Phil Chenier, the Washington Bullet one-time All-Star guard who has been sidelined for more than a year with a disk problem, may be reactivated for tonight's game in San Diego.
Chenier was not available for comment last night and sources indicated he had left for San Diego to join the team earlier in the day.
Two Bullets, guard Kevin Grevey and forward Mitch Kupchak, are recuperating in Washington from leg injuries and will probably miss all of the four-game, Ight-day road trip.
"We won't make a decision until Kevin and Mitch are examined in Washington on Tuesday," Bullet Coach Dick Motta said yesterday from San Diego.
"But Phil is definitely coming out here. Whether or not he's activated depends on how long the others are expected to be out," Motta added.
Grevey has a pulled hamstring muscle and Kupchak has an inflamed Achilles' tendon. Both played in Sunday's 107-99 loss to Philadelphia, but were ineffective.
"Mitch will probably have to go on injured reserve for a few games," said Motta. "But he wants to test his leg first. We won't know for sure until he's been seen by a doctor and has had some rest."
Bullet center Wes Unseld also is limping with an ankle injury. "Wes will practice tonight, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed," said Motta.
"We've got a lot to worry about."
Chenier has been practicing with the Bullets for the last three weeks, trying to work back into condition and to regain the form that made him one of the NBA's best all-around guards.