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Garrett Temple | Guard

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 191
College: LSU
Contract: view contract details

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Garrett Temple is holding off on a free agency decision until LeBron James decides upon his free agency destination.
Temple was reportedly leaning towards the Heat last week, but CSN Washington is reporting that Temple doesn't currently have an offer from the Heat. The Heat were reportedly interested in the 28-year-old before he re-upped with the Wizards last summer and may make another run at him as a complementary piece to the Big 3 if they all re-sign. Temple averaged 1.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game last season, so his fantasy prowess is quite limited no matter where he signs. Jul 8 - 10:43 AM

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The Wizards remain interested in re-signing free agent PG Garrett Temple, but he's also drawn interest from the Bulls, Heat and Magic.

The Wizards already have John Wall and Andre Miller under contract, so Temple would be knowingly accepting a bit role if he re-signed in D.C. -- he averaged 8.5 minutes in 75 appearances last season, and only 2.5 minutes per game after the All-Star break.
Jul 2 - 9:22 AM

The Wizards are "likely" to bring back Garrett Temple, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington.

The two sides have mutual interest and coach Randy Wittman reportedly values the veteran guard's "locker room presence, work ethic ... and acceptance of his role." Despite the Wizards' interest, it's worth questioning whether Temple will accept a minimal role behind John Wall and Andre Miller, who is likely to assume backup duties after Washington picked up his $4.6 million option.
Jun 30 - 1:35 AM

Garrett Temple played 22 minutes and had six points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals on 2-of-2 shooting off the bench Wednesday.

He's worth a close eye in deeper leagues, as his minutes will see a big boost as long as Bradley Beal is out. But make no mistake, Martell Webster and Trevor Ariza are the guys you want to own on Washington while Beal sits.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 12:48:00 AM

Garrett Temple played 26 minutes off the bench for the Wizards on Tuesday and had two points, two boards, one assist and one steal.

He'll be in the rotation and should help the Wizards on perimeter defense. Temple isn't very deadly from outside and has trouble finishing around the basket, so he's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 10:06:00 PM

Wizards backup guard Garrett Temple has been working to improve his jump shot to help space the floor for John Wall.

Temple said in a recent interview that he spent much of the offseason working on his jumper, and that he was "ready to fight for his spot." Good for him, however with the crowded backcourt in D.C. featuring Eric Maynor, Bradley Beal, and Martell Webster, Temple isn’t likely to make much of a fantasy impact.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 01:56:00 PM

The Wizards and Garrett Temple have agreed on a one-year contract worth less than $1 million.

Temple went undrafted out of LSU and he's had eight 10-day contracts in his jittery NBA career. He earned his guaranteed money by stepping up for Washington last year, averaging 5.1 points, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals while knocking down 32.5 percent of his 3-pointers. He even started 36 games while John Wall was injured and should nicely fill the backup PG spot this season.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:36:00 PM

The Wizards could reach a deal with free agent guard Garrett Temple by the end of the week, according to J. Michael of CSN Washington.

It must feel great for Temple to find a team which is eager to retain him. Since entering the NBA in 2009-10, he's played for the Spurs, Kings, Rockets, Bobcats, Bucks and Wizards, in addition to three D-League teams and a team in Italy. The backup guard averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 23 minutes per game last season, while starting 36 games due to team-wide injuries.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Garrett Temple finished Sunday's road loss with seven points, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes at SG.

Temple's fantasy outlook got a jolt when Bradley Beal was ruled out for the rest of the season, but he's done nothing in his past six games to warrant owning him (averaging 4.3 points and 0.9 assists).
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 08:56:00 PM

Garrett Temple plummeted in the rotation on Sunday, finishing scoreless with zero assists or steals in 13 minutes.

He started again at SG but quickly found himself on the bench while Bradley Beal lit up for 24 bench points. Temple has been absorbing tons of minutes with Washington's backcourt in shambles, but now that they're healthy he belongs on all waiver wires.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 09:20:00 PM

Garrett Temple made another start and had 13 points, two assists, four steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting in 39 minutes on Wednesday.

As long as Bradley Beal (ankle), Trevor Ariza (flu) and Martell Webster (abdomen) are out for the Wiz, Temple is going to get heavy minutes. He's playing just well enough to be given in a look in most leagues, but his value could come crashing down if the Wizards ever get healthy.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 12:22:00 AM

Garrett Temple was the only Wizards starter to log more than 27 minutes on Saturday, as he played a whopping 43 minutes.

He finished with nine points on 4-of-10 FGs, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and five turnovers, a decidedly mixed performance. Feel free to use him as a short-term option, with the understanding that his minutes will dip as Trevor Ariza (flu), A.J. Price (groin) and Bradley Beal (ankle) filter back into the lineup.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 01:36:00 AM

Garrett Temple started once again with Bradley Beal coming off the bench on Monday against the Bobcats, finishing with 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, two threes, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes.

Temple has been providing low-end numbers from the shooting guard position lately, but his value could be usurped any day once Beal gets back to full strength.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Despite Bradley Beal's return on Saturday, Garrett Temple still scored 11 points with three 3-pointer, three boards, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes.

Temple had averaged 43 minutes in the previous two games. He started at SG again on Saturday but that's unlikely to last much longer, especially when Trevor Ariza (knee) returns, and fantasy owners shouldn't fret about cutting him for a more promising FA.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 09:41:00 PM

Garrett Temple played 45 minutes against the Hornets in Friday's 96-87 win, scoring 10 points with two boards, five assists and one steal.

He's been solid filling in and his 45 minutes marked a season high. Temple will lose most of his playing time once super rookie Bradley Beal comes back, so he's only worth a look on a short-term basis.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 10:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Andre Miller
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Paul Pierce
3Trevor Booker
4Drew Gooden
5Chris Singleton
6Al Harrington
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin