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Washington Wizards Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
John Wall, GHot12/25/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall posted 24 points and 11 assists for his 17th double-double of the season.
Insight: Wall's 17th double-double ties him for the league lead with Nikola Vucevic. He plays at an All-Star level and is a must start in all fantasy leagues.
Martell Webster, SG12/25/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Wizards forward/guard Martell Webster (July back surgery to repair a herniated disc) will not play Thursday, but is close to returning to the court.
Insight: Even when healthy he's going to struggle for court time and shots and has little fantasy value.
John Wall, G12/23/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall was an assist away from a double-double.
Insight: Wall finished with 18 points and nine assists. He shot 9-of-16 as he led the Wizards in scoring. Wall also had five rebounds and two steals.
John Wall, G12/19/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall continued his strong season during Friday's victory against the Heat.
Insight: He was 6-of-10 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 20 points, 10 assists, one rebound, and two turnovers. He is easily a top-20 option.
Otto Porter, F12/16/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard Otto Porter made his first career start against the Timberwolves on Tuesday.
Insight: Porter scored 10 points with five rebounds in 23 minutes. That was the most minutes he has played in two weeks. With so many other stars in the lineup, it will be tough for Porter to carve out a nightly role, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on him as long as he remains a starter.
John Wall, G12/16/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a huge fantasy night Tuesday.
Insight: Wall recorded 21 points and 17 assists, which tied a season-high. Wall shot 9-of-17 from the field and made 2-of-4 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds and a steal. Wall remains a top-20 option.
Paul Pierce, F12/16/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce (sore right toe) will not play on Tuesday against Minnesota.
Insight: Otto Porter will start in Pierce's place. Consider him day-to-day.
Bradley Beal, SG12/12/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal scored a team-high 29 points during Friday's victory against the Clippers.
Insight: Beal was 9-of-17 from the floor, 7-of-8 from the line, and 4-of-7 from deep. He also chipped in four assists, three rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers. It looks like Beal is completely healthy.
John Wall, G12/10/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall played well during Wednesday's win against the Magic.
Insight: Wall went 10-of-17 from the field for 21 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal, and two turnovers. He is a top-20 option.
John Wall, G12/8/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a monster game in the double overtime victory over the Celtics.
Insight: Wall scored 26 points and had 17 assists in 44 minutes. He made one 3-pointer and shot 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Wall also had seven rebounds and three steals.
Paul Pierce, F12/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce led Washington past Boston, 133-132, in double overtime on Monday.
Insight: Pierce shot 9-of-12, including going 4-for-5 from the 3-point line and a perfect 6-for-6 at the line on his way to score 28 points. Pierce also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Nene , PF/C12/8/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene was a late scratch on Monday against the Celtics.
Insight: This was unexpected after Nene played over the weekend. Hopefully, owners got him out of the lineup before tip off. Kris Humphries is a good fantasy option when Nene is not in the lineup.
John Wall, G12/7/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded 17 points and 14 assists during Sunday's loss to the Celtics.
Insight: He also had eight rebounds, three steals, three blocks, and six turnovers. Owners need thos turnovers to go down.
John Wall, G12/5/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall did not score much Friday but did pickup 12 assists.
Insight: Wall shot 3-of-7, including 1-for-3 from the 3-point line on his way to scoring nine points. The 12 assists and eight rebounds keeps fantasy owners pleased. Wall also had two blocks and a steal.
Kris Humphries, F12/5/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries led Washington with 20 points on Friday against the Nuggets.
Insight: Humphries shot 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. He grabbed four rebounds, a steal and block as well. As long as Nene is out, Humphries should be in starting lineups.
Paul Pierce, F12/3/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce left Wednesday's game with a toe injury according to CSN Washington.
Insight: Pierce did not return. The small forward has been very inconsistent this season anyway, and Otto Porter will likely receive a boost in fantasy value as long as Pierce is out.
John Wall, G12/3/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded a double-double on Wednesday.
Insight: Wall had 17 points and 15 assists, which is a season-high. Fellow starting guard Bradley Beal led the team with 27 points and added seven assists. Wall came into the game averaging 18.2 ppg and 9.3 apg.
Marcin Gortat, C12/3/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat was the Wizards second-leading scorer in the absence of Nene on Wednesday.
Insight: Gortat scored 21 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds. He shot 9-of-13 from the field, playing 34 minutes. Gortat will remain a must-start player as long as Nene is sidelined.
Nene , PF/C12/3/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene will not play on Wednesday against the Lakers.
Insight: Nene hopes to return on Friday. Kris Humphries and Marcin Gortat will see an increase in fantasy value until then.
John Wall, G12/1/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded a double-double during Monday's win over the Heat.
Insight: He was 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 18 points, 13 assists, five rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers.
Nene , PF/C12/1/2014 12:30:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene, who left Saturday's game due to plantar fasciitis, wasn't able to practice Monday morning and should be considered questionable ... at best.
Insight: This is not a good sign, as Nene (10.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg) is always a threat for a multi-game stint in street clothes. DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden would fill in accordingly.
John Wall, G11/29/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a game-high seven assists in Washington's, 83-80, victory over the Pelicans on Saturday.
Insight: Wall also had 11 points, shooting 5-for-14 from the field. He contributed three steals and three rebounds as well.
Marcin Gortat, C11/29/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double on Saturday against the Pelicans.
Insight: Gortat had 24 points, on 12-of-20 shooting and 13 rebounds. He also had four blocks. Gortat has really turned it up statistically since Nene Hilario went down with his injury.
Paul Pierce, F11/26/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce scored 15 points in Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He was 4-of-5 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. Pierce also chipped in three rebounds, three assists, and three turnovers.
John Wall, G11/25/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded a double-double in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.
Insight: He had 21 points and 13 assists, while also chipping in five boards, one steal, but also six turnovers. Despite the turnovers, Wall is a top option at point guard.
Marcin Gortat, C11/25/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat was very efficient during Tuesday's loss to Atlanta.
Insight: He played 30 minutes and was 4-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line for 12 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three turnovers.
Nene , PF/C11/24/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene, who left Saturday's game due to plantar fasciitis, wasn't able to practice Monday morning.
Insight: This is not a good sign, as Nene is always a threat for a stint in street clothes. DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden would fill in accordingly.
Marcin Gortat, C11/23/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double in Saturday's win over Milwaukee.
Insight: He had 10 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks and continues to be a consistent performer for Washington. Gortat is now averaging 12.6 ppg, 8.9 rpg, and 1.3 bpg.
Paul Pierce, F11/23/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce turne back the clock during Saturday's win against the Bucks.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field, 5-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc for 25 points. Pierce also had 10 rebounds and two assists before fouling out. He is averaging 13.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, but shooting only 40 percent from the field. Owners should be pleased with Pierce's production.
Nene , PF/C11/22/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene left Saturday's game due to plantar fasciitis.
Insight: This is not a good sign, as Nene could find himself on the shelf for an extended period of time. DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden will fill in accordingly.
John Wall, G11/21/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a tremendous game versus "The King" and the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: Wall scored 28 points, shooting 12-for-20 from the field. He also had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. His only blemishes were 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 3-for-5 at the charity stripe.
Bradley Beal, SG11/21/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will come off the bench again Friday.
Insight: Beal will eventually regain his starting job, but for now, the Wizards are slowly moving Beal back into game action. That doesn't mean he should move slowly back into fantasy lineups. Beal scored 21 points and had three rebounds, three assists and a steal playing 26 minutes in his season debut Wednesday.
Bradley Beal, SG11/19/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal came off the bench Wednesday and led Washington with 21 points against the Mavericks.
Insight: Beal hit on 9-of-17 shots, including 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. It was Beal's first game of the season as he was returning from an injury. He also had three rebounds and three assists.
Bradley Beal, SG11/19/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will come off the bench in his first game this season on Wednesday.
Insight: Beal will have limited minutes, so the fantasy expectations can't be very high.
John Wall, G11/15/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded a double-double on Saturday against the Magic.
Insight: Wall had 15 points and 10 assists, shooting 6-of-17, including 1-for-2 from 3-point land. Wall also had five rebounds and a block.
Nene , PF/C11/15/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene scored 16 points against the Magic on Saturday.
Insight: Nene shot 8-for-14 from the field and had three rebounds. He also had an assist, steal and two blocks.
Marcin Gortat, C11/12/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Insight: He had 14 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and three turnovers. Gortat will have great chances to post double-doubles often this season.
John Wall, G11/12/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall scored a team-high 27 points in Wednesday's win against the Pistons.
Insight: He also had 11 assists and was 13-of-16 from the line. Wall chipped in three rebounds, three steals, one block, and one turnover, and is clearly one of the best point guards in the NBA.
Paul Pierce, F11/9/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce had an abysmal shooting night, but still found a way to to contribute to Saturday's win against the Pacers.
Insight: Pierce shot 2-of-13 from the field, but was 8-of-10 from the line, for 12 points. He also chipped in five rebounds and three assists. Pierce is nowhere near the player he once was, but will continue to be a solid player for Washington, as long as he stays healthy.
John Wall, G11/8/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall scored a team-high 18 points Saturday against Indiana.
Insight: He also had four dimes and four steals, along with four turnovers. Wall will continue to be a top fantasy option moving forward.
Nene , PF/C11/8/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene played well in Saturday's win over the Pacers.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line for 17 points. Nene also chipped in seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, but did have five turnovers as well.
John Wall, G11/7/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall shot just 23 percent from the field against the Raptors.
Insight: The Wizards shot just 36.1 percent as a team. No starter finished in double-digits for points. Wall had eight points and Nene Hilario had seven.
John Wall, G11/5/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall finished with 31 points to lead Washington over Indiana, 96-94, in overtime.
Insight: Wall was 11-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He also had 10 assists.
Paul Pierce, F11/4/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce scored 17 points in Tuesday's win over the Knicks.
Insight: He was 5-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. Pierce also had five rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and zero turnovers in 28 minutes of action. Solid all-around game.
John Wall, G11/1/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall did not shoot a very good percentage on Saturday against the Bucks, but he still scored 19 points.
Insight: Wall shot 6-for-14 from the field and made just 1-of-4 from behing the arc. Wall did have a double-double, though, with 19 points and 10 assists while also chipping in six rebounds and five steals.
Nene , PF/C11/1/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene had a fantastic fantasy night on Saturday against the Bucks.
Insight: He shot 10-of-12 from the field, scoring 22 points. He also grabbed six rebounds, four assists and three steals. He is proving to be a great mid-round selection at least in the first few games of the season.
John Wall, G10/30/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a big game on Thursday.
Insight: He was 10-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, for 30 points. Wall also had 12 assists, 5 rebounds, two steals, and only two turnovers. He has two double-doubles through two games, thus far.
Marcin Gortat, C10/30/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat posted a double-double in Thursday's win over Orlando.
Insight: He had 20 points and 12 rebounds, while shooting 10-of-13 from the field. Gortat should contiue to provide solid production in the points and rebounding department, in 2014-15.
Glen Rice Jr., G/F10/30/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. is dealing with a sprained right ankle and is questionable for Thursday's game against Orlando.
Insight: Rice has little fantasy value long-term, but he could have value if he can get healthy with Bradley Beal (wrist) and Martell Webster (back) sidelined.
DeJuan Blair, C10/30/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Washington back PF/C DeJuan Blair should be active after missing opening night due to a one-game suspension.
Insight: Blair will have little fantasy value this season, barring multiple injuries, as he's buried on the depth chart.
Drew Gooden, C10/30/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Drew Gooden had a big game in Nene's absence on opening night (18 points, five rebounds), but should return to his backup role against Orlando.
Insight: Nene served a one-game suspension but should resume his starting role leaving Gooden with limited minutes.
Nene , PF/C10/30/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene missed the season opener due to a one-game suspension, but should be back in the lineup for the game against Orlando.
Insight: Drew Gooden had a big game in his absence (18 points, five rebounds), but should return to his backup role.
Paul Pierce, F10/29/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce played well in his team debut.
Insight: He played 33 minutes and was 6-for-10 from the field, including one three-pointer, for 17 points. Pierce also had six rebounds, five assists, and two steals, making it just another night on the court for him.
John Wall, G10/29/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a double-double during Wednesday's loss to Miami.
Insight: He had 16 points and 11 assists, along with two steals. Owners should expect even better production, as we move along.
Otto Porter, F10/27/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard Otto Porter carries a little bit of sleeper potential in redraft formats this season.
Insight: Porter looked every bit like the No. 3 overall pick from a year ago. If he can earn a big enough role with the Wizards this season, he has the potential to make an impact in fantasy.
Martell Webster, SG10/27/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Wizards forward/guard Martell Webster will miss the beginning of the season after undergoing back surgery in July to repair a herniated disc.
Insight: Webster should return in December or at some point in early 2015. Once healthy, he will have just a little bit of value as a reserve.
Kris Humphries, F10/27/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries is capable of racking up a double-double any time he receives enough minutes.
Insight: The question just is will he receive those minutes. Early on, he probably won't but if Nene gets hurt, Humphries is a must-add.
Paul Pierce, F10/27/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce will be a starter this season, but time will tell if Pierce remains a major fantasy contributor.
Insight: Pierce will surely have his moments of stardom this season, but the Wizards want him to be fresh for the playoffs, so they will not overwork him. He could be a quality pick late in drafts, but he has virtually no upside.
Bradley Beal, SG10/27/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal is somewhat of a risky draft choice this season.
Insight: Beal broke his wrist on Oct. 11 and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. The guard is out of his cast, but he is still about a month away from returning. Beal is one of the best shooters in the league, but he is proving to be a bit fragile.
Nene , PF/C10/27/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene is a contributor to every fantasy category besides free throw percentage and 3-pointers.
Insight: Nene is still a solid fantasy contributor at the age of 33, but he is injury prone. Have a capable backup center if you draft Nene.
Marcin Gortat, C10/27/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: The Washington Wizards signed center Marcin Gortat to a five-year, $60 million deal this offseason.
Insight: Gortat really played well when Nene went down with an injury last season. He should see around 14 points and nine rebounds per game.
John Wall, G10/27/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall posted career highs with 19.3 PPG, 16.3 FGA, 8.8 APG, and 1.8 SPG last season.
Insight: Wall played in every game and added a 3-point shot to his arsenal as well. He has nagging knee injuries but the upside is worth the risk even with an early draft pick.
Kris Humphries, F10/11/2014 7:40:00 PM
Description: Wizards PF/C Kris Humphries won't be available for the nect 3-4 weeks due to finger surgery.
Insight: Humphries underwent a procedure on Thursday to repair nerve damage in his right pinkie. More playing time for Marcin Gortat.
Bradley Beal, SG10/11/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has an MRI and it revealed a broken left wrist, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Beal is expected to miss 6-8 weeks for a non-displaced fracture in the scaphoid bone. he averaged 17.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.3 apg and with John Wall make up one of the league's best backcourts. martell Webster ir Glen Rice Jr. will have to step up for the next two months.
John Wall, G8/5/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall was among three cuts from Team USA Tuesday, according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Wall along with teammate Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap were the three cuts. Wall may not be happy, but the Wizards management is likely thrilled that their backcourt will be healthy and rested come training camp.
Paul Pierce, F7/13/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Paul Pierce will sign a two-year contract for $11 million with the Washington Wizards, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
Insight: In his one year with the Nets, Pierce averaged 28 minutes, 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.5 threes and 1.1 steals per game. He should be able to match those numbers with Washington and could improve upon them if the Wizards up his minutes. The departed Trevor Ariza averaged 35.4 minutes last season.
Marcin Gortat, C7/1/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Marcin Gortat has agreed to re-sign with the Washington Wizards for five years and $60 million.
Insight: Gortat had a successful first season in Washington after the team acquired him from Phoenix for Emeka Okafor and a first-round pick. He averaged 32.8 minutes, 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 81 games and the Wizards made the second round of the playoffs.
John Wall, G5/13/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall broke out of a slump with 27 points Tuesday in a win over the Pacers.
Insight: That's as many as he had in his previous two games combined. After going 1-for-11 from three-point range in the first four games of the series, Wall shot 3-of-6 from that distance on Tuesday. The 27 points Wall recorded were a playoff career-high.
Marcin Gortat, C5/13/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat erupted for 31 points on 13-of-15 shooting Tuesday in a win over Indiana.
Insight: The 31 points ties a season-high. Gortat also collected a game-high 16 rebounds in 36 minutes of court time. Game 6 will be held Thursday night in Washington.
John Wall, G5/11/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Washington point guard John Wall is probable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Sunday against Indiana.
Insight: Wall was hit in the eye and could barely see out of the eye at the end of Game 3, but practiced Saturday and should be ready to go on Sunday.
John Wall, G5/10/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Washington point guard John Wall shot the ball well against Indiana in Game 3 (6-for-13), but he'll need to reduce his turnovers if the Wizards want to beat the Pacers.
Insight: Wall turned it over seven times in Game 3 after yielding just one turnover in each of the first two games of the series. he averaged just 2.0 turnovers in the six-game series with Chicago.
Bradley Beal, SG5/10/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had his worst shooting game of the series going 6-for-19 in Game 3 against Indiana.
Insight: Beal needs to be more selective in his shots, forcing the ball up on more than one occasion. He's averaging 19.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.6 spg in eight playoff games this season.
Nene , PF/C5/10/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Washington power forward Nene struggled from the field, shooting just 3-for-14, as did most of the Wizards' roster in Game 3.
Insight: Nene also managed just three rebounds and will have to be much better in both categories if Washington is to compete in this series.
John Wall, GCold5/7/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Washington point guard John Wall was invisible Wednesday in a loss to Indiana.
Insight: Wall contributed just six points in 36 minutes of court time. He's had a terrible series, shooting just 22.2 percent from the field in two games (6-for-27). We'll see if Wall can pick it up a little Friday night in Game 3.
Marcin Gortat, C5/7/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Marcin Gortat led the Wizards with 21 points and ten boards Wednesday in a loss to Indiana.
Insight: Gortat shot just 4-for-12 in the opener but he was money in Game 2 (10-for-15). Even with Roy Hibbert blowing up for 28 points, Gortat still managed 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.
Marcin Gortat, C5/5/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Washington center Marcin Gortat delivered 12 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in Monday's win against Indiana.
Insight: Gortat has corralled double-digit rebounds in three of his last four games. Unfortunately, he's only made 36.2 percent of his field goals over that span (17-of-47).
Bradley Beal, SGHot5/5/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal led all scorers with 25 points Monday in a Game 1 win over Indiana.
Insight: Beal also provided seven rebounds and seven assists. He's averaged 20.6 ppg this postseason, a three-point improvement from what he averaged during the regular season (17.1 ppg).
Nene , PF/CHot4/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Washington power forward Nene returned from his one-game suspension and delivered 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal against the Bulls in Game 5 of the Wizards playoff series Tuesday.
Insight: Nene lost his temper and went after Bulls guard Jimmy Butler late in Friday's Game 3 loss, so he was forced to sit out Game 4, but Washington still won. The Wizards won again Tuesday to clinch the series. It was Washington's first series win since the first round in 2005, which also came against the Bulls. Nene was a huge difference-maker in the series, averaging 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
Trevor Ariza, SF4/27/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza exploded for 30 points Sunday in a Game 4 win over Chicago.
Insight: That's a playoff career-high for Ariza, who also contributed eight boards and two steals. Ariza did most of his damage from the three-point line, connecting on 6-of-10 from long range. Washington can close out the series Tuesday in Game 5.
Nene , PF/C4/26/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Washington power forward Nene has been suspended for Sunday's Game 4 against Chicago.
Insight: Nene lost his temper and went after Bulls guard Jimmy Butler late in Friday's Game 3 loss. Trevor Booker (6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg) and Drew Gooden (8.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) will see more minutes in his absence.
Nene , PF/C4/25/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Wizards PF/C Nene was ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Bulls on Friday for escalating an altercation with Jimmy Butler.
Insight: Nene and Butler came face to face and Butler must have said something Nene objected to because Nene grabbed the shooting guard around the head with both hands. He could be looking at a suspension.
Nene , PF/C4/25/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Washington forward Nene is feeling "sore" after the first two games, but is expected to play in Game 3 versus Chicago.
Insight: Nene has averaged 37.5 minutes through the first two games of the series after playing 29.4 mpg during the regular season. He's always an injury risk, but he's playing well averaging 14.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.9 apg in the series.
Marcin Gortat, C4/20/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat collected 15 points and 13 rebounds Sunday in a win over Chicago.
Insight: It's Gortat's second career postseason double-double. He's averaged 13.5 ppg on 59 percent shooting in four contests against the Bulls this season.
Nene , PF/C4/20/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Washington forward Nene put up 24 points before fouling out Sunday against the Bulls.
Insight: He was the game's high scorer. Today marked the Wizards' first playoff victory since April 30, 2008. Washington will have a chance to go up 2-0 Tuesday night in the Windy City.
Bradley Beal, SG4/14/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal (illness) said he'll play Monday against the Heat, according to csnwashington.com.
Insight: Beal was able to participate in shootaround despite the illness. The shooting guard has averaged 18.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game over his last eight contests despite making just 24.2 percent of his threes during that span.
Nene , PF/C4/14/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene (knee) is probable for Monday's game against Miami.
Insight: Nene played two games then sat out Saturday's contest. He may have tweaked his knee in Friday's game and sat as a precaution.
John Wall, G4/9/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall notched his third career triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists Wednesday against the Bobcats.
Insight: Wall finally put everything together in 2013-14 for his best season as a pro. He has averaged 19.7 points, 8.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game to lead Washington to the postseason.
Marcin Gortat, CHot4/9/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Wednesday against Charlotte.
Insight: Gortat's game has really taken off since the All-Star break. He has averaged 15.9 points and 10.8 rebounds since then, compared to 11.9 points and 8.7 boards before it.
Nene , PF/C4/9/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene (knee) will return Wednesday, the team announced.
Insight: Nene missed the last 21 games with a sprained MCL. He'll play limited minutes at first but his return will eliminate whatever fantasy value Trevor Booker and Drew Gooden had.
Trevor Ariza, SF4/9/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Wizards swingman Trevor Ariza (flu) will play Wednesday, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Ariza has been playing with the flu and made just 4-of-18 from the field on Friday and Saturday. He's feeling better and is good to go Wednesday aganst the Bobcats.
Nene , PF/C4/5/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene, diagnosed with a sprained MCL, could return on Wednesday, according to a csnwashington report.
Insight: The injury was supposed to keep Nene (14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg) out for 4-to-6 weeks so this is in line with his original timeframe. His playing time could be limited until the postseason.
Bradley Beal, SG4/2/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal hit 7-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the foul-line Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: Beal had 19 points, two rebounds and two assists in the game. He appears to be over the hip pointer he dealt with near the end of March and has shot 15-of-20 the last two games after hitting 36-of-111 (.324) his previous seven games.
Bradley Beal, SG3/31/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal made 8-of-12 from the floor and scored 20 points Monday at Charlotte.
Insight: Beal has been dealing with a hip pointer and shot just 36-of-111 (.324) his previous seven games.
Trevor Ariza, SF3/31/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Wizards coach Randy Wittman said Trevor Ariza (groin) will play Monday against the Bobcats.
Insight: Ariza tweaked his groin Saturday against the Hawks. The small forward has been a tremendous fantasy option, providing 14.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.4 threes and 1.7 steals in 68 games.
Trevor Ariza, SF3/30/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Trevor Ariza may not play Monday after injuring his groin Saturday in a win over Atlanta. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: Ariza has been pretty durable, only sitting out five of the Wizards' 73 contests this season. His 14.8 ppg scoring average is his highest since 2009-10 (14.9 ppg in 72 games for the Rockets).
John Wall, G3/30/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall delivered a robust stat line Saturday in a win over Atlanta.
Insight: He shot 10-of-20 from the field for 25 points to go along with seven rebounds, six dimes and three steals. Washington trails Brooklyn by one game for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Only two of the Wizards' final nine games are against teams with a winning record.
Bradley Beal, SGCold3/28/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal has shot just 5-of-24 (.208) and averaged 7.5 ppg his last two games.
Insight: Beal suffered a hip pointer during Wednesday's game and it may be affecting his shooting. Facing a top-notch defensive ballclub in the Indiana Pacers Friday night also may have had something to do with it. The Wizards play again Saturday against the Hawks.
Bradley Beal, SG3/28/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal (hip pointer) will start Friday, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Beal left Wednesday's game against Phoenix but returned and played 33 minutes. He'll try to bounce back from a 3-of-11 shooting performance Friday against the Pacers.
Marcin Gortat, C3/27/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat will have a precautionary MRI on his back, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: Gortat missed a game last week but made a quick recovery after receiving treatment from a specialist in Chinese medicine orthopedics. The MRI is more of a follow-up on last week than something to be concerned about.
Bradley Beal, SG3/26/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal was able to return to Wednesday night's game against Phoenix. He came out late in the first half after suffering a hip injury.
Insight: Unfortunately he didn't have a very good game, finishing with just eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. The Wizards have now lost four of their last five and would need a great finish to get home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
Bradley Beal, SG3/26/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal left Wednesday night's game with a hip pointer. His return is questionable. SOURCE: J. Michael, Comcast Sportsnet Washington
Insight: He had eight points in 18 minutes before exiting. Martell Webster (10.2 ppg) stands to see more minutes with Beal sidelined.
Trevor Ariza, F3/26/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza (Achilles) should be able to play Wednesday against the Suns, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post. Ariza went through morning shootaround without an issue.
Insight: Lee reported Tuesday that Ariza (14.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.5 3pg, 1.8 spg) developed tendinitis in his right Achilles. If he ends up having to miss time, Martell Webster would inherit roughly 10-12 minutes in addition to the 26.4 he has averaged off the bench this season.
Nene , PF/C3/24/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene, diagnosed with a sprained MCL, could be ready by the first week in April, according to a Yahoo report.
Insight: The injury was scheduled to keep Nene (14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg) out 4-to-6 weeks so this is in line with the original timeframe.
Marcin Gortat, C3/23/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat had a productive evening Sunday against Denver.
Insight: Gortat finished with 16 points, ten rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. Since shooting 1-for-8 against Brooklyn last Saturday, Gortat has averaged 16 ppg on 52.8 percent shooting (19-for-36).
Marcin Gortat, C3/21/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Washington center Marcin Gortat hurt his back during pre-game warmups forcing him to watch Thursday's game and he's doubtful for Friday.
Insight: Given that the Washington Post reported he was having trouble putting on his shirt and shoes, he probably needs a couple days off. Gortat has been a solid performaer this season, averaging 12.8 ppg and 9.3 rpg, both totals higher than in his final season with Phoenix.
Marcin Gortat, C3/20/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Washington center Marcin Gortat won't be on the floor Thursday against Portland. SOURCE: Casey Holdahl, Blazers.com
Insight: He hurt his back during pre-game warmups. That opens the door for Drew Gooden to make his first start of the season. The veteran has averaged 19.5 ppg on 71.4 percent shooting over his last two contests.
Drew Gooden, C3/19/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Wizards power forward Drew Gooden has averaged 27 minutes, 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 threes and 1.0 steals his last two games.
Insight: Gooden has scored in double figures in five of his last seven games and has been a pleasant surprise for the Wizards after signing a contract in late February. Washington is his 10th NBA franchise since he entered the league in 2002.
John Wall, G3/15/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Washington point guard John Wall poured in 33 points Saturday in a win over Brooklyn.
Insight: Wall was 4-of-6 from three-point land for the second game in a row. He's followed up a brutal three-game stretch (10.0 ppg on 35.1 percent shooting) by putting together three straight excellent outings (25.7 ppg on 51.9 percent shooting). Wall and the Wizards won't be in action again until Tuesday.
Martell Webster, SG3/15/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Wizards sixth man Martell Webster is good to go Saturday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Stefan Bondy, Newsday
Insight: Back issues have had Webster (10.5 ppg) in and out of the lineup all month. He scored 13 points on 3-of-6 shooting the last time these teams met on December 18th.
Bradley Beal, SG3/15/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Washington guard Bradley Beal will be available Saturday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: That's surprising after Beal (17.1 ppg) suffered what looked to be a pretty bad ankle sprain Friday versus Orlando. It doesn't sound like he's going to be on a minutes limit either. Fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to start him.
Bradley Beal, SG3/15/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was carried off the court Friday night with a right ankle sprain and is doubtful for Saturday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: X-rays came back negative, but Beal still needs an MRI to see if there's any major structural damage. The injury comes at a terrible time for the 20-year-old gunner, as he has averaged 20.3 points and 2.5 threes per game over his last six.
Bradley Beal, SGHot3/14/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was carried off the court Friday night with a right ankle sprain, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: X-rays came back negative, but Beal still needs an MRI to see if there's any major structural damage. The injury comes at a terrible time for the 20-year-old gunner, as he has averaged 20.3 points and 2.5 threes per game over his last six.
Marcin Gortat, CHot3/14/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat had his third straight double-double Friday at Orlando, putting up 19 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 44 minutes.
Insight: Gortat has picked up the slack with Nene out of the lineup due to a knee injury. Over his last 13 games, the center has averaged 16.5 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting nearly 58 percent from the field.
Trevor Ariza, F3/14/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza bounced back from two straight single-digit scoring games with 21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, four threes and one steal in 44 minutes Friday at Orlando.
Insight: Ariza only shot 6-of-16 Friday and has made just 11-of-36 his last three games, but he's still averaging over 20 ppg in March.
Bradley Beal, SGHot3/12/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has scored 18+ points in five straight games.
Insight: Beal made 13-of-28 (.464) from 3-point range in that span. He had 18 points, three rebounds, two threes and a steal in 37 minutes Wednesday against Charlotte.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/12/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) will play Wednesday, according to the Wizards on Twitter.
Insight: Seraphin missed the last seven games. With Nene out with a knee injury until next month, Seraphin will split time at power forward and backup center with Trevor Booker and Drew Gooden, limiting the fantasy value of all three.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/11/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) is expected to return to action Wednesday, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Seraphin was a full participant in Tuesday's practice after missing the last seven games. With Nene out with a knee injury until next month, Seraphin will split time at power forward and backup center with Trevor Booker and Drew Gooden.
Marcin Gortat, C3/10/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Washington center Marcin Gortat, who recently made headlines for advocating fighting in the NBA (though it sounds like he was joking), was outstanding Monday in a loss to Miami.
Insight: Gortat finished with 14 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and zero penalty minutes. He's averaging 14 ppg on 60.4 percent shooting for the month of March.
Martell Webster, SG3/8/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Washington G/F Martell Webster will play Saturday after missing the last two games due to back spams.
Insight: Webster averaged 32.9 minutes, 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.4 threes, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals over his first 22 games, but has generated just 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.8 treys, 1.0 assists and 0.4 steals in 26.4 minutes per game his last 35.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/8/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) will not play Saturday, according to the Wizards on Twitter.
Insight: Seraphin will miss his sixth straight game. Trevor Booker has been starting, but his playing time was cut down Wednesday to give more minutes to Drew Gooden, who had 12 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes.
Martell Webster, SG3/8/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Washington G/F Martell Webster wasn't active for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, but is listed as probable for Saturday.
Insight: He missed two games because of back spasms, but practiced Friday. Webster is too inconsistent to be counted on by fantasy owners.
Trevor Ariza, FHot3/8/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza had another huge game Saturday at Milwaukee with 28 points, seven rebounds and five threes.
Insight: Ariza has had the benefit of playing three of the NBA's worst teams -- Philadelphia, Utah and Milwaukee -- in Washington's four games this month and has averaged 27.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 triples, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals.
Trevor Ariza, FHot3/5/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Trevor Ariza dropped 26 points on Utah Wednesday in a 104-91 Wizards victory.
Insight: Ariza has been lighting it up lately. Over his last five games, the former UCLA Bruin has averaged 23.8 ppg on 60.3 percent shooting. He's been lethal from downtown, connecting on 23 of his last 34 three-point attempts (67.5 percent). Make sure Ariza is in your lineup Saturday against Milwaukee.
Martell Webster, SG3/5/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Washington G/F Martell Webster wasn't active for Wednesday's game against the Jazz. SOURCE: Jonathan Rinehart, Jazz PR
Insight: He's now missed two games because of back spasms. Look for Otto Porter (1.7 ppg) and Chris Singleton (4.1 ppg) to fill in at small forward.
Martell Webster, SG3/5/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Wizards sixth man Martell Webster (back) missed shootaround Wednesday morning and probably won't play, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Webster went through non-contact drills Tuesday after missing Monday's game due to back spasms. He was a terrific fantasy option when Bradley Beal was out of the lineup, but he has averaged 26.4 mpg, 9.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 3pg his last 35 games. Washington's starters all saw extra minutes on Monday with Webster out.
Martell Webster, SG3/4/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Wizards sixth man Martell Webster (back) went through non-contact drills and put up shots after practice Tuesday, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Webster was a terrific fantasy option when Bradley Beal was out of the lineup, but he has averaged 26.4 mpg, 9.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 3pg his last 35 games. He has a chance to play Wednesday.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/4/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) already has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com. He did participate in a limited practice Tuesday, however.
Insight: Seraphin is missing out on a chance to play big minutes with Nene sidelined for six weeks. Trevor Booker (33 mpg, 14.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.5 bpg last two games) will continue to take advantage of the situation.
Trevor Booker, F3/3/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker had 15 points, seven rebounds and one block Monday against Memphis.
Insight: Booker played 37 minutes Monday after putting up 14 points, seven boards and two blocks in 29 minutes Saturday. He should continue to get a large chunk of minutes with Nene and Kevin Seraphin sidelined.
Martell Webster, SG3/3/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Wizards sixth man Martell Webster has a sore back and will miss Monday's game, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: Webster was a terrific fantasy option when Bradley Beal was out of the lineup, but he has averaged 26.4 mpg, 9.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 3pg his last 35 games. Andre Miller, Al Harrington and Chris Singleton will absorb Webster's minutes.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/3/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) will miss his fourth consecutive game Monday against the Grizzlies, according to the Wizards on Twitter.
Insight: Seraphin is missing out on a chance to play big minutes with Nene sidelined for six weeks. Trevor Booker took full advantage of Seraphin's and Nene's absence and posted 14 points and seven rebounds against Philadelphia on Saturday. He'll have a tougher time Monday against Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Trevor Booker, F3/3/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker may get another 30 minutes of playing time if Kevin Seraphin joins Nene on the sidelines for Monday's contest with Memphis.
Insight: Booker played 29 minutes on Saturday against the Sixers and amassed 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a pair of blocks.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/3/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) has missed three consecutive games and is questionable for Monday's game against Memphis.
Insight: Trevor Booker took full advantage of his and Nene's absence and posted 14 points and seven rebounds against Philadelphia on Saturday. He should be solid again on Monday if he doesn't have to share time with Seraphin.
John Wall, G3/1/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Washington guard John Wall matched a career-high with 16 assists Saturday against the Sixers.
Insight: Most of them went to Trevor Ariza, who finished with 40 points. Even though he only played 29 minutes (his fewest since December 2nd), Wall still managed 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting. The Wizards are now just a game and a half out of third place in the Eastern Conference.
Trevor Ariza, FHot3/1/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Washington forward Trevor Ariza exploded for a career-high 40 points Saturday in a win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Ariza got off to a phenomenal start with 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting in the first quarter (6-for-6 on three-pointers). Though he only had 16 points the rest of the way, that's still higher than his season average (14.8 ppg). The ten-year veteran has averaged 19.3 ppg during the Wizards' six-game winning streak.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/1/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) missed Thursday's game and is now listed as out for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Trevor Booker should be the big beneficiary with Nene sidelined for 4-6 weeks as well, but played just 21 minutes on Thursday night. Chris Singleton actually saw more minutes (25) and put up 13 points and nine rebounds.
Kevin Seraphin, C3/1/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) missed Thursday's game and is questionable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Trevor Booker should be the big beneficiary if Seraphin can't go and with Nene sidelined for 4-6 weeks as well, but played just 21 minutes on Thursday night. Chris Singleton actually saw more minutes (25) and put up 13 points and nine rebounds.
Marcin Gortat, CHot2/27/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat set a new career high with 31 points Thursday, and grabbed 12 rebounds to extend his double-double streak to six games.
Insight: Gortat had 51 minutes to do his damage, as the game went to triple overtime. He has averaged 18.8 points, 11.3 boards and 1.2 blocks during the last six games.
Kevin Seraphin, C2/27/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin (knee) will miss Thursday's game, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: Nene is out for six weeks with a knee injury of his own, so the Wizards will need to give most of the power forward minutes to Trevor Booker.
Kevin Seraphin, C2/27/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin is questionable for Thursday's game against Toronto due to a sore right knee.
Insight: Seraphin (5.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg) could have been a replacement for injured Nene (six weeks), but now most of those minutes should end up with Trevor Booker.
John Wall, G2/25/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall had a game-high 27 points in Tuesday's win over the Magic.
Insight: Wall also had seven assists, five rebounds, two threes and a steal. Washington had four starters score at least 21 points.
Trevor Ariza, FHot2/25/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza had three steals and five triples Tuesday against the Magic, finishing with 22 points, four assists and three rebounds.
Insight: Ariza can collect steals and threes in bunches -- he's averaging 2.4 triples and 1.9 thefts this season to go with 14.3 points, 6.4 boards and 2.7 assists per game.
Bradley Beal, SG2/25/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: After hitting 13-of-22 from 3-point range in a three-game span earlier this month, Wizards guard Bradley Beal has made just four of his last 15 from downtown.
Insight: Beal is clearly not confident in his long-distance shot right now, as he attempted just two total shots from behind the arc in his last two games after going 0-of-5 on Feb. 22. However, he had 21 points Tuesday and averaged 17 ppg his last four. Beal has made up for his lack of threes at the foul line, making 17-of-21 from the stripe the last five games.
Marcin Gortat, CHot2/25/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Make that five straight double-doubles for Wizards center Marcin Gortat.
Insight: Gortat had 21 points and 10 rebounds in 38 minutes Tuesday against Orlando and has averaged 16.4 points and 11.2 boards during his streak. He'll need to pick up more of the interior scoring slack with Nene (knee) sidelined for six weeks.
Trevor Booker, F2/25/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker hurt his left ankle during Tuesday's game but is expected to return, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: The Wizards cannot afford to lose Booker with Nene and Kevin Seraphin both out with knee injuries.
Trevor Booker, F2/25/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker will start Tuesday with both Nene (knee, out 4-6 weeks) and Kevin Seraphin (knee) out, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: The 6-foot-8 Booker has averaged 25.5 minutes, 8.3 points and 8.1 rebounds over 19 starts this season and should see 35 minutes Tuesday.
Drew Gooden, C2/24/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Drew Gooden is close to signing a ten-day contract with Washington. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: The move makes sense now that Nene is out with a sprained MCL. Gooden obviously won't be able to fill Nene's shoes but he could give the Wizards some depth behind Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin. Outside of very deep leagues, fantasy owners shouldn't be pursuing any of these players.
Nene , PF/C2/24/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The injury will keep him out 4-to-6 weeks. Dropping Nene is understandable if you can't spare a roster spot. Backup Kevin Seraphin (5.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg) could be worth a look in deeper formats.
Nene , C2/24/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene is headed for an MRI on his injured knee with what the team fears may be a torn ligament, according to a Washington Post report.
Insight: Nene left Sunday's game in the third quarter. We wouldn't count on him playing Tuesday versus the Magic. Kevin Seraphin or Trevor Booker could inherit serious minutes in Nene's injury is long-term.
Nene , C2/23/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene is headed for an MRI on his injured knee. SOURCE: Wizards on Twitter
Insight: Nene left Sunday's game with a sprained knee. We wouldn't count on him playing Tuesday versus the Magic. Kevin Seraphin (5.5 ppg) could be a candidate to start in his place.
Nene , C2/23/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards PF/C Nene injured his knee Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Nene's return is questionable. He had eight points, four rebounds and four assists before exiting. Kevin Seraphin has been filling in at power forward.
Marcin Gortat, CHot2/22/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat has generated three consecutive double-doubles.
Insight: He has averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in that span after putting 16 and 10 and one on the board Saturday against the Pelicans.
Nene , CHot2/22/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene scored 30 points with seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes Saturday against the Pelicans.
Insight: His game-winning dunk with 0.9 seconds left gave him the career-high-tying point total. Nene has had a very good month, averaging 16.8 points, 5.5 boards, 1.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.
Jason Collins, C2/20/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: The Nets are considering signing free agent center Jason Collins to a ten-day contract. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: He wouldn't have any fantasy value but it's a major story as Collins would become the first active openly gay player in the NBA. Collins last played for the Wizards in 2013, averaging 0.7 ppg over six appearances.
Andre Miller, PG2/20/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Andre Miller is headed to DC as part of a three-team trade. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: This was inevitable after Miller's spat with Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw back in late December. Miller (5.9 ppg, 3.3 apg) will backup John Wall at the point, which means his playing time will probably be pretty limited. The 37-year-old hasn't been a fantasy option in quite a while.
John Wall, G2/19/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall produced a robust stat line Wednesday against Atlanta.
Insight: Wall finished with 21 points, 12 assists and five boards in 34 minutes of court time. He went the whole game without committing a turnover. We'll see if Wall can match that Saturday against New Orleans.
Marcin Gortat, C2/18/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: It wasn't enough to give Washington the win but fantasy owners have to be pleased with the way Marcin Gortat performed Tuesday against Toronto.
Insight: The big man clocked out with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. He added 11 rebounds for his 18th double-double of the season. There's a reason this guy is owned in every ESPN league.
Trevor Ariza, FHot2/12/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza rained down 10 3-pointers on the Houston Rockets Wednesday night.
Insight: Ariza (14.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.4 3pg, 1.9 spg) made 11-of-20 from the field overall and 10-of-14 from 3-point range. He had 32 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals in the monster performance.
Bradley Beal, SG2/11/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal scored a career-high 37 points Tuesday against the Grizzlies, but he missed three key shots down the stretch including one that would have tied the game with 12 seconds left. He finished 15-of-24 from the field (5-7 3PT) with five rebounds and two assists.
Insight: Beal played 37 minutes, his most since returning from a stress injury in his leg in mid-December. The team loosened his minute restriction at the start of February, allowing Beal to play 34+ minutes in six straight games.
John Wall, G2/7/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Washington guard John Wall turned in another solid outing Friday against Cleveland.
Insight: Wall collected 32 points, ten assists, five rebounds and two steals as the Wizards dropped their second in a row. The win was Cleveland's first since January 24th against the Bucks. Wall is tied with Sacramento's Rudy Gay for 16th in the league in scoring at 20.3 ppg.
Trevor Booker, F2/4/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker did not play Monday due to personal reasons, but was back at practice on Tuesday and should be ready for a normal workload against the Spus on Wednesday, according to beat reporter J. Michael.
Insight: Booker simply isn't getting the minutes coming off the bench to add much fantasy value. He averaged just 7.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 0.7 apg in January primarily playing behind Nene.
Trevor Booker, F2/3/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker will not play Monday due to personal reasons, reports Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: Booker had some fantasy value as a starter earlier this season but he hasn't had double-digit points in a game since Jan. 17 or double figures in rebounds since Jan. 15.
Shannon Brown, SG2/3/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Spurs guard Shannon Brown is dealing with some swelling in his jammed middle finger but he'll play Monday, according to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: San Antonio signed Brown to a 10-day contract on Feb. 1 after losing Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili to injuries. He won't play enough to have any fantasy value.
John Wall, G2/3/2014 8:40:00 AM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall was tremendous Saturday in a win over the Thunder, but is dealing with a sore heel and could skip some All-Star activities, according to J. Michael of csnwashington. com.
Insight: At this point it doesn't appear that he'll miss any game time, but stay tuned. Wall is averaging 19.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 8.6 apg.
Marcin Gortat, C2/2/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat helped end Oklahoma City's ten-game winning streak with a double-double on Saturday night.
Insight: Gortat's stat line included 14 points, 14 rebounds and two assists. The 29-year-old's first season in Washington has been a bit of a mixed bag. Gortat's scoring (12.0 ppg) is up from last season (11.1 ppg) but it's still well below the 15.4 ppg he averaged in Phoenix during the 2011-12 campaign.
John Wall, G2/1/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall was tremendous Saturday in a win over the Thunder.
Insight: The win snapped Oklahoma City's ten-game winning streak. Wall didn't shoot the ball well (7-for-18) but he still had 17 points to go along with 15 assists, four rebounds and six steals. Wall was named as an All-Star reserve on Thursday. It's his first All-Star appearance in four seasons in the league.
Martell Webster, SG1/25/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Wizards sixth man Martell Webster (illness) said he should be able to play Saturday, according to Wizards announcer Steve Buckhantz.
Insight: Webster missed Friday's game due to an illness. With averages of 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 2.2 threes, the swingman has decent fantasy value.
Martell Webster, SG1/25/2014 3:19:00 PM
Description: Wizards sixth man Martell Webster will be a game-time call Saturday against Utah. He missed last night's game because of flu-like symptoms. SOURCE: J. Michael, Comcast Sportsnet Washington
Insight: Otto Porter played 19 minutes filling in for Webster Friday against Phoenix. Unfortunately, he struggled mightily, shooting just 1-of-6 from the field for two points. It's possible that Webster could be on a minutes limit even if he plays, which makes him a risky fantasy proposition.
Martell Webster, SG1/24/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Washington G/F Martell Webster won't play Friday against Phoenix. SOURCE: Wizards on Twitter
Insight: He's out with the flu. Look for Georgetown rookie Otto Porter (1.8 ppg) to pick up some extra minutes in Webster's absence.
Martell Webster, SG1/24/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Wizards swingman Martell Webster is now questionable for Friday night's game in Phoenix. SOURCE: Paul Coro, Arizona Republic
Insight: Webster (11.5 ppg) is battling an illness. He'll be a game-time decision. The rarely used Otto Porter may make an appearance if Webster is unable to go on Friday.
John Wall, G1/22/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Washington guard John Wall had a monster game Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: Wall finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double. It wasn't Wall's most efficient performance (he shot just 9-for-29 from the field) but fantasy owners would be hard-pressed to complain about a triple-double. Wall continues to be one of the league's most consistent producers at the point guard position.
Trevor Booker, F1/21/2014 12:58:00 PM
Description: Washington forward Trevor Booker sprained his left ankle in the first half Saturday against the Pistons, missed Monday's game and a Tuesday practice.
Insight: If Booker can't go on Wednesday, Nene (13.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg) will see most of the minutes at power forward, but he struggled on Monday and didn't produce much (seven points, five rebounds). We expect more than that.
Bradley Beal, SG1/20/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal led the team with 22 points in a win over Philadelphia Monday afternoon.
Insight: Beal played 30 minutes, which has been his limit since returning from a stress injury in his leg in mid-December. He has averaged 28 per game in 18 games since his return.
Trevor Booker, F1/20/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Washington forward Trevor Booker sprained his left ankle in the first half Saturday against the Pistons and is questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: If Booker can't come back in, Nene (13.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg) will see most of the minutes at power forward. Nene has played 34 plus minutes in the last four games and is averaging 29 mpg this season which is his highest workload in three seasons.
John Wall, G1/18/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall posted 34 points in Saturday's loss to the Pistons.
Insight: Wall shot 65.2 percent from the floor and was 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. He's averaged 20.1 ppg in the month of January, which is nearly identical to his season average (20.2 ppg).
Trevor Booker, F1/18/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Washington forward Trevor Booker sprained his left ankle in the first half Saturday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Michael Lee, Washington Post
Insight: His return is questionable. If Booker can't come back in, Nene (13.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg) will see most of the minutes at power forward.
Trevor Ariza, F1/17/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza (illness) missed Wednesday's practice, but was at this morning's shootaround and should be ready to go this evening.
Insight: Ariza played 35 minutes Wednesday in a win over the Heat despite dealing with a fever of 102 degrees and throwing up during the game. He's averaging a solid 14.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.8 spg, 2.3 threes per contest.
Trevor Ariza, F1/16/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza (illness) missed Wednesday's practice, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Ariza played 35 minutes Wednesday in a win over the Heat despite dealing with a fever of 102 degrees and throwing up during the game. He should be able to play Friday.
Glen Rice Jr., G/F1/16/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Wizards swingman Glen Rice Jr. has finally gotten the go ahead to begin a shooting program, the next step toward full practice.
Insight: Rice's original timetable was 3-6 weeks, so he's right on schedule. He's got no fantasy value at the moment averaging 2.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.6 apg.
Bradley Beal, SG1/15/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal made 7-of-13 from the field and had 19 points, five rebounds and four assists Wednesday against the Heat.
Insight: Washington is still limiting Beal's minutes to around 30 per game to protect him from aggravating the stress injury in his leg and he has struggled with his shooting in January. However, he has made 13-of-25 from the field the last two games.
Nene , C1/15/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene has averaged 19 points, 7.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals in two games since returning to the starting lineup.
Insight: He had 19 points, nine assists, four rebounds, three blocks and two steals over 34 minutes Wednesday in a win over the Heat. Nene, whose career average for assists is 1.9, is averaging a career-high 3.1 dimes per game this season.
Trevor Ariza, F1/11/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza had 23 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and three threes Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Ariza is averaging 14.3 points, the second most of his career and highest since 2009-10 when he was with the Rockets. He's added a career-high 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 threes and 1.8 steals, making him a fantastic fantasy option.
Marcin Gortat, C1/7/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Washington center Marcin Gortat bounced back from Sunday's benching and had 18 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in 38 minutes Tuesday at Charlotte.
Insight: Gortat came in averaging just 24.5 minutes per game over his last six contests, so it's a good sign he was on the court for 38 Tuesday.
Bradley Beal, SG1/7/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had 21 points on 10-of-18 shooting in 31 minutes Tuesday at Charlotte.
Insight: Beal has been on a minutes limit since returning from a stress injury in his leg and played 27.5 mpg his previous nine games. The Wizards will continue the restriction for a few more weeks, csnwashington.com reported Saturday.
Marcin Gortat, CCold1/6/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Washington center Marcin Gortat was benched in the third quarter Sunday and didn't return.
Insight: With 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, Gortat has been a strong No. 2 fantasy center this season, but if he and management can't work out their differences he could drop in value. His numbers have steadily dropped since November and he's averaging just 10.7 ppg and 5.3 rpg in January.
Bradley Beal, SG1/4/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will stay on a minute restriction for a few more weeks, according to J. Michael of csnwashington.com.
Insight: Beal has played just 27.5 minutes per game and averaged 13.6 points in eight games since returning from a stress injury in his leg. He also suffered a bruised knee on Dec. 27, which could be contributing to the team's decision to restrict him.
Nene , C1/3/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene had 15 points, four rebounds and one block in 20 minutes of action Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Nene has played just 23 minutes per game in seven games since returning from Achilles tendinitis while coming off the bench in all seven. Trevor Booker has held onto the starting job for 11 games and averaged 9.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in that span.
Trevor Ariza, F1/3/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Trevor Ariza was ejected from Friday's game in the third quarter.
Insight: If you were wondering why Ariza only played 21 minutes, that's the reason. Joey Crawford gave Ariza the hook after the forward argued an offensive foul call.
Trevor Booker, FHot1/1/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Trevor Booker had 10 points, a career-high 19 rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes of action Wednesday against Dallas.
Insight: Booker averaged 27 minutes, 9.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in December. Washington has kept Booker in the starting lineup and limited Nene's minutes since Nene returned from an Achilles injury on Dec. 18.
Bradley Beal, SG12/28/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (bruised knee) played just 20 minutes Saturday but he scored 15 points and had four assists, two rebounds and three triples.
Insight: Beal hurt his left leg Friday but X-rays came back negative and an MRI revealed no structural damage. He didn't have to play much with Washington leading the Pistons by 21 at the half.
Bradley Beal, SG12/28/2013 6:58:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (bruised knee) will start Saturday.
Insight: Beal hurt his left leg Friday but X-rays came back negative and an MRI revealed no structural damage.
Bradley Beal, SG12/28/2013 5:49:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal (bruised knee) is participating in warmups Saturday, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
Insight: Beal hurt his left leg Friday but X-rays came back negative and an MRI revealed no structural damage. He's still a game-time decision but it looks like he'll play.
Bradley Beal, SG12/28/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal has a chance to play Saturday, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. He only has a bruised left knee.
Insight: Beal hurt his left leg Friday but X-rays came back negative and an MRI revealed no structural damage. While he has avoided a long-term issue, it seems doubtful he'll play Saturday considering he appeared to be in a lot of pain when the injury happened and was on crutches after the game.
Bradley Beal, SG12/28/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: X-rays on Bradley Beal's left leg came back negative. Beal suffered the injury late in Friday night's loss to Minnesota. SOURCE: Michael Lee, Washington Post
Insight: Unfortunately, he's not out of the woods just yet. Beal is headed for an MRI on his knee and it's very possible that he could have structural damage. The Wizards haven't officially ruled him out yet but there's almost no chance we'll see him tonight against the Pistons.
Bradley Beal, SG12/27/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal suffered what looked to be a serious leg injury in the fourth quarter of Friday's loss to Minnesota.
Insight: He had to be carried off the court. Beal could be looking at another lengthy absence. So far, he's only played in 17 of the team's 26 games this season. Even if by some miracle his X-rays come back clean, there's no way Beal is playing tomorrow night against the Pistons.
Kevin Seraphin, C12/27/2013 8:24:00 PM
Description: Washington F/C Kevin Seraphin is unlikely to play Friday versus Minnesota. SOURCE: Michael Lee, Washington Post
Insight: Seraphin (4.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg) had an MRI on his right knee though luckily it didn't show anything serious. Consider him day-to-day.