With Andray Blatche nursing a sore right shoulder and the Wizards in need of an energy boost, Trevor Booker will make his first start of the season on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors. Booker has been the Wizards’ best player over the past three games, averaging 10 points and six rebounds off the bench. He had a season-high 14 points and five rebounds in the Wizards’ dreadful performance on Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Booker averaged 10.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in 14 starts last season. Blatche will be a game-time decision. Rashard Lewis will continue to come off the bench behind rookie Chris Singleton.
The Wizards are off to a franchise-worst 0-8 start and have triggered an avalanche of critical analysis. Columnist Mike Wise weighed in, pointing out that being really bad was always part of the rebuilding plan. Several scouts and team executives told beat writer Michael Lee that the team’s problems run much deeper than the usual bumps that come from rebuilding.
On PostSports Live, Lee and the crew further discussed what’s wrong with the team. Washington attempts to end the losing streak tonight at home against the Toronto Raptors (4-5). The Raptors are coming off a 97-87 victory on Monday against Minnesota.
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Tipoff: 7 p.m.; TV: Comcast SportsNet; Radio: 106.7 (WJFK FM).Check out a live box score for today’s game here.