Player News - Wizards

Date: Team: Pos:

Ty Lawson and Tyrone Wallace reportedly went in for a workout with the Pelicans this past week.

The Pelicans have plenty of depth at the point guard position, so it seems unlikely that this workout will result in a contract for either of these guys. Regardless of where these two wind up, it's unlikely either one will find themselves in a situation where they're relevant in fantasy hoops.
Aug 25 - 11:42 AM

The G League recently expanded to include a team affiliated with the Wizards, the Capital City Go-Go.

The Go-Go selected from unprotected players in the G League pool on Wednesday, taking 14 players including NBA veterans Lavoy Allen and Alonzo Gee. They also took center Stephen Zimmerman, but have since traded him to the Westchester Knicks for the rights to Chasson Randle. Even if some of these players earn 10-day contracts, they're unlikely to appear on the fantasy radar.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 23 - 3:36 PM

Dwight Howard says he has lost 23 pounds this summer and wants to play until he is 40.

Howard's trainer says that D12 weighed in at 285 pounds with 12.5 percent body fat when they first began working together in 2017. Now, Howard is down to 265 pounds with 3.3 percent body fat. His trainers are aiming to re-shape his game as well. By slimming down, Howard wants to be able to get up and down the floor quicker in transition. He's also shooting more 3-pointers in practice. "It’s either evolve, adapt or get left behind," said Howard.
Aug 14 - 12:39 PM

The Wizards, Knicks and Hornets lead the NBA with 15 back-to-back sets for the 2018-19 season.

This is important to note after Wall had some issues with his knee last year, and had knee issues even before the 2017-18 season. The Wizards also have eight of those in the 2019 portion of the season, so that could be another factor for those considering Wall in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 10 - 5:41 PM

The Wizards are poised to sign Jordan McRae to a two-way contract, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The Orange Mamba will always have at least some clout in the fantasy world for his 36-point finale to end the 2016-17 season, but he hasn't done too much besides that game. McRae is already 27 years old and likely won't see much time while the Wizards are healthy.
Aug 9 - 7:16 PM

Scott Brooks believes that Dwight Howard's rebounding ability will lead to Washington playing at a higher tempo.

"We want to play fast," Brooks said. "How do you play fast? You don't play fast by getting the ball out from the net. You've gotta get it off the rim and get it out and run." Washington ranked 18th in the league in both pace and defensive rebounding percentage last season, and that was with the tandem of Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi getting the minutes at center. By comparison Charlotte, where Howard averaged 12.5 rebounds per game last season, ranked 8th in pace and first in defensive rebounding percentage. Doing a better job on the boards would get John Wall and company more opportunities in the open floor, which could only help for fantasy purposes.
Aug 9 - 5:46 PM

Wizards forward Markieff Morris said Tuesday that he's "finally 100 percent."

Morris believes that his play "will speak for itself," which is a far cry from where he was last summer as a sports hernia sidelined him for the start of the 2017-18 season. Morris being healthy heading into the 2018-19 season is big for him, as he's entering the final year of his current contract. Morris averaged 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season, but his role could change due to the arrival of Dwight Howard. Morris said that the move was a "great pickup," and he believes Howard to be a "perfect" fit. We'll see how the rotation shakes out when training camp begins.
Aug 8 - 9:02 PM

The Warriors called Dwight Howard about signing with them and he "thought about it."

"But once John sent me that message," Howard said. "I was like man. I couldn't tell him at first, but I was like 'man, I'm going to be a Wizard.' That was my mindset." There were reports that he was interested in signing with the Warriors, but it turns out it was John Wall's recruiting that steered him away. Howard will be an upgrade from Marcin Gortat for the Wizards.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 30 - 11:41 AM

Chasson Randle has agreed to a deal with the Wizards.

The Wizards have been searching desperately for a point guard since John Wall's photo at Team USA camp went viral. All jokes aside, the former Knick is likely going to sign a training camp deal and doesn't have a clear shot at minutes right now behind Wall, Tomas Satoransky and Austin Rivers.
Jul 27 - 9:09 PM

At his introductory press conference, Dwight Howard thanked John Wall for "asking him to join this team."

This seems a little odd after all John Wall said about the signing was that it's "pretty interesting." Dwight also mentioned that he wants to play another good eight years and that he plans to retire in Washington. If this were the case he would be retiring a Wizard after the 2025-2026 season at the age of 40. As far as a team outlook, Howard said, " I think we're going to shock a lot of people." We also found out he'll wear No. 21 in D.C., something new for him.
Jul 23 - 1:26 PM

John Wall recently described the Wizards' personnel moves this offseason, including the trade for Dwight Howard, as "pretty interesting."

Faint praise indeed. "Even though [Howard] is older, he's still an athletic big averaging 16 [points] and 12 [rebounds]," Wall said. He also described Howard as a lob threat, adding that if teams cheat off Dwight defensively during pick-and-roll action or drives to the rim, "Not only do you get more layups, probably, you get more wide open threes." With only Ian Mahinmi and Thomas Bryant behind Howard at center on an expensive team hungry for playoff success, and Wall feeding him easy buckets around the rim, Dwight couldn't have asked for a softer landing spot for fantasy.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 11:06 PM

John Wall deflected a question in early July about Washington potentially playing three-guard lineups late in games next season.

Interviewer Chris Miller floated the idea of Wall closing games alongside Beal and Austin Rivers, and Wall responded that it was "fun and interesting." He also described the Wizards' overall moves this summer as being "pretty interesting," though, so it's not a glowing review. He described Rivers as a "competitive ... high-volume shooter" and quickly pivoted to Rivers' abilities as a go-to scorer with the second unit. It doesn't sound like a roundly endorsed concept but we'll see if coach Scott Brooks experiments with it during the preseason.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Thomas Bryant scored 22 points on Friday with seven rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 32 minutes.

He turned his ankle, but obviously he was fine upon his return. The Wizards picked up Bryant off waiver following the Lakers putting him on waivers, and coach Scott Brooks has talked about Bryant's upside. If Dwight Howard gets hurt, we could see some Bryant action.
Jul 13 - 8:09 PM

Thomas Bryant turned his right ankle and went to the locker room, but he did return.

He was going for a rebound and his right foot turned, but Bryant was able to dunk the ball on the next offensive possession because he was basically cherry picking due to the injury. Bryant did hobble off under his own power. He did turn his left ankle just before the Lakers cut him last month.
Jul 13 - 7:00 PM

The Wizards signed Dwight Howard on Wednesday.

It's a two-year deal reported to be worth $11 million, but the second season is a player option. Howard should step into the starting lineup right away and is coming off a nice year with 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, so he'll be a mid-round option for fantasy owners punting free throws.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 12 - 9:59 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Dose: Wentz returns for PHI

    Dose: Wentz returns for PHI
  •  
    Dose: Mahomes dazzles

    Dose: Mahomes dazzles
  •  
    Player News: Week 2

    Player News: Week 2
  •  
    SNF Success for Engram?

    SNF Success for Engram?
  •  
    Dose: Green Dominates

    Dose: Green Dominates
  •  
    MLB: Find Frazier

    MLB: Find Frazier
  •  
    Dose: Gruden supports Carr

    Dose: Gruden supports Carr
  •  
    Dose: Olsen

    Dose: Olsen's injury