While the focus has been on the minutes of John Wall and to a lesser extent Bradley Beal in the preseason, the frontcourt has played significantly fewer minutes as the Wizards gear up for the Oct. 27 regular-season opener.
Marcin Gortat only played nine minutes in a 124-119 loss to the Sacramento Kings. Markieff Morris, who miss the two previous games with a sore left foot, logged 15. Gortat missed a recent practice with a sore glute.
With two exhibitions left, there's not a lot of time, but Scott Brooks has been more concerned with evaulating his role players and free agents before he cuts the roster by at least three to get to the maximum limit. He has never had all five of his regular starters begin a preseason game.
"Getting their bodies right is more important than the minutes right now. I’m still looking at the long-term," Brooks said after Saturday's loss. "The next 12-13 days before the first game. ... we want to get everybody right going into this next stretch of (preseason) games. The minutes, we’ll see how everybody feels."
Everyone practiced Monday ahead of Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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