UPDATE: Jan. 20 — The Wizards game against the Bucks has been postponed due to Washington not being able to field an 8-man roster. Westbrook and Rui Hachimura are still sidelined and the Wizards are still dealing with health and safety protocols.
The Washington Wizards may play a basketball game in the NBA for the first time in almost a little over a week! The Wizards were cleared to return to the practice court on Wednesday night and have a chance to play a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Washington has had to deal with a Covid-19 outbreak since Jan. 11 after their game against the Phoenix Suns. That has led to five games being postponed after the Wizards announced seven positive Covid-19 tests throughout the last week.
On top of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Wizards have been operating without a few key players. Thomas Bryant tore his ACL and is done for the season. Russell Westbrook suffered a setback before the outbreak and is sidelined with a quad injury. So that would mean nine players were deemed ineligible, making it difficult for the Wizards to field an 8-man roster.