Player News - Wizards

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John Wall made 9-of-21 from the field for 27 points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers during a 102-93 win over the Heat on Wednesday.

That's the Wall we know and it's just the second time this year he only had one turnover. Wall had an eight-game streak of not hitting 30.0 for his usage rate and he failed to score at least 25 points in his previous games since Oct. 21, so a big game here alleviates some concern that his shoulder issue from earlier this month was holding him back. Expect Wall to bust out with more lines like this one.
Nov 15 - 11:00 PM

Bradley Beal made 6-of-19 from the field for 26 points with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Heat on Wednesday.

He made a season-high 13 free throws on 14 attempts, so that was his saving grace tonight. Beal is starting to heat up in the scoring department with 27 points per game in November, and he's adding more to his stat line. He is starting to look like the player that turned in first-round value after the break last year.
Nov 15 - 10:48 PM

Marcin Gortat scored two points with five rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

We've seen Hassan Whiteside neutralize some centers, but Gortat played somewhat well besides the box score with good screening and strong defense. He'll have games like this, but he's still flirting with top-100 value at a premium position. He's a fine hold at the end of your roster.
Nov 15 - 10:41 PM

Markieff Morris picked up his sixth personal foul and second technical foul within seconds on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points, two rebounds and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Heat.

He was in foul trouble for most of the game with his fourth coming at just past the eight-minute mark in the third, but Morris was hot early with 10 of the first 26 Wizards points to start this one. Morris has only cleared the 24-minute mark just once this year, but it was more about garbage time or other factors. He should be getting closer to 27 minutes in the future, so he's a hold in standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 9:43 PM

Kelly Oubre came off the bench and hit 5-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes on Monday.

Oubre's in limbo right now with the return of Markieff Morris and the emergence of Mike Scott, so while he put up nice numbers in tonight's blowout, we doubt he'll have the same success in closer games. If you cut him recently, don't feel too bad after tonight's nice line. Especially since Morris didn't play well in his 20 minutes.
Nov 13 - 10:04 PM

Mike Scott came off the bench and hit 6-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 15 points and five rebounds in 26 minutes of Monday's easy win over the Kings.

With the exception of Jodie Meeks and Markieff Morris, the Wizards shot it lights-out tonight and Scott has now scored in double digits in two straight games. Both of those games were lopsided scores and Scott got 25.5 minutes in those two after getting just eight minutes of run in each of his previous two games. Just keep an eye on him in case this isn't somehow a fluke.
Nov 13 - 10:01 PM

John Wall hit 8-of-9 shots and 4-of-4 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, two rebounds, nine assists and a steal in just 27 minutes.

There's not really news here, as Wall's capable of doing this every time out, but it's not often you'll see him have a one-miss game.
Nov 13 - 9:58 PM

Marcin Gortat finally got back on track on Monday night, hitting 7-of-11 shots to torch the Kings for 18 points, seven rebounds and a block.

The 18 points tied his season high and snapped a streak of three games where he didn't score more than eight points. Gortat's off to a slow start this season, but should be able to average a double-double with a block once he gets back on track.
Nov 13 - 9:52 PM

Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-9 shots and was 0-for-5 from downtown for four points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in just 20 minutes of Monday's win over the Kings.

Morris was cleared to play as many as 28 minutes tonight, but the game was a blowout and he simply wasn't needed, nor was he playing very well. Tonight was a disappointment after he averaged 17 points in his previous two games, but he should bounce back on Wednesday against the Heat.
Nov 13 - 9:49 PM

Markieff Morris will see his minutes increased to the 26-28 range for Monday's matchup with the Kings.

Morris' minutes have only gone into the mid-20s once since his return from the hernia, but he's slowly getting closer to his typical workload. As Morris' minutes rise, Kelly Oubre's playing time will likely start trending in the opposite direction.
Nov 13 - 5:27 PM

John Wall (illness) played 24 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 13 points with five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal during a 113-94 win.

He missed shootaround because of an illness, but luckily the Wizards were hot late in this game to get it to garbage time to keep his minutes down -- not lucky for fantasy owners, of course. Due to a shoulder injury last weekend and missing a game, Wall's perceived value may be at a low point. However, there's little reason to worry and that shoulder injury was to his non-shooting shoulder, so he could be viewed as a buy-low player.
Nov 11 - 9:47 PM

Markieff Morris scored 18 points with four rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers in just 20 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

He made 8-of-10 from the field, so he's heating up in a hurry with his 6-of-7 line on Thursday. Morris played through a knee injury on Thursday, so coming out strong today is a great sign, especially with how he's had problems with that before. He hasn't been unleashed yet because of garbage time or small injuries, but his playing time should start trending up soon. Plus, the Wizards want to play him at the five.
Nov 11 - 9:44 PM

John Wall (illness) will start against the Hawks on Saturday.

He was called probable for this game earlier today, but he may be slightly limited because he didn't go through shootaround. Wall lit up the Hawks in the playoffs last year with averages of 29.5 points, 10.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.5 treys in those six games. It's possible he can flirt with this numbers in what should be a very fast game.
Nov 11 - 5:25 PM

John Wall (illness) is "probable" to play against the Hawks on Saturday, according to team reporter Ben Standig.

Just to clarify, this is not your typical probable tag like say the Hawks would use. He is officially questionable for this game, so a fair estimate would be he has a 75 percent chance to play in this game. For now, his fantasy owners can pencil him into their lineups in a great matchup.
Nov 11 - 2:14 PM

John Wall (illness) was unable to participate in shootaround and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Hawks.

If Wall is unable to play on Saturday, Tim Frazier would slide into the starting lineup. Frazier has started one game in place of Wall this season. Frazier finished with four points, one rebound and eight assists over 31 minutes in that previous start. We may have to wait until coach Scott Brooks' pre-game meeting with the media to get an update on Wall's status for Saturday night.
Nov 11 - 11:54 AM


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