Player News - Wizards

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Tim Frazier returned to action on Thursday with two points, four rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes off the bench.

Frazier wore a face mask after missing some time before the break with a nasal fracture. The mask didn't seem to impact his play, but even without John Wall (knee), Frazier's fantasy value is very limited due to Tomas Satoransky thriving in the starting role. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 22 - 11:15 PM

Marcin Gortat struggled in 18 minutes on Thursday, scoring six points on 3-of-6 shooting with three rebounds.

The veteran didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, and he was outplayed by backup center Ian Mahinmi (eight points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal in 20 minutes). Gortat hasn't scored more than 11 points in a game since Jan. 13 and his owners should be inured to random duds -- if you've held him this long, you might as well see how he fares on Friday (vs. Charlotte) and Sunday (vs. Philly).
Feb 22 - 11:15 PM

Kelly Oubre stepped up during the Wizards' 110-103 road win on Thursday, scoring 17 points (6-of-12 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with five rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists and two steals.

The All-Star break appears to have rejuvenated Oubre, who logged 32 minutes, and he's worth a look if you need scoring, 3-pointers and FT percentage. He's available on most waiver wires in category-based leagues because of his atrocious slump prior to the break -- in his previous eight games, Oubre averaged 9.0 points on 28.6% shooting. That was among the most poisonous FG% in that stretch, alongside guys like Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Smith Jr. and Aaron Gordon.
Feb 22 - 11:11 PM

Jason Smith picked up another DNP-CD vs. the Cavaliers on Thursday.

Smith has battled a few ailments this season and he missed time before the break with an illness. He's healthy now and his exclusion from the rotation was simply due to coach Scott Brooks' rotations, so we're taking him off the injury report.
Feb 22 - 11:10 PM

Tomas Satoransky was terrific during Thursday's win in Cleveland, scoring 17 points on 6-of-7 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws in 31 minutes.

The 26-year-old guard added eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer without a single turnover. John Wall (knee surgery) recently got off crutches but he's unlikely to return before mid- to late-March, giving Satoransky at least a few weeks of unfettered minutes as the Wizards' starting PG. He's quietly emerged as one of the best waiver-wire additions this season, with past-month averages of 10.5 points (55.7% FGs, 100.0% FTs), 1.4 triples, 2.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks.
Feb 22 - 11:09 PM

The Wizards are planning to sign Ramon Sessions to a 10-day deal.

He's not going to be available tonight and the Wizards won't really need him with Tim Frazier expected to be the backup, but Sessions should be available for Friday. Sessions played 82 games with the Wizards back in the 2015-16 season and spent part of the 2014-15 year with them, too. He won't have fantasy value.
Feb 22 - 3:14 PM

Tim Frazier (nose) won't have any restrictions on Thursday vs. the Cavs.

Frazier will be sporting a mask in his return from the nasal fracture surgery, and he should be able to flirt with around 20 minutes behind Tomas Satoransky. He's not an option in most leagues.
Feb 21 - 1:52 PM

Tim Frazier (nose) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

He missed the Wizards’ last game after undergoing nasal fracture surgery, but he's had some time to recover over the break. He'll be sporting a face mask and should be ready to back up Tomas Satoransky.
Feb 20 - 7:50 PM

According to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, John Wall (knee surgery) "no longer needs crutches and shows no visible hitch in his walk."

It's been two weeks since his surgery, and while John Wall didn't reveal much, he hinted that he's still hoping to return between the 6- to 8-week mark. "I haven’t really tried to get back on the court yet so, just doing the little things. And I haven’t started running yet. So whenever I get to that point I can kind of start grasping stuff and understanding what level I’m at but right now it’s between six to eight weeks," he said. "It might be longer but I don’t know. I haven’t got to that point." We'll continue to track his progress every step of the way, but it's possible he returns in time to help his owners in the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 19 - 10:59 AM

Bradley Beal powered a massive comeback vs. the Knicks on Wednesday with 36 points on 14-of-22 shooting, seven assists, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

The Knicks led by 27 points in this game, but Beal caught fire to help the Wizards earn a 39-15 advantage in the third quarter. In the process, Beal became the youngest player in NBA history to hit 800 career threes, and he's simply a usage monster while John Wall (knee) is out of the equation.
Feb 14 - 11:03 PM

Tomas Satoransky (concussion) had multiple career-highs on Wednesday with 11 assists and three blocks, adding nine points, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Satoransky survived a scary fall on Saturday, which is great news for a Wizards team still seeking PG help while John Wall (knee) recuperates. Even if they do bring back a veteran to fill out the rotation, it shouldn't impact Satoransky, who has a stranglehold on the starting job until Wall returns.
Feb 14 - 11:03 PM

Markieff Morris (illness) returned to action on Wednesday with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a huge comeback vs. the Knicks.

Morris logged 25 minutes after sitting out Saturday's game with the illness. He rarely jumps off the stat sheet but has quietly regained mid-round roto value over the past month, averaging 12.4 points (47.1% FGs, 84.6% FTs), 1.1 triples, 6.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.5 blocks. You could do far worse in most leagues.
Feb 14 - 11:02 PM

Ian Mahinmi (illness) came off the bench for 17 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 26 minutes during Wednesday's road win in New York.

The Wizards' reserve big man doesn't typically have fantasy appeal while Marcin Gortat is healthy. He outplayed Gortat tonight, though, and coach Scott Brooks rewarded him with big minutes -- Mahinmi managed to tie his season-highs in scoring and blocks, while falling one shy in rebounds. It's a welcome sight for the Wizards, but we're not buying it for fantasy purposes.
Feb 14 - 11:01 PM

Ian Mahinmi (illness) will play Wednesday vs. the Knicks, as expected.

Mahinmi wasn't able to make it through Saturday's game due to the illness, but he's had plenty of time to rest up, and should be in his regular 15-minute role tonight. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 14 - 6:11 PM

Markieff Morris (illness) will play Wednesday against the Knicks.

He did not play on Saturday and was also held out of practice on Monday. Morris was also on the injury report last week for a hand injury, so hopefully the time off got him right there. His return will take minutes away from Mike Scott while Kelly Oubre should still play a bunch. Morris should be owned in standard leagues.
Feb 14 - 6:10 PM


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