|Butler, Daniels expected to play for Wizards; Arenas still out|
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|Wednesday, 02 April 2008 08:42|
Butler (strained left hamstring) and Daniels (sprained left wrist) missed Monday's 129-87 loss at Utah. Both were hurt the previous night in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, although Daniels' wrist has been bothering him for weeks.
Coach Eddie Jordan said Daniels would play against the Bucks and that Butler would be a game-time decision. Butler, though, said he was definitely playing.
``I ran pretty hard for the course of the shootaround and I felt pretty good,'' he said.
Arenas hasn't played since November because of a knee injury, and his status remains unpredictable. He wanted to play against Detroit on March 23 and stormed out of the locker room when the doctor wouldn't give the go-ahead. Now, the doctor says yes - having cleared Arenas during the West Coast road trip - but the three-time All-Star guard didn't take part in the shootaround.
Asked when he expects to have Arenas back, Jordan said: ``When he's ready to play.''
The Wizards entered Wednesday's game tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference. They would clinch their fourth straight playoff berth Wednesday with a win over the Bucks and an Indiana loss to Boston.