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Report: Wizards’ Alan Anderson out about another month

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors - Game Two

Brooklyn Nets v Toronto Raptors - Game Two

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Alan Anderson had left-ankle surgery in May and again in October – the Wizards signing him between.

But Anderson has yet to play for Washington, and he won’t anytime soon.

Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post:

Washington Wizards swingman Alan Anderson, who hasn’t played a game this season, is not expected to make his season debut for another three to five weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.

Washington – 13-14 with the point difference of a typical 11-16 team – has bigger problems than Anderson. But his absence certainly contributes.

The Wizards transitioned to playing smaller this season, but they don’t have the personnel on the wing to excel consistently with that style. Bradley Beal and Otto Porter are injured. Martell Webster suffered a season-ending injury and was waived. Anderson is still out.

Washington has won three straight behind the first three 20-point games of Garrett Temple’s career, but that’s not sustainable. The Wizards need their top wings to return if they’re going to frequently play three of them at a time.