Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will suit up to play today against the Cleveland Cavaliers following his two consecutive ejections, according to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.
Running mate Bradley Beal will sit today, nursing a hamstring injury stemming from Wednesday’s game against the Boston Celtics — Marcus Thornton will pick up the start in his place.
Head coach Scott Brooks said that Wall will sit Saturday’s game, keeping in line with his recovery protocol of no back-to-back games until further notice.
“Health is more important than tonight’s game,” said Brooks.
The man at the helm also said that even if Beal is unable to go tomorrow, Wall will sit no matter what, so the Wizards could be looking at a potential lineup with rookie Tomas Satoransky and Thornton against the Chicago Bulls.
Satoransky stands at 6-foot-7 and is a natural point guard, his possible involvement as a starter is predicated on the size disadvantage the team would have starting 6-foot point guard Trey Burke along with 6-foot-4 Thornton.
The Wizards had played three of four games against the Cavs without Beal, going 1-2 in them.
Rookie Sheldon McClellan could get some minutes as a guard/forward hybrid thanks to these upcoming absences.