Otto Porter averaged 16 points a game in his last year at Georgetown. (Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards forward Otto Potter will be available to play tonight and possibly make his season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced.
Potter has missed the entire season because of a strained right hip flexor after being drafted third overall in the first round of June's NBA Draft.
“I feel decent. I only had two practices," Porter said to the Washington Post. "Hopefully, I can get more in soon and get more acclimated to the team and what we’re trying to do.”
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If Porter does play, he will like come off the bench. The Wizards (9-9), who have won seven of the past nine games, are currently third in the Eastern Conference.
"When you sit out for three months, not playing something that you love to do, of course, you’re going to have mixed emotions about it, being excited about being back out there, but you don’t want to show it,” Porter said. “You’ve just got to prove it to yourself. I missed this long, you want to make sure you’re 100 percent. I want to give 100 percent when I’m out there.”