Wizards All-Star forward Antawn Jamison practiced Monday without a protective sleeve on his banged-up right knee and expects to be at 100 percent for the start of the regular season next week.
He said after practice he had no pain or stiffness and felt pretty good.
That's important news for a team that is missing All-Star point guard Gilbert Arenas and starting center Brendan Haywood. Arenas is not expected back before December, while Haywood could miss the season.
Jamison bruised the knee and left in the first quarter of Washington's first exhibition game, at Dallas on Oct. 7. He sat out the next three outings before playing 29 minutes in a loss to the New Orleans Hornets in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday.
The Wizards (1-4) have two exhibition games left -- at the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, then at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday -- before opening the regular season Oct. 29 at home against the New Jersey Nets.