Player News - Wizards

Date: Team: Pos:

John Wall (ankle, head) will to meet with a doctor about his migraines on Friday.

Wall is already dealing with a balky right ankle, but his headaches are becoming the main issue as he's played his last two games through intense migraines. "It’s just been killing me, man, to be honest," Wall said before Wednesday's loss to the Suns. Wall has two days off before the Wizards play again on Saturday, but Andre Miller would be in line for a spot start if Wall can't suit up against the Raptors.
Jan 29 - 11:32 AM

John Wall (ankle, Achilles, migraines) didn't have a great game against the Suns during a 106-98 loss on Wednesday, making 5-of-16 from the field for 11 points with seven boards, seven assists, one steal, two blocks, one 3-pointer and five turnovers.

He has been dealing with migraines for the past two weeks and he's dealing with some foot issues, as well. Wall and the Wizards had their four-game West Coast trip end tonight, so they'll head back home to face the Raptors on Saturday. While the Raptors have been struggling against PGs, Wall actually had one of his worst games against them with eight points earlier this season.
Jan 29 - 2:18 AM

Paul Pierce scored nine points in 24 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He did not play down the stretch with coach Randy Wittman leaning on Otto Porter instead. Pierce did not play on Tuesday due to a toe injury, but that doesn't appear to be the reason he was limited tonight. Start him like you normally would as a mid-to-late round guy in standard leagues.
Jan 29 - 2:09 AM

Kris Humphries drew a start against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, 15 rebounds and one assist.

Nene (foot) did not play and it's possible he'll miss more time. Humphries fares well in his starts, averaging 8.2 points, 7.3 boards and 0.9 steals in his previous 15. Plus, several of those were with Nene active. If you need a low-ceiling big man, give him a look. For what it's worth, we'd cut Nene for Hump.
Jan 29 - 2:04 AM

Martell Webster (knee) is active against the Suns on Wednesday.

His right knee injury from Tuesday is not considered serious. Webster has some major concerns with his back, and he's still not going to be worth owning in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 9:41 PM

Nene (foot) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

He has a handful of foot injuries and it's hardly a surprise to see him sit. Kris Humphries will start and should be worth a look in standard leagues and DFS tonight. Nene is not worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 28 - 9:36 PM

John Wall will play against the Suns on Wednesday night.

There is no word of him being limited, so his fantasy owners can start him against his former Kentucky understudy, Eric Bledsoe. Wall should put up nice numbers in a game with a little faster pace than they're used to.
Jan 28 - 9:08 PM

John Wall is listed as questionable to face the Suns, but a team official said he thinks Wall will play.

He wasn't on the injury report for the pre-game notes, but the Wizards are going to entertain the idea of resting him again. He was supposed to have a minutes limit on Tuesday, but it didn't happen. Wall has an Achilles issue, a sore ankle, and migraines, so it's possible he sits. Owners in season-long leagues should start Wall tonight, but he's not a great DFS option.
Jan 28 - 5:21 PM

Paul Pierce (toe) will play against the Suns on Wednesday.

He was questionable for the late game and we get an early report tonight, which is a nice change from Tuesday. Pierce rested on Tuesday and he should be right back to around 28-30 minutes tonight. With John Wall also not on the injury report, basically all of the wings become slightly less attractive, especially Otto Porter and Rasual Butler.
Jan 28 - 4:51 PM

Paul Pierce (toe) is questionable to play against the Suns on Wednesday.

This is the late game of the day, so we probably won't be getting news on Pierce until around 9:00 EST. Pierce missed Tuesday against the Lakers in an easier matchup, but the Wizards might want to be at full strength on the road. If he's out, Rasual Buter, Otto Porter and Bradley Beal would benefit.
Jan 28 - 2:44 PM

John Wall is reportedly dealing with a sore left Achilles, minor ankle sprains on both feet, and he was dealing with a migraine during Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

"He fought through a lot of different things," coach Randy Wittman said of Wall. "He's beat up a little bit. He's under the weather a little bit. But John loves playing. That's why I love that kid. It takes a lot for him to miss a game." To be clear, Wall is not expected to miss any time, but this simply speaks volumes of his toughness. Wall should get a chance to recover during the All-Star break, so his owners shouldn't be too concerned. Feel free to deploy Wall as normal for now, just be sure to stay tuned for updates.
Jan 28 - 10:20 AM

John Wall wasn't bothered by his sore Achilles on Tuesday, as he piled up 21 points on 8-of-12 FGs, nine rebounds, 13 assists in a comeback win vs. the Lakers.

He shot an unusually awful 5-of-12 at the FT line with four turnovers, but added three steals and it's all gravy for owners who weren't even sure if he'd suit up tonight. Wall has been perfectly durable over the past two seasons and his owners shouldn't fret about his minor ailment -- start him with confidence vs. the Suns on Wednesday.
Jan 28 - 1:41 AM

Otto Porter started Tuesday's road win vs. the Lakers, finishing with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes.

He had two turnovers but has been a non-factor in fantasy leagues all season, and isn't worth a standard-league pickup with Paul Pierce listed as day-to-day with a minor toe injury. Given the probability of future DNPs for Pierce, it's at least worth noting that Porter played 10 more minutes than Rasual Butler (five points, three rebounds).
Jan 28 - 1:36 AM

Kris Humphries followed up Sunday's big double-double with eight points, 11 rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

His typical production is somewhat below the extremes of this game and Sunday, when he exploded for 21 points and 14 boards. He's still worth a look for low-end production in deeper leagues, and should be on everyone's radar given the injury history of starting PF Nene.
Jan 28 - 1:15 AM

Nene had a quiet game vs. the Lakers on Tuesday with six points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

He's averaging a mediocre 13.1 points and 5.3 boards in 26 minutes since Dec. 31, but the bigger issue is his injury history -- Nene has missed 33.0 percent of his games over the past three seasons. Backup PF/C Kris Humphries has been terrific for two straight games and Nene's owners shouldn't rely on more than top-100 value going forward.
Jan 28 - 12:56 AM


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