Although coach Randy Wittman said that Nene and Drew Gooden should be back sooner than later, neither shot around with the Wizards on Wednesday morning, before their game with the Memphis Grizzlies, and neither did Otto Porter (CSN, CSNmidatlantic.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET).
Both big men have calf strains. Gooden did do some individual drills on the side. Porter (left thigh bruise) appears likely to miss his third game in a row.
Gary Neal (lower back) made an appearance after missing Monday's game.
Kelly Oubre has started the last two games at small forward in place of Porter. Ramon Sessions and Garrett Temple take on more of the scoring responsibility without Neal. They combined to score 38 points in a 113-99 win vs. the Sacramento Kings.
Bradley Beal (right leg stress reaction) is expected to get his injury evaluated by this weekend and a clearer timeline will emerge for his return.
The Wizards (12-14) have beaten the Charlotte Hornets and Kings this week. A victory over Memphis, which beat them 112-95 last week, would tie a season-high three-game winning streak.
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Kevin Durant continues to give back to the community that raised him.
Durant, who calls Prince George's County, MD., home, recently announced a partnership with Prince George's County public schools.
The partnership, which comes with a $10 million dollar commitment from Durant, will help fund a program called College Track. Essentially, it's a 10-year program that provides basic infrastructure — test prep, tutoring, college selection and how to get financial aid — that kids from less-advantaged families often times don’t have.
Durant's money will go towards building College Track's Maryland center. There are nine other College Tracks across California, Colorado, and Louisiana, and the program has helped over 3,000 students get to college and beyond. This Maryland center will be the first of three that are planned to go up in the DC area.
You can read the entire article about Durant and College Track right here.
RELATED: WHAT THE SESSIONS SIGNING MEANS FOR TOMAS SATORANSKY
On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller offered their reaction to the Ramon Sessions signing and how it could affect Tomas Satoransky. Plus, how the Wizards match up with the new-look Cavs and how Kelly Oubre, Jr. broke out of his slump.
Chase also explained his epic fail with an Oubre interview and they revisited an Instagram post from months ago that foreshadowed much that has gone down this season.
You can listen to the episode right here:
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