Rashard Lewis said he's considering surgery to alleviate nagging tendonitis issues in his right knee, but he's not ready to bail on the Wizards. For now, he plans to continue playing through the pain. After hobbling through 29 minutes on the floor and scoring three points -- his second-lowest scoring output of the year -- and grabbing four rebounds in Wednesday's 100-85 win over Milwaukee, Lewis said afterward that things didn't look good as he was leaving the locker room. With two full days before their next game, the Wizards are going to rest Lewis as much as they can, but a longer term solution may still be needed. "Surgery is an option, just to clean it out, a scope, but it's not something that I want to do right now," said Lewis, who is averaging 12.7 points and 5.5 rebounds a game. "I think it'd be an option after the season, but we're going to see how it feels over these next couple of games leading up to the break, just to decide what we're going to do." Lewis said the knee has been giving him problem on and off for the last couple of seasons, but that it's ramped up this year. "He's been playing a lot of minutes," Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. "He went from playing the four, where basically he's going to be around the basket a lot, to guarding a lot of threes, chasing, moving a lot more offensively from one side to another. He's got a lot more wear and tear with how we've been using him recently."
Lewis mulls over options
Washington Examiner | Feb 11