Porter held out of Wizards practice
Otto Porter Jr., who trails only Marcin Gortat on the Wizards in terms of minutes played, has recently been spotted after games shuffling slowly from the shower to his locker stall. Porter will take any teasing about it with a big smile, but on Tuesday, the injury appeared to be a bit more serious.
Washington held Porter out from practice, one day after he experienced inflammation in his right hip during the third quarter of the team’s win over the Suns. Another starting forward, Markieff Morris, did not practice because of a sore foot. According to coach Scott Brooks, both players are listed as “day-to-day” while receiving treatments.
But while Morris at least appeared on the practice court — he watched and provided commentary as John Wall and rookie Sheldon McClellan engaged in an entertaining one-on-one battle — Porter remained in the trainer’s room.
This is not the first time Porter, 23, has experienced hip soreness. Last January, he left a game against the Bucks after crashing to the court on a layup attempt. Porter’s rookie year was also stalled by hip troubles. In 2013, Porter, the third overall pick in that year’s draft, did not participate in his first practice until late November.