BROOKLYN -- Right calf and foot injuries slowed down Markieff Morris earlier this season even though he missed just one game (Dec. 14 vs. Hornets), and Wednesday he is out vs. the Nets because of calf tightness.
Kelly Oubre will start in his place, though that move likely moves Otto Porter to the "stretch" four position. Oubre would slot in as the small forward.
Coach Scott Brooks likes to roll out that lineup late in the first quarter to give the Wizards (30-21) more quickness and athleticism.
But he already has a short bench and Tomas Satoransky didn't fare well playing the three spot earlier this season.
Brooks could opt to use more three-guard lineups as well against a team such as the Nets, who have lost 10 in a row and won just nine games.
Morris' injury isn't deemed to be serious but likely more precautionary.
This is just the second game out of 52 this season that Morris has missed. The 27-year-old is averaging 14.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season.