Player News - Wizards

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John Wall scored 24 points with four rebounds, 11 assists, one block two steals and one 3-pointer during a 110-105 win over the Bucks on Saturday.

The Wizards ran up and down the court with their smaller lineup, which obviously would be a good sign for Wall. He's been all over the place lately with his 52-point gem on Tuesday and only 15 on Thursday. He'll likely be right around his season averages of 24 points and 10 dimes all season.
Dec 10 - 10:13 PM

Kelly Oubre scored a season-high 19 points against the Bucks on Saturday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers.

Coach Scott Brooks has talked about playing Oubre next to Otto Porter and it worked extremely well tonight. That combo actually closed this game out and it almost certainly will be used more often. He's seen his playing time increase in each of his last four, so this is a very noteworthy trend. Oubre is on the radar as a pickup in 14-team leagues or competitive standard leagues. Obviously don't expect a line this good.
Dec 10 - 10:10 PM

An MRI on Ian Mahinmi (right knee) came back clean and he is expected to miss at least one week.

Mahinmi required surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee before the season tipped and then developed soreness, believed to be tendinitis, in the right knee after playing just 14 minutes vs. the San Antonio Spurs on Nov. 26. Marcin Gortat has been busy this season with a career-high 35.4 minutes per game with Jason Smith backing him up. Mahinmi isn't worth stashing almost anywhere.
Dec 9 - 10:12 AM

Tomas Satoransky is having some trouble playing off the ball.

After an impressive preseason and turning heads earlier this year, Satoransky's regular season has been a disappointment due to his changing role. "I’m not playing as a point guard, I’m playing mainly as two or three and that’s difficult for me," Satoransky said. He can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues, especially while John Wall's back-to-back restriction is gone and Bradley Beal is rolling.
Dec 9 - 9:47 AM

Bradley Beal looked great against the Nuggets during a 92-85 win on Thursday, scoring 26 points with three rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

He is playing the best ball of his career right now. Over his last 10, Beal has a fantastic 61.4 true shooting percentage and a 27.4 usage rate in his 37.8 minutes per game. He has been awesome as a shooter, turning in a 60.5 effective field goal percentage on his jumpers in that span. As long as he stays healthy, the breakout looks for real. He's been a third-round value over his last 10.
Dec 8 - 11:14 PM

John Wall made 5-of-14 from the field for 15 points with seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and five turnovers against the Nuggets on Thursday.

Despite a very favorable matchup, Wall couldn't come through and made just 2-of-9 on shots outside of the paint. Wall did also pick up his fifth technical tonight, which ties him for second in the NBA -- he's also the only player with multiple ejections. He gets a tougher matchup against the Bucks on Saturday, but his owners should obviously keep him rolling.
Dec 8 - 11:02 PM

Jason Smith scored two points with one rebound in five minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

He went to the locker room on two different occasions today, but there was no reported injury. Smith should be able to suit up the next time out, but has very little value.
Dec 8 - 10:45 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) will not play against the Nuggets on Thursday.

This signing is not going well for the Wizards so far with Mahinmi getting just 14 minutes in his one game this season.
Dec 8 - 5:32 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game vs. Denver.

He reportedly went through portions of the morning shootaround, so we know he's getting closer. The Wizards have every reason to bring him along slowly, so his minutes will be limited if he's able to play Thursday. Leave him on the wire while Marcin Gortat is healthy.
Dec 8 - 1:01 PM

Bradley Beal hit 7-of-18 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, three rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes of Tuesday's 124-116 loss to the Magic.

Beal's cooled off a little over his last two games and it would have been a feat to score more than 19 on a night when John Wall went off for a career-best 52 points. Beal's minutes are up, his scoring and shooting are fine and he is prepped for success the rest of the way, as long as his gimpy legs cooperate. If you've been burned by his leg problems in the past, now might be a good time to think about selling high on Beal.
Dec 6 - 9:51 PM

Marcin Gortat hit just 3-of-11 shots for six points, 11 rebounds, a steal, a block and five fouls on Tuesday.

Tonight broke a three-game double-double streak for Gortat and he scored in single digits for the first time since Nov. 11. Gortat's poor shooting had a lot to do with it, but he's fine. He should bounce back against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Dec 6 - 9:48 PM

Otto Porter hit 3-of-4 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, three rebounds and nothing else in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

He was in foul trouble and the 27 minutes were his fewest since Nov. 21. There are no reports of an injury and this was simply a bad night for OPJ. He should bounce back in the next one, as tonight broke a streak of six straight games in double-digit scoring for the young Wizard.
Dec 6 - 9:45 PM

John Wall went nuts on Tuesday, hitting 18-of-31 shots, 5-of-8 3-pointers and 11-of-14 free throws for a career-high 52 points, four rebounds, eight assists, three steals and just four turnovers in Tuesday's 124-116 loss to the Magic.

Obviously, Wall couldn't do it all by himself, but he tried. He ended a streak of four straight games with at least 11 assists, but his numbers are a little scary right now. He's averaging 25.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. Hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg for Wall, but chances are this will end up being his best game of the season.
Dec 6 - 9:41 PM

Sheldon McClellan has been assigned to Washington's D-League affiliate.

He'll spend the next 3-4 games in the D-League. McClellan isn't a regular part of the Wizards' rotation while the team is healthy, so there aren't any fantasy ramifications to the D-League send down.
Dec 6 - 5:26 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Magic.

Mahinmi has only managed to suit up for one game this season, and Tuesday will be his fifth consecutive game on the sidelines. In other words, he belongs on the waiver wire everywhere.
Dec 6 - 5:23 PM


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