properly or something. They are the only team I know that cannot string together two back to backs after an overtime game the night before. What is up with that?

Also, is there anyone out there that can tell me if Caron is injury prone or is this year an anomoly? I am starting to think of Larry Hughes where Caron is concerned. He seems to be hurt a lot. Is this hammy strain a part of the hip injury as well? Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 1, 2008 11:51 AM

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