Washington Wizards Player Grades: Week 5

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Nov 15, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards forward

Rasual Butler

(8) dribbles the ball as Orlando Magic guard

Evan Fournier

(10) defends in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 98-93. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Rasual Butler: 12.3 PPG (56.0 FG%), 1.0 RPG

Rasual Butler is the chosen one.

Scoring 23 points against the Cavaliers on Wednesday night, the 35-year old Butler has been serving threes off the bench, giving the Washington Wizards a big lift in the scoring department. The Wizards have become accustomed to settling for deep two point shot, but that doesn’t appear to be concern for Butler, who’s knocking down over 55% of his three point shots.

If Butler keeps playing this well, Garrett Temple is going to have a hard time cracking the rotation again this season.

Grade: A+

Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Otto Porter: 4.0 PPG (37.5 FG%), 2.0 RPG

Otto Porter missed the Milwaukee game with a minor hamstring injury, and the Washington Wizards’ X-factor off the bench couldn’t get a whole lot going against Atlanta and Cleveland. Porter missed a couple open jumpers that he usually knocks down, and he went just 1-4 from the field against the Cavaliers.

Even when Otto isn’t hitting, however, he’s been a huge plus on the defensive end – opponents are shooting a dystopic 36.4% from the field against Otto inside 10 feet.

Grade: C+

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