Jun 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards rookie Otto Porter Jr. (right) is introduced to the media by Wizards head coach Randy Whitman (left) after being drafted with the third pick in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at Verizon Center . Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Otto Porter could return on Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks

Now that Otto Porter has practiced with the team and has been cleared for basketball activities, it’s pretty clear that he’ll make his rookie debut sooner rather than later. The Wizards will have three days to rest this week after a grueling start to the season, and Otto Porter may be ready to finally play on Friday Night against the Milwaukee Bucks, according to CSN Washington.

While Bradley Beal and Al Harrington are still out, rookie Otto Porter is on the cusp of getting his first game action vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday.

Despite Porter’s absence from the team, the Wizards have managed to compete with Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza as their primary small forwards. Even though Porter wasn’t expected to make much of an impact during his first season, Washington’s bench has been dreadful and Porter’s addition could potentially make a great difference.

Porter has missed months of developmental time with the Wizards due to a relatively mysterious hip injury that he suffered at Washington’s voluntary training camp before the season started. He wasn’t expected to miss much time, as he was listed as “day-to-day”, but he ultimately became sidelined indefinitely.

It’s great to finally have some sort of timetable for Porter. He’s not guaranteed to make an appearance on Friday night, but he should be back this month. The Wizards are third in the conference without Bradley Beal or Otto Porter, so having them back soon will definitely impact the team.

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