Morning tip: Porter, Singleton aren't close

Morning tip: Porter, Singleton aren't close
November 16, 2013, 8:00 am
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WIz finish frustrating road trip on low note

The injury bug to the Wizards' forwards leads to the obvious question about the status of Otto Porter, the No. 3 overall draft pick in June, who has yet make an impact.

There's nothing new, of course, as he has yet to practice for more than two months.

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Coach Randy Wittman believes when he does return from his right hip flexor strain that it'll be around the same time Chris Singleton gets back in the mix from left foot/toe surgery. Singleton took to Twitter to say after a three-game road trip that he needed to get well soon. Forwards Trevor Ariza (right hamstring strain) and Al Harrington (sore right knee) are on the shelf. 

They play the Cleveland Cavaliers at Verizon Center on Saturday night (CSN, 7 p.m. ET)

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"He hasn't done anything on the floor," Wittman said, "so I can't give you a good timetable until they can get on the floor and I can see both he and Otto not only from a physical thing coming (back) from an injury but conditioning. They haven't done anything, since Sept. 13 for Otto. That's a long time. …I think it's closer that they might both get on the floor here and start some sort of practicing and then I can get you a better gauge."