Thursday March 17, 2011 1:02 p.m.
By Frank Hanrahan
With no timetable on the returns of forwards Josh Howard, Andray Blatche and Rashard Lewis, the injury riddled Wizards had to get some help, and they did, by signing swingman Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract.
The 6'5" Jeffers was playing for Iowa of the NBA Development League where he averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 38 games. Jeffers is a two-time Developmental League All-Star and was the league's Rookie of the Year in 2009. Jeffers, has played in 15 NBA games ith San Antonio and Utah. He will wear 12.
Wizards leading scorer Nick Young has been bothered by a sore knee, and he had to miss the Bulls game on Tuesday night. The Wizards expect the shooting guard to return at Toronto Friday night but Jeffers obviously provides insurance.
Howard and Blatche remain out with sore knees while Blatche is slowed by a sprained right shoulder.The 16-50 Wizards visit 18-49 Toronto Friday night.