|Wizards waive guard Mike Wilks; Antonio Daniels to return to lineup|
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|Monday, 31 December 2007 11:50|
Wilks played in four games and averaged 1.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 11 minutes. Washington was his eighth NBA club since he started with the Atlanta Hawks during the 2002-03 season.
The Wizards signed Wilks after Daniels sprained his right knee in a game Dec. 13. Daniels is ready to start in Washington's next game, at home against Detroit on Wednesday night.
``It is going to mean a lot to us,'' Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said after practice Monday. ``He directs us, and he is our quarterback on the court.''
Daniels became a starter when All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas was sidelined after having left knee surgery Nov. 21.
The Wizards (15-14) have gone 9-5 this season with Daniels in the starting lineup.
``I did more drills today in practice. I did a lot of 5-on-5, which I haven't had the opportunity to do recently,'' Daniels said. ``My knee felt good today. At different times I feel it. I don't know if it is mental or physical, but I just have to get through it.''
While he was out, Roger Mason Jr. and rookie Nick Young both filled in as a starter, and Washington went 3-4.