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Gary Payton II is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Wizards on Monday, according to Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated.

Payton II has been playing with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA's G-League this season. The Wizards need to sign someone to reach the minimum player requirement and will do so by signing Payton to a 10-day deal, which will also save them from adding to their luxury tax bill. He's averaging 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 3.4 steals in the high-paced Vipers system. It's unlikely he makes much of an impact with the Wizards, so he's best left on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 20 - 2:26 PM

According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, the Wizards aren't interested in trading away Otto Porter for cap relief or young players.

There were some rumors floating around that the struggling Wizards might be willing to deal Otto Porter and the $55 million remaining on his current contract. However, here's the full quote from Lowe's latest column: "The Wizards have shown little appetite for dealing Otto Porter anywhere for a return heavy on future assets and cap flexibility, sources say."
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 18 - 11:07 AM

Bradley Beal led all scorers on Thursday with 26 points, making 10-of-29 shots with nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

It wasn't a great game for Beal, who also committed seven turnovers to go along with the rough shooting. His final assist was the game-winner to Thomas Bryant, though, and his fantasy stock got a boost when owner Ted Leonsis said his team would "never, ever" intentionally tank. Washington's game in London means they'll only play once this week, but they make up for it with a four-game Week 15.
Jan 17 - 6:10 PM

Sam Dekker had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 19 minutes on Thursday, making 5-of-9 field goals without any trips to the line.

Dekker has been a subtle value for the Wizards since his acquisition in early December, with his off-ball movement and cuts a frequent source of praise from coach Scott Brooks. His real-world contributions vastly out-pace his fantasy value, though, and his 10-point game today follows a pair of scoreless efforts on Friday and Sunday. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 17 - 6:09 PM

Thomas Bryant capped the Wizards' comeback on Thursday with a game-winning layup, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, nine rebounds and one block in just 15 minutes.

The Wizards fell behind by 19 points halfway through the second quarter, after which coach Scott Brooks mostly relied on smaller lineups. They roared back in the final period and Bryant won the game on a bucket that was ruled goaltending. Bradley Beal trusted his 21-year-old teammate enough to find him on D.C.'s final possession, and this is yet another step forward for Bryant -- he's been a steady mid-round fantasy value while Dwight Howard recuperates from a back injury.
Jan 17 - 6:08 PM

Jeff Green was quiet during the Wizards' international victory on Thursday, going 0-of-4 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line to finish with three points.

Green chipped in three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 21 minutes. It was nearly a complete loss for fantasy purposes, and is especially disappointing from a veteran who came in averaging a season-high 14.7 points in January, with 2.3 triples, 4.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his previous seven games. Fantasy owners will need to wait a while for redemption with the Wizards' next game coming on Monday.
Jan 17 - 6:04 PM

Otto Porter racked up 20 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes on Thursday, adding two steals with just one turnover in 35 minutes of action.

This was ostensibly a 'home' game for the Wizards, who were playing in London, but they shrugged off the odd circumstances to mount a compelling comeback victory. Porter shot 8-of-16 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line with one 3-pointer, and helped D.C. outscore the Knicks 24-11 in the decisive fourth quarter. Porter's recent knee and hand injuries are in the rearview and he's cruising for fantasy owners, despite his current bench role.
Jan 17 - 6:03 PM

Thomas Bryant posted an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double on his way to two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, two blocks and four turnovers in 34 minutes during Sunday's double-overtime loss to the Raptors.

As per usual, Bryant got his points efficiently, going 8-of-13 from the field and he drilled his only free throw for a sterling 67.0 true shooting percentage. He leads all active centers in true shooting percentage, and he rarely turns the ball over, which has him flirting with late-round value in 9-cat leagues. If would be nice if he could see his minutes in the 30s more consistently, but it is what it is.
Jan 13 - 6:18 PM

Otto Porter hit 10-of-19 shots on his way to 27 points, eight rebounds, five 3-pointers, one assist, two steals, one block and one turnover in 44 minutes off the bench on Sunday.

Porter should find himself back in the starting five at some point, but the reserve role hasn’t actually been bad for him, with his usage jumping to 24.3 (up from 15.3 as a starter). With John Wall (heel) done for the season and Markieff Morris (neck) not coming back any time soon, Porter will be more involved in the offense and should continue to see quality minutes, regardless of how he enters the game.
Jan 13 - 6:18 PM

Trevor Ariza flirted with a triple-double during Sunday's double-overtime loss to Toronto, tallying 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists before fouling out after 48 minutes.

Ariza also added four 3-pointers, one steal, one block and five turnovers while he was out there, and as a team, the Wizards set a new record for 3-pointers with 19. Jeff Green finished with 12 points, two rebounds, two triples, two assists, one block and two turnovers over 35 minutes, and these two should continue to log heavy minutes for the banged-up Wizards.
Jan 13 - 6:17 PM

Bradley Beal registered his second career triple-double during Sunday's double-overtime loss to the Raptors with 43 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists over 55 minutes.

Beal got off to a semi-slow start in this one, going 4-of-15 from the field through the first half of action, but he turned it around after halftime and helped the Wizards overcome a 23-point deficit with his monster 21-point fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. He also hit a tough layup to send the game to a second overtime period, and with his second 40-point triple-double of the year, he joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with multiple 40/10/15 triple-doubles in a single season.
Jan 13 - 6:17 PM

Tomas Satoransky couldn't get his shot to drop on Sunday, going 2-of-13 from the field on his way to just four points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals over 36 minutes.

Satoransky missed all four of his shot attempts through the first half of action and didn't get his first shot to drop until midway through the third quarter. This was an unfortunate outing for Satoransky following his first career triple-double on Friday, but it wouldn't be the first time a PG has struggled going up against the Raptors' defense. We'd anticipate a bounce-back performance on Thursday with a much more favorable matchup against New York.
Jan 13 - 6:16 PM

Troy Brown was sent down to the G League on Saturday.

He's been in the rotation at times, but Brown won't get enough minutes while the Wizards are healthy 2-4.
Jan 12 - 4:15 PM

Bradley Beal kept it rolling against the Bucks during a 113-106 win on Friday, scoring 32 points with five rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

This stat line isn't even really news with Beal going off almost every night. Beal has been on a tear over his last eight without John Wall, averaging 28.6 points, 4.9 boards, 5.3 dimes, 2.4 steals and 3.4 treys on a 47/40/87 shooting line. That output makes him a top-10 player in standard leagues, and we really don't see him slowing down as long as the Wizards are in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Jan 11 - 10:01 PM

Tomas Satoransky posted the first triple-double of his NBA career, scoring 18 points with 12 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, six turnovers and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

The dimes also one off a career best and his 12 boards set his highest mark, as well. This is arguably Satoransky's best game and he does it in a tougher matchup after he struggled against the larger 76ers lineup for the previous two. He's locked in for huge minutes in one of the tightest rotations in the league, so he should be owned in all standard formats.
Jan 11 - 9:54 PM


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