After playing Temple played 11.2 minutes per game, the Wizards guard averaged just 1.1 minutes after the trade for Andre Miller.
Though Temple's on-court role decreased, he built the trust of teammates and coaches as a versatile leader and defender.
Backup guard Garrett Temple had the "perfect" day on Tuesday as his team closed out Chicago and NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA for life.
Garrett Temple earns minutes because of his defense but he added a little offense in the Wizards' victory over Chicago.
Nene was dealing with personal matter in his native Brazil
Swingman has joined many of his teammates by getting an early jump on the season.
Garrett Temple's role with the Wizards will probably be different than last season but he is used to adjusting.
The Wizards and Garrett Temple agree to one-year deal.
With the Wizards down to just two guards, Garrett Temple made sure John Wall didn't have to act alone
After defeating Charlotte on Saturday, the Wizards are 5-4 with Garrett Temple starting at shooting guard.