WASHINGTON (AP) -The injury-depleted Washington Wizards are expected to sign guard Mike Wilks and have him in uniform for Wednesday's game against the Chicago Bulls.
The 5-foot-10 Wilks has played for seven NBA teams, most recently averaging three points and 15.3 minutes in eight games with the Denver Nuggets this season. He was waived by Denver last month.
Since entering the league with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2002-03 season, Wilks has appeared in 222 games, averaging 2.5 points and 1.2 assists.
The Wizards are down to nine healthy players, and their top two point guards are out: starter Gilbert Arenas (left knee surgery) and his primary backup, Antonio Daniels (sprained right knee). Forward-center Oleksiy Pecherov is sidelined because of a broken right ankle.
Despite all of the injuries, the Wizards are on a four-game winning steak and have won 13 of their past 18 games.
``We are trying to prepare the guys we have,'' coach Eddie Jordan said after practice Tuesday. ``We can't be distracted by something we can't control. It isn't worth it.''

Recent NBA Discussions

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Hungry Clips open season in Portland Having suffered a disappointing first-round exit in last year’s playoffs, the Clippers spent the offseason tinkering. No established stars left Staples Center, but...
Thumbnail Harden, Houston visit new-look Los Angeles No one’s expecting the Lakers to make major waves as soon as 2016-17. With Luke Walton at the helm, though, the franchise hopes it’s pinpointed the man to turn...
Thumbnail Cleveland ready to rock anew vs. New York The Cavaliers are ready to revel in their first NBA title in 52 years. But will the new-look Knicks spoil the celebration in...
Thumbnail NBA 2016-17 MVP Odds Will Stephen Curry make a run at a third straight NBA MVP honor, or will someone else push him for the crown? Get a...
Thumbnail Lottery pick to begin pro career as reserve The Lakers stumbled to a 17-65 finish in 2015-16. Yet that doesn’t mean they’re willing to just hand over the keys to the No. 2 overall pick in June’s NBA draft.
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages