Rui Hachimura Injury Update for Wizards vs Raptors on Monday, 4/5/2021

Rui Hachimura injury update for Wizards-Raptors on Monday, 4/5/2021.
Rui Hachimura injury update for Wizards-Raptors on Monday, 4/5/2021. / Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Washington Wizards have the potential to be without two of their best players for Monday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors. Rui Hachimura has already been ruled out after being a late scratch on Saturday due to a shoulder injury. Bradley Beal is also listed as questionable, and he’s missed each of the past four games due to a hip contusion.

With Hachimura officially out, Davis Bertans will likely start for the second straight game. He replaced Hachimura in the starting lineup on Saturday, which was his first game back in the lineup following an extended injury absence. He was limited to just 20 minutes, but he should see some additional run on Monday.

Russell Westbrook should once again be asked to carry the offense if Beal is ruled out. He’s increased his usage rate by 7.7 percentage points and his assist rate by 3.7 percentage points with Beal and Hachimura off the court this season.

Westbrook has already provided tremendous value recently – he’s averaged 1.55 FanDuel points per minute over the past month – so he would be an appealing target in that situation.

The Wizards are currently listed as 5-point underdogs against the Raptors on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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