Player News - Wizards

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John Wall (knee) has undergone a successful procedure on both of his knees, according to the Washington Wizards.

Wall's procedure was to excise calcific deposits in his left patella tendon in order to eliminate pain and he will begin the rehabilitation process immediately."I am determined to lead this team back to the playoffs and getting healthy is the best way for me to accomplish that," said Wall. "I can promise the fans, my teammates and the organization that I will be focused on that goal throughout the summer and it will drive me to do everything I can to be ready for next season." Wall also underwent an arthroscopic lavage on his right knee in order to remove loose bodies, according to the team, and is expected to be available for the start of the 2016-17 season.
May 5 - 11:22 AM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that John Wall has the ability to become one of the best players in the league.

"He has the ability to be one of the best players in the game," Brooks said. "He can fill up the stat sheet. He can score at a high level, and he’s improved his 3-point shooting. I like his ability to make plays for others. Always been a high-assist guy. His rebounding is good, solid for that position." Brooks did say that he wants Wall to get to the free throw line more, saying that he and Bradley Beal should combine for 12 attempts per game. Still only 25 years old, Brooks could help Wall realize his full potential.
Apr 30 - 12:00 PM

Coach Scott Brooks said John Wall could hit another level or even two or three more.

Wall sort of plateaued last season with more turnovers, only an 0.2 assists per game increase and a dip in true shooting percentage despite more 3-pointers. Brooks is known for his somewhat simplistic offense, but he's done a decent job of developing some players. Wall will likely be worth a look in the second round of a standard-league draft and a late first in eight-category leagues.
Apr 27 - 2:44 PM

Scott Brooks has officially been hired as the Wizards' next head coach.

"I am beyond thrilled to return to coaching with a team that is filled with such potential and to be able to join an organization that is committed to helping us reach our goals," said Brooks. "I'm very grateful to Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfeld for this opportunity and I can promise the great fans of Washington that we will work extremely hard both on and off the court to represent them in a manner fitting the most powerful city in the world." Hopefully Brooks' rotations are less wacky this time around.
Apr 26 - 3:45 PM

Coach Scott Brooks is a "big believer" in Otto Porter's potential, according to NBA.com's David Aldridge.

Interesting. Brooks got on fantasy owners' nerves at times for cutting down minutes on guys like Serge Ibaka. This is a good start for Porter after a mini-breakout in 2015-16. If he can be consistent and stay healthy, it's definitely possible for Porter to be an early-round value next season.
Apr 22 - 2:05 PM

Jared Dudley is hoping for a three-year deal in free agency this summer and is open to returning to the Wizards.

"Going forward, I could definitely see me coming back," Dudley said. "As I told some other reporters, I’m never anybody’s first or second or third option, I’m your fourth option. So if you don’t get your girlfriend you want right away, I’m the one at the end. For me, it’s no problem. You know what I can do in this system. When I play, I play the right way." Dudley had a solid season in Washington with averages of 7.9 points, 3.5 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.2 3-pointers, and he should get a decent raise this summer with the salary cap expected to expand.
Apr 22 - 10:52 AM

Scott Brooks has reportedly agreed to a deal to become the Wizards' next head coach.

It's reportedly a five-year deal worth $35 million. Brooks isn't the most popular guy in fantasy hoops circles, but he did manage to compile a winning record of 338-207 during his seven seasons at the helm in OKC. It'll be interesting to see how he alters Washington's rotations, but it's worth noting that he's reportedly a big believer in Otto Porter.
Apr 21 - 5:50 PM

The Wizards are " actively intensifying" their pursuit for Scott Brooks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

It makes sense. The Wizards were hoping for Tom Thibodeau, but he's off the market now. Plus, it would be slightly odd to add Jeff Hornacek after they traded for Markieff Morris in February. Brooks would be inheriting a Wizards team coming off a letdown. It sounds like the Wizards want to get a new coach ASAP.
Apr 20 - 4:18 PM

Ramon Sessions said that he'll be looking for a team that will give him the opportunity to start as an unrestricted free agent this season.

"In this league everybody wants to be a starter," Sessions said. "For me, my whole career’s kind of been that backup role, which I’ve been fine with. But at the end of the day, I do want to be a starter." Through five games as a starter during the 2015-16 season, Sessions compiled averages of 17.6 points, 9.6 assists, 1.2 triples, 1.0 steal and 2.8 turnovers per game on 55.0 percent shooting. While those numbers are impressive, given the current landscape of the NBA it's tough to see the 30-year-old landing a starting gig as a free agent this offseason.
Apr 20 - 9:47 AM

Bradley Beal is hoping to use the summer to get his troublesome right leg back to full strength.

"I’m thinking of different methods, if I want to stick to the routine I’ve been on the last couple years, if I want to start lifting more or lifting less, do more running. I definitely have to change my diet," Beal said. "I’m very unique. Nobody else has this injury but me. It’s hard to reach out and research anybody else who has it and what they’ve done for it. It’s like I’m a guinea pig and just testing out things and see if they work or not. I trust the doctors." Beal has developed a stress reaction in his lower right leg in four straight seasons, so he's going to be a risky pick in fantasy regardless of where he lands in restricted free agency.
Apr 18 - 10:11 AM

Bradley Beal said that he and John Wall should've had a much better season together.

"As far as us two together it wasn’t anything unusual. There was no beef or anything like that," Beal said of his relationship with Wall. "We just didn’t play as well as we were supposed to. I think sometimes we put a lot of pressure on ourselves and we tried to overdo it especially if one’s not playing and the other one is. There’s a lot of things that factor into it. Overall, it’s no excuse. We both should’ve had a better year than we had." injuries only allowed Beal to play in 55 games this season, so the durability concerns will once again make him a risky pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 17 - 12:25 PM

Alan Anderson would like to re-sign with the Wizards this summer.

His left ankle basically ruined his 2015-16 campaign, but Anderson is eager to redeem himself. "I wasn't able to show a lot of what I was capable of doing," Anderson said. "I'm definitely a totally a different player than what Iv'e shown. I definitely would love to be back." John Wall also voiced his desire for the Wizards to keep Anderson, but to be clear he likely won't have much fantasy value if he stays in Washington.
Apr 16 - 10:10 AM

Alan Anderson wants to return to the Washington Wizards.

Anderson will turn 34 in October, so the Wizards will likely wait to see how healthy he is before deciding whether or not to re-sign the veteran. While Anderson has John Wall's support in coming back to Washington, Anderson is no longer a fantasy option in any format.
Apr 14 - 10:32 AM

Drew Gooden is planning on returning for the 2016-17 season.

Gooden will turn 35 before the 2016-17 season begins, but the veteran isn't planning on retiring just yet. He's technically under contract with the Wizards, but it's a team option to meet CBA requirements so he could be headed to a new team. We'll keep an eye on where Gooden lands this summer, but he's no longer a fantasy option.
Apr 14 - 9:34 AM

Jared Dudley is open to returning to the Washington Wizards.

Dudley didn't want to return if Randy Wittman was still the head coach, but Dudley can now consider returning to Washington with Wittman being relieved of his duties. While Dudley will likely seek long-term security on the open market, we could see him back in Washington as a fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Apr 14 - 9:23 AM


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