With the Jordan Crawford situation taken care of, the Wizards can turn their attention back to the court, where Bradley Beal and Cartier Martin both aren’t expected to miss any time following a yucky face-to-face collision during Thursday’s practice.
Beal had to head straight to the dentist after chipping both of his front teeth, and Martin left the practice court with a towel pressed to his face and later visited the doctor for stitches to close a laceration to his forehead, where he’d connected with Beal.Wizards coach Randy Wittman had a cabinet full of one-liners ready afterward.
“We’ve got a hockey player it looks like now,” Wittman said of Beal. “We’re in the same building with our hockey team so we might as well look like them. I don’t know if you guys looked at him. He’s got a pretty smile. He could squirt some water out of that mouth now I bet.”
Beal jogged into Friday’s shootaround with a mouth guard and said he was good. Martin wore a blue headband that masked the repair to his injury. Asked how many stitches he received, Martin guessed about 15. Both are expected to be available against the Nuggets.
“I told them they know how to end a practice,” Wittman said.