Wizards (15-51) vs. Kings (14-51), Butler out

Injury update: Caron Butler is out (hamstring). He will likely have an MRI exam taken tomorrow and that will determine his status going forward. Don't be suprised if he doesn't make that four-game trip that opens Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.

Wizards starters: Mike James, Dominic McGuire, Antawn Jamison, Andray Blatche, Darius Songaila. Jamison starts the three, Blatche at the four and Songaila at the five.

Kings starters: Kevin Martin, Francisco Garcia, Spencer Hawes, Jason Thompson, Andres Nocioni.

Refs: Mark Wunderlich, Mark Ayotte, Eli Roe.

Line: WIzards by 2.5.

-As I reported last night, Brendan Haywood has been cleared to practice at full speed. However, the issue is that the team simply won't have much time to practice because of the hectic schedule. They'll go tomorrow but then travel and will not have another true practice until March 24.

You would think that Haywood needs at least several practices before trying to play. The guy's been out since October.

I'll update more later....

By Ivan Carter |  March 15, 2009; 5:25 PM ET
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Wow the Wizards are leading. Amazing.

Posted by: rachel216 | March 15, 2009 7:02 PM

Où est l'agent zéro?

Posted by: emmet1 | March 15, 2009 7:09 PM

Whats the deal with Flip Saunders

Posted by: brandonjamal13 | March 15, 2009 8:56 PM

Funny how no one at The Post wants to mention Tap's coaching record. In his 8 years as HC at AU, he was won 109 times, lost 117 times - losing record, never won the conference or the conf tourney. I doubt he brings up his losing AU years - folks might figure out that he's a joke of a coach.

How'd this guy survive there for 8 years - very strange indeed - look at this ('83-'86 he was 25-59 - worst coach in NCAA?):
1983-84: 6-22
1984-85: 9-19
1985-86: 10-18
1986-87: 13-14
1987-88: 14-14

Posted by: BulletsFan1 | March 15, 2009 8:56 PM

One can understand Tap wanting to win, but the GM has to control the coach. Grunfeld apparently does not want the 1st pick, he'd rather have one of his stars get injured in a meaningless game by playing well over 40 minutes/game.

FIRE TAP, FIRE GRUNFELD, FIRE UNSELD - can't even stand hearing that name.

Posted by: BulletsFan1 | March 15, 2009 9:02 PM

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