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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.