Wizards coach Ed Tapscott has settled on his new lineup following DeShawn Stevenson’s request to come off the bench, and second-year forward Dominic McGuire will get the start at small forward while Caron Butler moves to shooting guard.
Tapscott said Stevenson definitely is in the rotation, but when he comes off the bench will depend on matchups, foul situations and the general flow of the game.
Oleksiy Pecherov again will be inactive.
Tonight is a homecoming for Tapscott, who built the Charlotte Bobcats from the ground up before coming to Washington. Tapscott oversaw everything from the interior architecture of the arena, to sales, to basketball decisions.