Five players who might not be in the playoffs
The Washington Wizards have an interesting set of injuries.
It looks like Bradley Beal, Nene, Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter Jr. will be out for the foreseeable future.
And they’re not alone.
Here’s what you need to know about the injured players who could miss time.
Bradley Beals’ status is uncertain: The veteran forward has been in and out of the lineup since January with a strained hamstring.
But he said Monday that he’s not sure when he will return to the lineup.
He’s been listed as questionable, “but we don’t know.”
Marcin Guptill will miss a minimum of three weeks with an ankle injury: The Wizards have a pair of injuries to point guard Marcin Gorcic that could force him out for a minimum three weeks.
The first is a lower back strain.
He also is listed as “day-to-day” after being bothered by the injury for a little while on Monday.
The second is a strained calf.
The Wizards also have a hamstring injury that could limit Gorcics ability to play in a playoff series.
Otto Porter III could miss the entire postseason: The 6-foot-8 Porter has been battling back spasms for weeks.
He said Monday the soreness has flared up in the past week, but he’s hoping to return for the Wizards’ next game against the Lakers.
“I’m hoping to be back in the lineup this week,” Porter told the team’s official website.
Marc Gasol could miss two to three weeks: Gasol has been out since Nov. 25 with a fractured right tibia and fibula.
The 6.7-foot center is listed on the Wizards website as questionable.
Nene was out for several days with a calf injury: Nene’s calf strain will require an MRI and an MRI will be done Monday morning to determine the extent of the injury.
The team is hoping to have Nene available for Tuesday’s game against Atlanta.
He will likely be available in a reserve role, coach Randy Wittman told the media.
Otto Payne Jr. has a sprained right ankle: Payne, the 6-7 forward, has sprained his right ankle in the preseason.
The Washington Post’s Jeff Schultz reported Monday that Payne is out three to four weeks.
Marc Wilson could miss up to a month: The 5-foot, 12-year veteran will likely miss up for a month with a sore right hamstring, the team announced Monday.
Wilson was playing in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss at the Lakers when he got tangled up in a loose ball and was taken to the locker room.
He hasn’t played since.
Marcum Mbah a Moute has a torn Achilles: The Grizzlies’ power forward has had to miss two games because of a spraining right knee.
Mbah-a-Moute had surgery for the injury Monday and will miss up at least six to eight weeks.
Otto Nesterovic is questionable: The Nuggets are out indefinitely after Nesterovic injured his left knee during a timeout.
The forward is listed for an MRI Monday morning.
Marc Pekovic could miss at least two to four months: The team said Tuesday that Pekovic could be out up to two months with a sprain to his right knee, the Associated Press reported.
Nemanja Bjelica is out for at least a month after injuring his left foot: The Serbian forward was out of action since Nov .
23 with a knee injury.
He had surgery on Tuesday and is listed with a foot injury.
Bradley Humphrey is questionable for up to six to 10 weeks with a hamstring strain: The Pistons announced Tuesday that Humphrey was out with a right hamstring strain and is questionable to play Monday night against the Suns.
Otto Papis has missed the last three games with a left knee injury: Papis had surgery Monday for a left foot strain.
The Bucks, Pistons and Suns are among the teams that have called him out in recent weeks.
Brandon Jennings could miss six to 12 weeks with knee injuries: The 7-foot guard, who is averaging 14.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, could be sidelined for six to twelve weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his right leg.
Nikola Vucevic could miss five to eight games with right ankle injuries: Vucevi’s right ankle is torn, and the team is unsure when Vucevic will be able to play again.
Mike Conley is questionable because of right knee issues: The Spurs are on the hook for Conley, who has missed games with injuries to both of his knees.
Conley had surgery Sunday for a torn ACL, and it’s unclear how long he’ll be sidelined.
Bradley Sullinger is out with ankle issues: Sullings ankle injury has been ruled out for up