Player News - Wizards

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Marcin Gortat, who played only 12 minutes on Monday, finished Wednesday's game with four points, six rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes.

Foul trouble was the culprit on Monday, but there's no avoiding the fact that Gortat has been a liability for owners at the most critical stage of the fantasy season. He's averaging 7.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in his past eight games, with zero steals and just two blocks in that span.
Mar 22 - 11:39 PM

Bradley Beal chipped in a team-high 28 points during a hard-fought win vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, making 10-of-21 shots with four 3-pointers, nine rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block.

Beal scored under 20 points in each of his past two games, but he busted out tonight to keep the Wizards afloat in an otherwise brutal first half. He's likely to detonate vs. the Nets' defense on Friday.
Mar 22 - 11:39 PM

Trey Burke picked up another DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Burke dealt with an illness last week but he's had ample time to recover, and he's simply not part of the rotation.
Mar 22 - 11:38 PM

John Wall made 6-of-21 FGs and 9-of-12 FTs vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists, four steals, two rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.

Wall went into halftime scoreless on 0-of-8 FGs and 0-of-2 FTs, but he was on a mission in the third and fourth quarters, helping Washington come back for an impressive home win. Wall also threw down a decisive dunk on a breakaway late in the fourth quarter, which you can enjoy via the link below.
Mar 22 - 11:38 PM

Bojan Bogdanovic scored five points in 15 minutes on Wednesday, going 2-of-6 from the field with one 3-pointer, two rebounds and two turnovers.

Bogdanovic was riding a 10-game streak with double-digit points, but he took a backseat in the rotation tonight -- the Wizards deployed 10 players, and only Brandon Jennings logged fewer minutes than Bojan. This is a perfect example of his hollow fantasy value, as he doesn't help you when he's not scoring.
Mar 22 - 11:37 PM

John Wall scored 16 points with eight assists in Monday's loss to Boston.

He shot 4-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, adding four rebounds, three steals and five turnovers in 34 minutes. Wall received treatment under his left knee and on the side of his thigh after the game, but he didn't sound concerned and said that he would be "alright." We'll look for an update after Tuesday's practice, but for now his owners should expect him to play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.
Mar 20 - 11:22 PM

Otto Porter played just 21 minutes vs. the Celtics on Monday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with three rebounds and two assists.

He missed all three of his 3-point attempts and really struggled in his matchup with Jae Crowder. Porter scored 14+ points in each of his previous three games with a total of six triples, so expect him to bounce back vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.
Mar 20 - 11:17 PM

Jason Smith fouled out in 17 minutes vs. the Celtics on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

He returned to the bench with Markieff Morris (illness) back, but he was on his way to a big game until foul trouble ruined his night. He added five rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere while Morris and Marcin Gortat are healthy.
Mar 20 - 11:12 PM

Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

He didn't look limited and it's safe to say he's over his flu. Morris added four rebounds, one block and one triple in 31 minutes, and while he has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break, he's still a decent low-end option with three more games this week and four games next week. Hopefully he heats up soon.
Mar 20 - 11:08 PM

Marcin Gortat played just 12 minutes in Monday's loss to Boston, finishing with four points, four rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

He was in foul trouble tonight and it looked like he even went to the locker room simply out of frustration after his third foul -- there's no report of an injury and he didn't seem limited during his time on the court. Gortat simply isn't producing right now and was averaging 8.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in his previous 11 March games. His strong pre-break run is a distant memory and his minutes are way down.
Mar 20 - 11:03 PM

Jason Smith will return to the bench on Monday vs. the Celtics.

This is an expected move with Markieff Morris (illness) returning from a two-game absence. Smith played well in Morris' absence, so he will be back on the radar if Morris or Marcin Gortat ever pick up an injury. For now, he can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 20 - 6:18 PM

Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday.
Mar 20 - 6:15 PM

Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week.
Mar 20 - 12:32 PM

John Wall made 5-of-16 from the field for 19 points during a 98-93 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

After some trendy talk of the Wizards competing for the No. 1 seed, they've won just one of their last four games. That has pushed them down to two games behind the Celtics for the No. 2 spot and the Celtics get the 76ers on Sunday. Some of that is on Wall because he has made just 38.5 percent from the field -- he's made just 20.6 percent on jumpers in those four games. The more he attacks, the better he is.
Mar 18 - 10:05 PM

Otto Porter scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

He was off to a terrible start and didn't make his first field goal until 1:15 left in the second quarter. Porter's brief slump earlier this month was compounded by Bojan Bogdanovic being on fire, but now Porter is back with 36 minutes per game these days. He should be an early-round guy going forward.
Mar 18 - 9:59 PM


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