[blurb-title player='Scott Brooks' team='WAS' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]Despite a 1-5 start and a league-worst defense, Scott Brooks still has the support of the Wizards organization.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The dreaded vote of confidence? The likely excuse here is that the…
April 19, 2018, 12:47 pmMike Scott - PF/C - Washington Wizards
Wizards coach Scott Brooks hinted at a potential lineup change ahead of Game 3 on Friday night.
Brooks responded to a question about Mike Scott's role as the backup center by saying, "Who knows? [Scott] might be a starting five." This would come as a surprise as Marcin Gortat has started every game under Brooks the past two seasons. Brooks also commented on April 8 that he won't be changing the starting lineup. As the Wizards are sitting at two-games-to-none against the Raptors, a change of heart – and lineup – would not be shocking for coach Brooks.
Source: Washington Post
April 5, 2018, 6:51 pmJohn Wall - PG - Washington Wizards
John Wall is expected to see extended minutes Thursday night vs. Cleveland.
Coach Scott Brooks mentioned he was going to try and play Wall extended minutes in Thursday's contest. In the two games Wall has played in since returning from knee surgery, he played 33 minutes in each. Wall is averaging 34.2 minutes per game this season so the comment by Brooks may just be reassurance that Wall will be playing his normal minutes. It does not make sense to push him past his usual right now. There is no word yet on if Wall will play Friday night – the second night of a back-to-back.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
March 6, 2018, 10:06 pmOtto Porter Jr. - SF - Washington Wizards
Otto Porter Jr. (bruised hip) is considered day-to-day.
Porter went down late on Tuesday against the Heat and did not return. After the game, coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Porter is day-to-day and that they would check him at practice tomorrow. This is great news for OPJ owners, as the Wizards don’t play again until Friday. Still, Porter has a history of hip injuries in the past and it is something to watch for moving forward.
Source: Aaron Oster on Twitter