Player News - Wizards

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John Wall scored 29 points in a 113-110 win at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, adding five rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

Revenge game for not making the All-Star starters? Whatever the case, Wall's Wizards are the hottest team in the East with their four-game winning streak -- nobody else has more than two straight wins. Not surprisingly, Wall has crushed in those four games, averaging 25.8 points, 4.5 boards, 10.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He'll obviously be an All-Star reverse and has first-round value in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 11:17 PM

Otto Porter matched his career-high six 3-pointers against the Knicks on Thursday, scoring 23 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

It didn't take long for him to match his career high from Wednesday, and he's the first Wizards player ever to make six treys in back-to-back games. Porter's incredible shooting lately has moved him up to the No. 2 player in 3-point percentage this season, trailing Joe Ingles by just 0.2 percent. Porter has arguably been the most efficient player lately, posting an otherworldly 70.0 true shooting percentage over his last 14. He now has top-15 value in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 11:12 PM

Bradley Beal made just 4-of-13 from the field for eight points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal and five turnovers against the Knicks on Thursday.

Yuck. Beal is in a miniature slump with only a 12-point game coming on Wednesday. His usage is slightly down with 13.5 attempt from the field in that span, but the culprit has been Beal making just 1-of-14 from deep. Shooting guards have always been the most inconsistent position in fantasy, so this isn't surprising. He's healthy and should have success against a banged-up Pistons team on Saturday.
Jan 19 - 10:58 PM

John Wall scored 25 points during a 104-101 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

The Wizards are clearly playing their best ball of the season, winning six of their last seven games to get them to the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Wall has his fingerprints all over the recent run, averaging 20.4 points, 4.3 boards, 11.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.0 treys in those seven. He's an All-Star and the Wizards have won 13 straight at home.
Jan 18 - 10:48 PM

Otto Porter made a career-high six 3-pointers to help him get to 25 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

The 3-pointers have been a trend for Porter lately. In his last 13 games, he's averaged 2.7 treys, 16.4 points, 5.2 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks on 55.9 percent from the field -- good for a 69.0 true shooting percentage. He's been a top-15 player in that span and on the season overall, too. Porter is arguably the best value pick in fantasy this season.
Jan 18 - 10:43 PM

Bradley Beal scored just 12 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Beal was actually rolling since his ankle sprain, so feel free to chalk this up to the Grizzlies defense. In his previous eight games since his last injury, Beal averaged 24.9 points, 3.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 3.6 treys on 50.0 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Even with this dud today, he's still been a top-40 player in January.
Jan 18 - 10:28 PM

John Wall scored 24 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

The wrist and pinkie injuries sure don't seem to be bothering him. Wall continues to talk about tweaking his shot due to his right pinkie, but he's taking jumpers with confidence and still blowing by people on drives. The Wizards were incredible in the first half with a 71 true shooting percentage to get them to 75 points and basically put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Wall's surgeon for the procedures on his knees probably needs a raise.
Jan 16 - 5:46 PM

Otto Porter looked 100 percent in a win over the Blazers on Monday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

The hip strain from over the weekend clearly didn't bother him in this easy win. Porter has been arguably the best fantasy draft pick this season and is in the mix for Most Improved Player.
Jan 16 - 5:36 PM

Kelly Oubre scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

He's been effective as the sixth man with minutes as a backup to multiple players depending on the matchups. Oubre was coming in cold with only nine points combined in his previous three games, so obviously he would need to do it again to warrant any consideration in standard leagues.
Jan 16 - 5:13 PM

Otto Porter (hip) will play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

He looked fine during the morning shootaround and he previously said that he was going to play. Porter has been a top-20 stud in standard leagues and his owners will want to make sure he's active, even he's not 100 percent.
Jan 16 - 12:24 PM

Otto Porter (hip) said he should be ready to play on Monday.

In case you missed it, he had a right hip strain today and did not return. Porter did have this injury before in this season and even before that, so the Wizards likely just played it safe. After all, they were up pretty big in the fourth quarter. For now, expect him to be a go against Portland.
Jan 14 - 11:11 PM

John Wall (wrist, pinkie) looked great in a 109-93 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring 25 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

Before the game, he said his hand injuries were affecting his shooting "big time" and he also was trying to figure out how to get the tape on his right pinkie to not affect him on the release either. Yeah, it didn't seem to bother him at all with a flurry of three treys in just a few minutes during the third quarter. Wall looks like he's good to go and should definitely be on the All-Star team.
Jan 14 - 10:59 PM

Sheldon McClellan scored one point in seven minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with one assist and one steal.

The Wizards do use him as a starter most of the time when Bradley Beal or Otto Porter (hip) miss time, so maybe that happens if Porter is out. He's only averaged 9.7 points, 1.7 boards, 1.3 assists and 0.7 treys in those starts, so there's very little reason to add. One of those starts was without John Wall, too.
Jan 14 - 10:56 PM

Tomas Satoransky scored four points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

He surprisingly played a bunch in this game. The Wizards could be without Otto Porter (hip), but there's no need to add Satoransky almost anywhere.
Jan 14 - 10:53 PM

Otto Porter (hip) is questionable to return to Saturday's game due to a strained right hip.

He dealt with hip issues in November, so this is definitely something worth monitoring. Prior to exiting the game, he scored 10 points with six rebounds, one assists and one steal. Kelly Oubre and Sheldon McClellan will both get a boost if Porter misses any time. Oubre could be worth a look as a speculative add in competitive leagues.
Jan 14 - 9:58 PM


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