Wizards' Marcin Gortat (knee) may not play Monday

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (left knee) might not play on Monday versus the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

Gortat said he injured his knee in Saturday's win over the Orlando Magic and added that it's really swollen. In fact, he can't even bend his knee at the moment, and it may need to be drained. He will test his knee out in warmups, so he is technically still a game-time decision, but it doesn't sound good. Nene Hilario (triceps) is going to try and play, while Drew Gooden and possibly DeJuan Blair will have to step up on Monday if Gortat can't go.

Gortat -- who ranks 63rd with a 1.0 nERD -- is averaging 13.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists. His 51.9 Effective Field Goal Percentage is his worst mark since his rookie campaign.