The Washington Times - February 24, 2008, 05:31PM
Caron Butler

\ Today when the Wizards took to the air for back-to-back road games at New Orleans (tomorrow) and Houston (Tuesday), they left Butler behind. Butler has missed the last eight games, and 11 of the last 13, with that hip injury. Nearly every day, however, he has taken the court to test it, either with light calisthenics or light shooting. He still remains far from returning, so now the Wizards are trying a different course of action.\

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\ Last night Jordan wouldn’t speculate as to when Butler, or Gilbert Arenas, would return, but indicated that it will still be a while for both players.\

\ From Houston, the Wizards fly to Chicago, where they’ll play the Bulls on Friday. They return to the District where they’ll play host to New Orleans next Sunday.\

\ — Mike Jones