Player News - Wizards

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Ian Mahinmi (hip) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored 10 points in 18 minutes.

He finished 3-of-4 from the field with five rebounds and two steals, and while he showed no signs of being limited, his workload will be low while Marcin Gortat is healthy. Leave Mahinmi on the wire.
Mar 29 - 1:32 AM

Bojan Bogdanovic (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting.

Maybe the Wizards were taking it easy on him, as he only played 16 minutes with one rebound, one assist and one steal. It also doesn't help that Kelly Oubre is playing much better these days. He did score 17 points in his previous game before missing Saturday's contest vs. Cleveland, but standard-league owners should probably look elsewhere for consistent production.
Mar 29 - 1:29 AM

John Wall lit up the Lakers for 34 points and 14 assists in Tuesday's 119-108 win.

Trailing by 13 points entering the fourth, the Wizards outscored the Lakers 37-13 in the final quarter. Wall finished 14-of-25 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line with three rebounds, four steals and one triple in 37 minutes, improving the Wizards to 30-12 since the new year. The Wizards play three more times this week against the Clippers on Wednesday, the Jazz on Friday and the Warriors on Sunday.
Mar 29 - 1:24 AM

Ian Mahinmi (hip) and Bojan Bogdanovic (back) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

Mahinmi went through a full practice on Monday and should be ready for his normal workload off the bench. However, fantasy owners can continue to ignore him while Marcin Gortat is healthy.
Mar 28 - 9:13 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (back) said he'll play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

"I feel way better," Bogdanovic said following a brief practice at UCLA. "I'll be ready for tomorrow's game. I just woke up like that. I was stiff. Cramps in my back. Still sore but way better." Bogdanovic was a full participant during Monday's practice, so it's looking like the back issues will only end up costing him one game on the sidelines. With Bogdanovic back in action on Tuesday, Kelly Oubre won't play as much.
Mar 27 - 6:44 PM

Ian Mahinmi (hip) went through a full practice on Monday.

Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes off the bench during Saturday's loss to the Cavs after getting kneed in the hip on a Richard Jefferson drive to the hoop, but it's not looking like this will be an issue that forced Mahinmi to spend any time on the sidelines. That being said, as long as Marcin Gortat is healthy, Mahinmi won't be worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 27 - 3:54 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic (back) and Ian Mahinmi (hip) practiced in full on Monday.

Bogdanovic sat out Saturday's game with a stiff back, and Mahinmi was limited to nine minutes after catching a knee to the hip via Richard Jefferson on Saturday night, but them going through a full practice is a good sign regarding their status for Tuesday night's matchup with the Lakers. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if Bogdanovic is able to return to the court, Kelly Oubre's minutes will take a hit.
Mar 27 - 3:52 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Kelly Oubre has been a "superstar" in his role off the bench.

"The game for Kelly, to me, is simple. Just compete," Brooks said. "Deflections. Getting into the passing lanes. Contesting at the rim. Switching on our pick-and-roll coverage because he can guard one through four depending on the matchup and then rebound. The game rewards him when he does that." The second-year wing had one of his best games of the season against LeBron James and the Cavs on Saturday, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes. However, unless we learn that Bojan Bogdanovic (back) will miss more time, most fantasy owners can leave him on the wire for now.
Mar 26 - 9:36 AM

John Wall scored 37 points during a 127-115 win over the Cavs on Saturday, adding four rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He was red hot and made his first seven shots from the field during this win. Wall and the Wizards just dominated in the paint with 58 points from that range, and they also had a 27-4 advantage in fast-break points during this win. The Wizards are within shouting distance for the top seed and are just 2.5 behind the Cavs while they're 2.0 behind Boston for No. 2. Wall's shot is back with two efficient games in a row, so his owners can expect monster stat lines with four games this week.
Mar 25 - 11:02 PM

Bradley Beal scored 27 points with four rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

Night after night Beal just puts up effective games. He's crushed in the 11 wins since the break, posting a 64.8 true shooting percentage for his 26.5 points per game. Beal has been cruising as a second-round player in the 2017 part of the season. By the way, Otto Porter and John Wall share that distinction. If you're a homer Wizards fan and grabbed those three at reasonable value, you probably have some fantasy titles coming your way.
Mar 25 - 10:55 PM

Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break.
Mar 25 - 10:48 PM

Ian Mahinmi played nine minutes with one rebound and one steal against the Cavs on Saturday.

He took a Richard Jefferson knee to his left hip and was in a lot of pain, but Mahinmi stayed in the game. It was pretty clear Mahinmi was protecting his hip from contact after that and he will likely be feeling it tomorrow. He isn't worth owning in fantasy anyway.
Mar 25 - 10:42 PM

Marcin Gortat played 23 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds and one assist.

Even with Bojan Bogdanovic (back) out, Gortat still couldn't get it going because Kelly Oubre played lights out in the smaller lineup. Gortat has just been pushed too far down as the Wizards have found their groove in center-less lineups, so Gortat is a drop candidate if you see a hot free agent or want to stream extra games.
Mar 25 - 10:40 PM

Otto Porter scored 10 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

This type of stat line used to be peak Otto, but he's added so much more offense this season to help him truly break out as a Most Improved Player candidate. If Bojan Bogdanovic (back) does need to miss more games, Otto may look more like that second-round guy we saw before the break.
Mar 25 - 10:36 PM

Kelly Oubre was superb off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday, making 7-of-8 from the field for 16 points with seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

It was a fantastic showing for Oubre, who went up against LeBron James throughout this game. You could say this was his best game of the season with terrific play on offense, defense and especially in transition. If Bojan Bogdanovic (back) misses more time, maybe Oubre is worth a look in deep leagues. Most owners can leave him on the wire.
Mar 25 - 10:34 PM


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