The Washington Wizards continued day two of their training camp today, but rookie Otto Porter and Trevor Booker were still limited in the second day.
Otto Porter (hip) & Trevor Booker (knee) both limited today at practice #WizCamp
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) September 29, 2013
To my knowledge, both Porter and Booker didn’t participate in “live” practice yesterday and were limited to just shooting. Booker recently went through a knee procedure just a few weeks ago, and Otto Porter has been dealing with a hip flexor for the past several weeks. Even though both are considered “day to day” and their situations aren’t necessarily worrisome, it’s important that Porter and Booker don’t fall behind the rest of the team. Since Porter has missed the majority of summer league, and now training camp, I can’t see how he’ll find himself in the rotation without having time to learn Washington’s system.
I found it interesting that Porter has been limited for weeks, even though his injury isn’t considered serious whatsoever. Although Washington will definitely be very cautious with Porter before getting him back on the floor, it’s interesting that he’s been limited for quite some time, even though the injury isn’t considered serious. Of course, we don’t know the extent of the injury, but since he’s been able to shoot, I wouldn’t think it’s particularly serious.
Booker will also have to find a way to return to form before the end of training camp, especially since he’s fighting for a chance to play within the rotation. With Kevin Seraphin, Al Harrington, and Jan Vesely all participating in camp, Booker is already missing valuable time to prove himself to the coaching staff.