Player News - Wizards

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Kris Humphries destroyed his former team during a 101-88 victory against the Celtics on Saturday with 18 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes.

His minutes are somewhat inconsistent and today was arguably his best offensive game of the season. Humphries seems like a strong bet for minutes in the mid 20s, but he's going to be tough to own based on how he's only blocking 0.6 shots per game this season.
Dec 27 - 9:16 PM

Nene made 1-of-5 from the field for four points with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 20 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

He's playing just 21.5 minutes per game since his return to the lineup earlier this month and he's missing a lot of free throws, as well. Nene is too injury prone to be worth owning in standard leagues at this point.
Dec 27 - 9:14 PM

Paul Pierce scored 17 points on 6-of-9 from the field with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Celtics on Saturday.

He had easy shots all night against his former team and did his damage in just 19 minutes. Pierce isn't doing too much on the stat sheet over his last five, averaging 11.6 points, 3.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 triples. He's a low-end player to own in standard leagues.
Dec 27 - 9:13 PM

John Wall scored 12 points with four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and five turnovers against the Celtics on Saturday.

He put on a show and had another 360-degree layup, which he also did on Christmas. Wall has at least seven assists in all but one game this season and is leading the NBA in assist percentage among qualifiers. The "Wall is not a point guard" debate from a couple seasons ago should have never happened.
Dec 27 - 9:11 PM

Martell Webster (back) won't play on Saturday, but he could make his season debut on this upcoming road trip.

Following today, the Wizards are on the road until Jan. 7 when they'll play the Knicks at home. Webster is taking some contact at practice, but there's no rush to bring him back with Rasual Butler playing well. Webster is only a stash in deep leagues.
Dec 27 - 5:23 PM

Paul Pierce had his worst game of the season on Christmas, scoring just three points on 1-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, and two assists over 23 minutes of action.

Pierce had a rough game today, but is still putting up serviceable averages of 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers a game, good enough for late-round value. His high basketball IQ is going to keep him on the court, though his minutes could come down a bit when Martell Webster (back) returns to the lineup. Look for Pierce to bounce-back on Saturday with a favorable matchup vs. Boston.
Dec 25 - 4:02 PM

Nene scored 12 points (on 6-of-8 shooting) in his return to the starting lineup, but only managed to add two rebounds, one assists, one steal, and one turnover over 24 minutes of action.

Nene's struggles from the line (53.8 percent) and low rebounding totals (5.3 per game) really limit his upside. He remains a constant injury risk, but if you're in desperate need of a big man, he's capable of filling the position in standard leagues. Kris Humphries put up 14 points and six rebounds over 29 minutes off the bench, and it looks like the two are destined for a timeshare.
Dec 25 - 3:52 PM

Marcin Gortat put up 10 points (4-of-10 shooting), to go with nine rebounds, two blocks, one steal, and one turnover during the Wizards' Christmas Day win over the Knicks.

Gortat also knocked down both of his free throw attempts, and aside from the poor shooting from the field, this is your standard Gortat line. While he's not going to light up the scoring column, he's a nightly double-double threat, a decent free throw shooter, and an above average shot blocker. Keep rolling him out there.
Dec 25 - 3:20 PM

Bradley Beal scored 17 points during the Wizards' Christmas Day win over the Knicks, adding five rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers.

Beal has now recorded at least one steal in his past seven outing, and he's currently putting up mid-round value on the year with averages of 15.1 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.8 three-pointers per game. He's a primary component of the Wizards’ offense, and will continue to be a reliable source of points, 3-pointers, and steals.
Dec 25 - 3:06 PM

John Wall looked fabulous against the Knicks on Christmas, scoring 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting with 11 assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, and three turnovers.

Wall basically did whatever he wanted today, and the Knicks looked like they didn't get the "no gifts" memo. John Wall currently leads the league with the most 20-point, 10-assist games this season with nine, and he's second in the league in assist per game with 10.4. He's putting up early-round value, and has established himself as an elite point guard in the league. Enjoy.
Dec 25 - 2:57 PM

Nene will start against the Knicks on Christmas Day.

This will be Nene's first start since November 22 as he's come off the Wizards' bench for the last nine games following his knee injury. Fantasy owners can feel free to plug the 32-year-old into their lineups, while his return to the starting lineup will put a dent in Kris Humphries' value.
Dec 25 - 11:35 AM

Martell Webster (back) will not play on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

He is reportedly making a lot of progress and should be able to return soon. However, Webster likely won't be in the rotation anytime soon and can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Dec 24 - 1:47 PM

Bradley Beal survived an elbow to the head during Tuesday's game vs. Chicago, scoring 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers.

He chipped in three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block, and he's now piled up 15 steals over Washington's past six games. Beal has been a solid mid-round value since returning from his season-opening wrist injury, and should flirt with top-40 value if he continues to rack up defensive stats.
Dec 23 - 9:47 PM

Marcin Gortat, who averaged 23.3 minutes over the Wizards' previous three games, finished Tuesday's loss with 14 points, 11 boards and three blocks in 38 minutes.

He shot just 5-of-15 from the field, but also made 4-of-4 free throws with an assist and a steal. The increased playing time is the key for fantasy owners, who can expect his minutes to hover around his season average of 29.5 per game. That's been enough for Gortat to rack up fourth-round fantasy value through the Wizards' first 26 games.
Dec 23 - 9:45 PM

Paul Pierce (left toe) missed practice on Monday, but will play Tuesday.

While he did miss Tuesday of last week with the toe issue, it's not a major concern right now. Pierce should have a similar role on Tuesday, but could lose a few minutes of playing time to Martell Webster (back) soon.
Dec 22 - 3:11 PM

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