Player News - Wizards

Date: Team: Pos:

Garrett Temple (hamstring) was spotted getting up some shots following Thursday's practice.

Temple was not able to practice on Thursday, and has been out since March 9, so we'll be considering him doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. With season averages of just 3.9 points on 40.0 percent shooting from the field, he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:08 PM

Kris Humphries (groin) was unable to practice on Thursday.

Humphries was spotted going through a lot of individual work on Thursday, but his absence from practice would suggest he's doubtful for Friday's game vs. Charlotte. If he's unable to go, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to split his reserve minutes. Seraphin can be viewed as a shot-blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues, while Humphries belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:03 PM

Wizards' head coach Randy Wittman said that Bradley Beal's sprained right ankle is "not too bad," and the swelling has gone down.

Beal was able to walk off the court without any assistance following his ankle injury, and he didn't require a walking boot or crutches when he left the arena, which are all positive signs. We'll be considering Beal questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets, and owners can expect to get another update on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. If he's unable to go, it'll be Rasual Butler, Otto Porter, and Martell Webster splitting his minutes, although none of those guys are worth an add in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 2:16 PM

John wall scored 17 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter during a 103-101 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

That's four losses in a row for the Wizards and they're back to playing some sub-par basketball after a nice run last week. As for Wall, he only scored 10.0 points per game in his previous two on horrific shooting, so at least his fantasy owners are happy with this game. With Bradley Beal (ankle) possibly out, we could see more big scoring lines from the All-Star. He'll get a favorable matchup at home against the Hornets on Friday.
Mar 25 - 11:01 PM

Marcin Gortat scored 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field with seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

For whatever reason, Gortat wasn't on the court on the last defensive possession of the game and it resulted in an easy George Hill layup. Gortat bounced back nicely on the stat sheet following two quiet games heading into this one, averaging just 5.0 points and 7.0 boards. He's a must-start player in standard leagues.
Mar 25 - 10:53 PM

Rasual Butler played 23 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with 10 points, six boards and one 3-pointer.

Bradley Beal (ankle) could miss time, so Butler is in line for more shots. Although, Butler really flopped the last time he had an opportunity, so perhaps the Wizards go with Martell Webster more this time. Butler is only worth a look if you desperately need treys.
Mar 25 - 10:50 PM

Martell Webster played a season-high 28 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with six points, six boards, one assist, two steals and one turnover.

Bradley Beal (ankle) went down tonight and the Wizards finally turned to Webster. The swingman really stepped up last season while Beal was out, but he's been out of the rotation for a slew of reasons. If Beal misses time, he's the most intriguing pickup because Rasual Butler and Otto Potter squandered their chances.
Mar 25 - 10:45 PM

Bradley Beal (right ankle) will not return to Wednesday's game due to an ankle sprain.

He was in a lot of pain after rolling his ankle on a drive to the basket. Beal does have some issues with his lower right leg and hopefully this doesn't affect that issue. If he's out, it'll be a group effort of Rasual Butler and Otto Porter stepping up. Neither are worth grabbing in most leagues while owners in deep leagues can take a look at either depending on need. Martell Webster started the second half and maybe he gets some run, too.
Mar 25 - 7:46 PM

Kris Humphries (groin) will sit out again vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

He hasn't played since Feb. 26 and it's anyone's guess when he'll return to action, though it's somewhat encouraging that he's traveling with the team. Nene, Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to play a few extra minutes in Humphries' absence.
Mar 25 - 6:24 PM

DeJuan Blair (personal reasons) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

Presumably he could return to action vs. the Hornets on Friday, though his whereabouts aren't of much importance to fantasy owners.
Mar 25 - 6:06 PM

Toure Murry (ankle) will not be available to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

Considering that he is still in a walking boot, Murry probably won't be coming back in the near future. He just recently signed a second 10-day contract, so this won't help his chances of sticking around in Washington. Leave Murry on the wire.
Mar 25 - 1:41 PM

Kris Humphries (groin) is doubtful to play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday.

He has been on the shelf since Feb. 26 and his recovery has been unusually slow, so we would be surprised if he managed to play tonight. We will know more closer to tip-off, but Humprhies still belongs on the wire in most leagues. Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin will continue to see a slight uptick in minutes off the bench if Humprhries can't play.
Mar 25 - 1:35 PM

Bradley Beal barely survived the Wizards' 31-point blowout loss to the Warriors on Monday, hitting 4-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 12 points, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes.

Beal is getting minutes and he simply needs to hit shots to pay owners off for a bad season. If everything is absolutely clicking for him he can sneak into some mid-round value, but with the way things have gone he'll be lucky to post late-round numbers the rest of the way. The rest of the Wizards' box score is not suitable for children and should probably be ignored for evaluation purposes.
Mar 24 - 12:55 AM

Toure Murry left Monday's game after injuring his left ankle and did not return.

Murry logged four minutes during mop-up time and the injury looked like it could cause him to miss some time. He has no fantasy value with or without the injury.
Mar 24 - 12:48 AM

Kris Humphries (groin) will not play against the Warriors on Monday.

He might miss the entire month of March and has been out since Feb. 26. Humphries can be ignored in most leagues. Marcin Gortat and Nene get a tough matchup tonight.
Mar 23 - 9:59 PM


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