Player News - Wizards

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Kelly Oubre scored 18 points with four rebounds and three 3-pointers on Monday vs. the Bucks.

He did all of his damage in just 23 minutes, hitting 6-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. His minutes have been trending down since Markieff Morris returned, and he's only averaging 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.4 triples in 23.4 minutes per game over his last five. If Bradley Beal, Otto Porter or Morris ever need to miss time, that would make Oubre appealing again.
Nov 20 - 11:46 PM

Tim Frazier returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks and scored two points with three assists and two rebounds in 17 minutes.

John Wall (knee) played 31 minutes in his return, but he'll likely be closer to 35 once he's 100 percent. That only leaves a handful of minutes for Frazier, so he's nothing but an insurance policy for Wall's owners in very deep leagues.
Nov 20 - 11:42 PM

John Wall (knee) returned from a one-game absence in Monday's 99-88 win over the Bucks, scoring 15 points (5-of-13 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) with six assists, one rebound and one triple in 31 minutes.

Wall played a few less minutes than normal, but that was all part of coach Scott Brooks' plan. Depending on how Wall's knee responds over the next 48 hours, he could see his normal allotment of minutes on Wednesday vs. Charlotte.
Nov 20 - 11:37 PM

Otto Porter (hand) double-doubled vs. the Bucks on Monday, notching 12 points(5-of-12 FGs) with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two triples in 39 minutes.

Even a swollen hand can't stop this fantasy dynamo. An MRI on his hand came back negative and he was never in danger of missing this one, and it obviously didn't have a negative impact on his play. He finished a game-high +22 and played outstanding defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo, helping the Wizards get back on track after a two-game losing streak.
Nov 20 - 11:29 PM

Otto Porter had an MRI on his swollen right hand, but the results were negative.

It sounds like the MRI was precautionary, and it's important to note that Porter has maintained that his status for Monday's game vs. the Bucks wasn't in doubt. Plug him into your season-long lineups, but check back after the game to see how he holds up.
Nov 20 - 6:46 PM

Tim Frazier will head back to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks.

John Wall (knee) is good to go and has no restrictions, so Frazier can be dropped to the wire in most leagues.
Nov 20 - 6:42 PM

John Wall (knee) will return to the starting five for Monday's matchup in Milwaukee, sending Tim Frazier back to the bench.

Scott Brooks said that Wall had a "great chance" of returning to the floor tonight, so it's not all that surprising to see him out there and it looks as though his one-game absence was more precautionary than anything else with this being the second game of a back-to-back set. With Wall back in action, Bradley Beal won't see quite as many playmaking opportunities, and Frazier will likely be looking at minutes in the teens. Brooks did say he'd like to keep Wall's minutes in the low-30s tonight, but that's still plenty of time for him to offer up a robust stat line.
Nov 20 - 6:42 PM

Otto Porter is dealing with a swollen right hand, but he said it wouldn't prevent him from playing on Monday vs. the Bucks.

Porter had a large bag of ice wrapped around his right hand after Sunday's game and said he noticed that it started to swell up during the fourth quarter. "I didn’t start thinking about it until I came out of the game," Porter said. "‘This thing is really bothering me right now.’" He added that it's something he'll keep a close eye on, and while he's expecting to play, we'll put him on the injury report to be safe.
Nov 20 - 11:13 AM

Otto Porter went 6-of-13 from the field and 1-of-3 from the stripe on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 33 minutes.

Porter gets a lot of his buckets on drive-and-kicks from John Wall (knee), so when Wall isn't out there, Porter's efficiency somewhat suffers. In fact, Wall has been the No. 1 assister to Porter this season and by a wide margin with 32 FGM coming directly from a Wall pass, with Porter converting on just 11 of Bradley Beal's passes. This was still a solid stat line for Porter, but we can expect an uptick in efficiency if Wall is able to get back out there on Monday night.
Nov 19 - 6:28 PM

Bradley Beal scored 27 points on 11-of-23 shooting Sunday, to go with five 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, one block and an unfortunate five turnovers in 37 minutes.

Beal set the tone early for Washington, playing the entire first quarter while posting a 37.8 usage rate through the first half of action, but the Raptors started bringing double and triple-teams during the second half which really slowed down his production. If John Wall (knee) is again forced to the sidelines on Monday night, look for Beal to continue to operate with a heightened usage rate while taking on some increased playmaking responsibilities.
Nov 19 - 6:22 PM

Markieff Morris couldn't buy a bucket during Sunday's loss to Toronto, going 1-of-10 from the field on his way to three points, four boards, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

Morris took a beating in this one, taking a shot to the face while diving for a loose ball during the first quarter, and then taking another tough spill fighting for the ball during the third quarter of action, so that can perhaps explain his ineffective play in this one. Morris hasn't exactly hit the ground running this season as Washington works him back slowly after the hernia procedure, but he'll have an opportunity for a bounce-back performance on Monday in Milwaukee.
Nov 19 - 6:16 PM

John Wall (left knee) has a "great chance" of playing vs. the Bucks on Monday, according to coach Scott Brooks.

"Just playing it safe," Brooks said, referring to Wall's DNP on Sunday. "We got three games in four nights, so we’re going to sit him out [Sunday] and see how he feels [Monday]. It’s a great chance there that he will play [Monday]." Wall's knee reportedly swelled up as a side-effect from IVs he received this week to help him recover from an illness, so fortunately it doesn't sound like anything structural. Check for confirmation on Monday afternoon, but it sounds safe to plug Wall into weekly lineups.
Nov 19 - 6:12 PM

Marcin Gortat nearly triple-doubled during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, racking up 12 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

Gortat typically isn't a dime-dropper for the Wizards, but with John Wall (knee) unavailable, Gortat was tasked with some increased playmaking responsibilities. He also finished 6-of-11 from the field, and aside from the assists, this is more or less what owners can expect from Gortat as a low-end, double-double guy with solid percentages.
Nov 19 - 6:11 PM

Tim Frazier handed out eight assists as a fill-in starter sans John Wall (knee) on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six points, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 36 minutes.

Frazier did a nice job of running the offense for Washington, and while he didn't spend a ton of time looking for his own shot (2-of-4 from the field) he still put forth an effective stat line. The Wizards play again Monday vs. Milwaukee, and if Wall is again forced to sit that one out, Frazier will make for a solid streamer or low-budget option in DFS.
Nov 19 - 6:07 PM

Markieff Morris will be limited to around 24 minutes for Sunday's matchup against Toronto.

The Wizards are still being cautious with Morris following his hernia surgery, so they'll keep his minutes in the lower-20s tonight with this being the first game of a back-to-back set. He's been up-and-down this season playing limited minutes in Washington, but he should be flirting with top-75 value once he's fully up to speed, making him worth a hold in most scenarios.
Nov 19 - 2:34 PM


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