Player News - Wizards

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The Wizards used the 44th draft pick to select Issuf Sanon, an athletic combo guard who played overseas last season.

It's unclear whether Sanon can develop into a full-time PG role in the NBA, but he's a worthy gamble at this stage of the draft. The Wizards may opt to develop him overseas for a year or more, and there's almost no incentive to draft him in fantasy leagues this season -- even if he does join the team, he'll be relegated to bench duty.
Jun 21 - 11:27 PM

The Wizards selected Troy Brown with the 15th pick in the 2018 Draft.

He’s one of the youngest players in the draft at just 18 years old. Brown played on the wing at Oregon and doesn’t have a strong jumper just yet, but he can handle the ball better than most guys at 6’7" and is a plus defender. He didn’t have much of a shot with just a 29.1 percentage from deep, but he did a little bit of everything with averages of 11.3 points, 6.2 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.9 treys in 31.2 minutes per game. Washington doesn't have a great second unit, so maybe Brown can crack the rotation right away.
Jun 21 - 9:04 PM

The Wizards are actively exploring their trade options with Marcin Gortat, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Stein adds that the Wizards are resistant to attaching the No. 15 pick tonight to dump Gortat's contract. It's also an expiring deal on Gortat, so it shouldn't be too tough to unload it at some point in the next eight months. The Wizards will likely be in the market for a big man regardless, and chances are Gortat's fantasy value will decrease with a deal.
Jun 21 - 2:55 PM

Jodie Meeks has reportedly picked up his player option with the Wizards for the 2018-19 season.

Meeks will remain in Washington, but he'll still need to miss the first 19 games of the 2018-19 season due to his suspension for violating the leagues' Anti-Drug program. He's not a factor in fantasy hoops.
Jun 12 - 3:09 PM

Troy Brown will work out for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Zhaire Smith will also be in attendance at Wednesday's workout, and both these guys could be options for Denver when they come on the board with the No. 14 overall selection in the 2018 NBA draft. Both Brown and Smith are uber-athletic, defensive-minded wing players, but Brown is a bit less polished on the offensive end of the floor.
Jun 5 - 5:15 PM

Jason Smith will exercise his player option and return to the Wizards next year.

It's a $5.5 million player option for the 32-year-old big man. Smith isn't in the rotation all the time and he's mostly known for his goofy dance moves. The Wizards could look to make some moves involving Marcin Gortat, but Smith's playing time likely won't jump up too much regardless.
May 16 - 5:11 PM

Free agent power forward Mike Scott said he'd be happy to find a role similar to the one he had in 2017-18.

"I’m a realist. I’m comfortable in my role like how I am whether it’s coming off the bench," Scott said. "Either way, starting or coming off the bench I always stay the same, play my role and that’s about it." Scott had a fantastic year off the bench in Washington, averaging 8.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 triples in 18.5 minutes. He was tied for 11th in the NBA with a 59.0 effective field goal percentage and has set himself up for a significant raise this offseason.
Source: NBC Sports
May 5 - 9:14 AM

The Wizards are interested in re-signing Mike Scott, but have limited cap space this summer.

Scott exceeded expectations this season. He appeared in 76 games and averaged 8.8 points while shooting a career-best 52.7 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from downtown. With three max contracts on the books (John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter Jr.), Washington is dangerously close to bumping up against the luxury tax threshold. They may also choose to prioritize defense over offense off the bench.
Source: NBC Sports
May 4 - 1:44 PM

Marcin Gortat acknowledged that there is again a possibility that he'll be traded during the offseason.

"I think if it is the worst-case scenario, I want to be ready," he said. "If something's happening, I want to be informed. I don't want to read this little headline on the bottom of ESPN: 'Gortat gets traded.'" Interestingly, Gortat said that he has no plans to begin shooting 3-pointers and plans to use the summer to work on his tan, six-pack, and bicep definition. You do you, Marcin.
Apr 29 - 2:40 PM

Ian Mahinmi acknowledged that the Wizards took a step back this season.

Mahinmi's full quote is worth digesting: "When you're talking about continuity, it's supposed to be better. You expect better. I feel like we didn't do better than last year," Mahinmi said. "It's hard. I love those guys, but we have our issues. Unless we work those issues out, we're gonna continue to struggle at times. We're gonna continue to not be consistent. We definitely have to have good communication this summer. Before looking elsewhere we have look at each other and be honest." And he didn't stop there, either. "I feel like we might not have identified the real issues...Unless we can honestly and genuinely talk and find solutions, we will have the trends that are going on right now." To be very clear, Mahinmi is spot on in his articulate assessment and Washington is going to be facing a very interesting summer ahead. The entire piece (linked below) is worth reading for additional quotes from Mahinmi, Markieff Morris, and Bradley Beal.
Apr 29 - 2:27 PM

Marcin Gortat said he "has a lot in the tank" and wants to come back and play as the center he knows he can be.

Gortat added that small ball is the "worst thing" in the NBA and hopes to get back to a more physical style next season. John Wall recently addressed the media and said he wants the Wizards to bring in an "athletic big," so you would think the chances of Gortat being traded are pretty good. Gortat will be 35 next season and is coming off his worst campaign since 2010, posting averages of 8.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.7 blocks.
Apr 29 - 11:32 AM

John Wall called out some of his teammates during Saturday's exit interview and discussed some changes he wants the front office to make.

"It’s pretty obvious. I don’t need to point it out. I think the way the league is going, you need athletic bigs, you need scoring off the bench, you need all of those types of things," Wall said. "We don’t really have an athletic big." Wall added that he wants the front office to bring in players "that really want to win and really want to take that next step," and while he didn't mention anyone by name, it's not a stretch to say that this was a shot directed towards Marcin Gortat -- those two have a long history of not getting along. Apart from the core trio of Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter, Washington could have an eventful summer.
Apr 29 - 10:08 AM

Bradley Beal scored 32 points during a season-ending 102-92 loss to the Raptors on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, two blocks and six 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

The Wizards went into their isolation-heavy sets and that's been a problem for them, especially when both John Wall and Beal aren't both on. Looking at the big picture, Beal had himself a productive season with 82 games played in the regular season action, and he's clearly shaken off his fibula issues that bothered him for the first four seasons of his career. His recent durability uptick and being just 24 years old makes him an early-round pick next year.
Apr 27 - 9:44 PM

John Wall scored 23 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Raptors during a season-ending loss on Friday.

Before today, he talked about running out of gas because coach Scott Brooks was playing him for entire second halves, but this time Brooks took him out while Bradley Beal picked up a few extra minutes. Just like his entire team, Wall was a letdown on the season due to injuries and poor efficiency on the year. He's had several knee issues in his career and he'll be a risky target next year.
Apr 27 - 9:37 PM

Kelly Oubre scored three points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Raptors during a loss on Friday.

He talked smack all series and he did not back it up. Before the game, he had some interesting comments regarding Delon Wright and others. "I am the wrong person to go to war against," Oubre said earlier today. "If I die, I am going to come back to life and kill you. It’s all good, man." Well, Oubre will have to wait until next year to get some revenge after this loss.
Apr 27 - 9:33 PM


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