The Lakers and Thunder could very well meet in the Western Conference finals, but the Grizzlies and Clippers will likely make things interesting along the way.
The big man, out since August with plantar fasciitis, gives his teammates a lift by practicing on a limited basis.
The free agent guard returns to the Wizards' roster, replacing Jannero Pargo, who is waived.
Cartier Martin, Kevin Seraphin and Jordan Crawford led an improbable fourth-quarter run in Dallas, cutting an 18-point deficit down to three, but the Wizards ultimately lost, 107-101.
Wizards are looking to snap season-opening six-game losing skid in Dallas.
Trevor Ariza's aggressive play was the lone bright spot in the Wizards' dismal loss to the Bobcats.
The Wizards shot 16.1 percent from beyond the three-point line but that didn't keep them from taking 31 shots from long distance.
Tonight the Wizards seek their first win of the season in Charlotte.
Before the first meeting between the No. 2 and No. 3 picks of the last NBA draft, Bradley Beal discusses his friendship with Charlotte forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Wizards are 0-5 for the third time in five seasons and seeking that elusive first win as they take on the Charlotte Bobcats.