Player News - Wizards

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Otto Porter scored 14 points on Thursday against the Bucks with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

He played 10.4 minutes at the four, which is really helping his fantasy value. Porter should be able to flirt with top-50 value this season with his defensive output. If he can stay healthy, Porter could be very valuable.
Feb 11 - 10:44 PM

Bradley Beal played 37 minutes in a loss to the Bucks on Thursday with 19 points, three rebounds, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

You wouldn't know his leg was fractured based on his play. Beal is attacking a ton these days and is driving the offense. The 37 minutes tonight shows he's ready to roll after the break, so expect him to get hot after the break
Feb 11 - 10:38 PM

Gary Neal (right leg) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Bucks.

It'll be Neal's second straight game on the sidelines with a sore leg, but he's not a major part of the rotation anyway with Bradley Beal healthy. Ramon Sessions and Garrett Temple will pick up some extra minutes in Neal's absence, but that doesn't mean much at all in fantasy hoops. Neal should be good to go after the All-Star break.

Gary Neal (sore right leg) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

Neal was unable to participate in shootaround and looks in danger of missing his second straight game. He's only averaging 15.8 minutes per game in his last 10 contests, so Neal should be left on waivers regardless of health.
Feb 11 - 1:57 PM

Drew Gooden (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

Gooden could be in line for some extra minutes if he's able to play as Kris Humphries (illness) is also questionable, but he's only averaging 2.0 points and 2.6 rebounds over his last five games so there isn't much fantasy value here. If both players sit, DeJuan Blair and Nene would see a small boost in playing time.

Kris Humphries (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

It's worth noting that Humphries is questionable due to illness rather than the knee injury that kept him out for 17 games, but it sounds like he may miss yet another game on Thursday. With Drew Gooden (illness) also questionable, DeJuan Blair and Nene could be in line for some extra minutes against Milwaukee.

Alan Anderson (ankle) is still not close to making a return to the court.

"He's getting closer. I can't give you a couple weeks [timetable]. He's not been on the floor in practice. He's doing a lot of individual stuff on the floor but hasn't reached that point," Wittman said. "He's got to get on the floor. He hasn't done a thing all year. We got to get him practice on the floor, up and down, bodies around him." Anderson will likely be brought along slowly in Washington, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 10 - 10:37 AM

Garrett Temple played 32 minutes off the Wizards' bench on Tuesday, but didn't do much with them, finishing with five points, one rebound, one assist and a 3-pointer.

He's playing 31 minutes a game over his last five, but averaging just 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 3-pointers. The return of Bradley Beal to the starting lineup doesn't help him, as Temple is now going to come off the bench, while the absence of Gary Neal (leg injury) should give him a small boost. But as long as Temple's not starting, he loses what little appeal he had.
Feb 9 - 11:30 PM

Ramon Sessions played just 12 minutes and had seven points, two rebounds and one assist on Tuesday.

Sessions usually puts up decent numbers when he gets 20-25 minutes a game, but he's played 15 or fewer minutes in three of his last five games, and Garrett Temple looks like a better bet off the Wizards' bench.
Feb 9 - 11:21 PM

Nene returned from a calf injury on Tuesday and hit 1-of-5 shots in 17 minutes to finish with four points, two rebounds and a block.

There's a chance Nene could make an impact at some point if he can ever get fully healthy, but the simultaneous return of Kris Humphries doesn't really help. Leave him on waivers for now.
Feb 9 - 11:19 PM

Kris Humphries returned from a knee injury and played four scoreless minutes on Tuesday.

He's been out for more than a month and will be worked back into action slowly. Nothing to see here, folks.
Feb 9 - 11:14 PM

Bradley Beal moved back into the starting lineup on Tuesday and responded with 26 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals, a block and five 3-pointers on 8-of-14 shooting.

His line will likely get lost in the shadows of John Wall's big night, but Beal was pretty spectacular. He'd been coming off the bench since returning from his leg injury (as well as a concussion and broken nose) in mid-January but returned to his rightful place in the starting five tonight. He's rolling right now too, averaging 21.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.4 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting over his last five, making him worth the wait.
Feb 9 - 11:12 PM

John Wall had the early line of the night with 28 points, five rebounds, 17 assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 10-of-24 shooting in 43 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling win over the Knicks.

The 17 dimes aren't even a season high, as he had 19 of them back on Dec. 21, but he is rolling right now, double-doubling in four straight games and averaging 25.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting in February. And in case that wasn't enough, he also committed just one turnover tonight in his 43 minutes.
Feb 9 - 11:06 PM

Marcin Gortat had 14 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks on 6-of-9 shooting against Robin Lopez and the Knicks on Tuesday.

That makes three straight double-doubles for Gortat and he and Ro-Lo had a good battle tonight, putting up similar lines. He's recorded double-doubles in four straight games twice this season and he'll be looking to add another one to that list against the Bucks on Thursday.
Feb 9 - 10:58 PM

Kris Humphries (knee) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

Humphries will more than likely be eased back into things after spending over a month on the sidelines, and with averages of just 6.7 points and 4.2 boards on the year, Kris isn't worth owning in any setting.
Feb 9 - 6:58 PM


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