Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
The Wizards organization furthered its investment into the future, exercising the fourth-year contract option on Bradley Beal and the third-year contract option on Otto Poter.
The Wizards Las Vegas Summer League run, led by the dominant play of Otto Porter and Glen Rice, Jr., came to a close, with the latter being named the league’s MVP Sunday night.
Wizards’ head coach Randy Wittman remains optimistic that he’ll see Bradley Beal and rookie Otto Porter in the lineup within the week, he told Holden and Danny on 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday.
Hoyas men’s basketball coach John Thompson III, who told the Junkies he still talks to Otto Porter regularly, said the Wizards’ 3rd overall pick is going “stir-crazy” waiting for his hip flexor to heal, and it’s the team’s medical and training staffs keeping him from returning.
The Washington Wizards are just two weeks out from tipping off the 2013-14 NBA regular season. With the 3rd overall pick already sidelined with a hip injury and a 117-277 record over the last five seasons, what’s not to be excited about with the Wizards?
Wizards rookie Otto Porter has a right hip flexor injury.
By drafting Otto Porter then re-signing Martell Webster, the Wizards have demonstrated the desire for depth of a playoff-bound franchise, a gesture which hasn’t gone unnoticed with the players.
Porter has done nothing to make them regret choosing him with the third overall selection in the NBA draft two weeks ago.
The Wizards wrapped up a 3-day minicamp Thursday ahead of their upcoming Summer League games in Las Vegas, where the star attraction was rookie Otto Porter, who’s currently enduring the struggles of adjusting to the NBA’s style of play.