F - WAS
Isaac Bonga produced eight points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-2 FT) along with five rebounds, three steals and three assists in the Wizards' 111-100 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
Bonga played a career-high 35 minutes but was unable to truly take his game to the next level, attempting just six field-goals and scoring eight points. The young forward should continue to see significant minutes however, so he'll get plenty of time to improve his game even further.
Wizards head coach Scott Brooks told reporters that F Isaac Bonga has shown a lot of improvement at practice in Orlando.
Still just 20 years old, Bonga has been a pleasant surprise for the Wizards in 2019 after coming over from the Lakers, who drafted him in the 2nd round of the 2018 NBA Draft. He played some good minutes for the Wizards down the stretch prior to the shutdown, and will look to gain the confidence of the coaching staff going forward by putting on respectable performances during the remainder of the 2019-20 season. He’s not going to fill up the stat sheet necessarily, but he’s capable of doing all the little things necessary to help a team win. Brooks praised Bonga’s work ethic and fun-loving nature recently, stating, “it’s actually fun to see, because we all love him. His energy, his spirit — just his smile. I mean, he’s always happy." Look for Bonga to play a solid allotment of minutes during the season restart as the Wizards give a look to some of their young players with potential.
Isaac Bonga produced seven points(2-2 FG, 0-0 3PT, 3-3 FT) and a block across 12 minutes in the Wizards' 118-112 win over the Hawks on Friday.
While Bonga saw just 12 minutes on Friday, his lowest since February 2nd, he was still able to have a positive outing, going perfect in both field goals and free throws. It's an incredibly small victory but one that could give Bonga a boost in the future.
Isaac Bonga produced seven points(3-5 FG, 0-0 3PT, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, three assists and two steals across 28 minutes in the Wizards' 125-104 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Bonga saw his most minutes since January 30th against the Trail Blazers but still wasn't able to do much, failing to reach double-digit points for an eighth straight contest. The 2018 2nd-round pick will need to start using his minutes effectively before being considered in fantasy.
Isaac Bonga produced 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3PT), one assist, seven rebounds, and one steal across 31 minutes in the Wizards' 99-94 upset win over the Celtics on Monday.
Rookie Isaac Bonga saw a career-high 31 minutes during the Wizards' win over the Celtics on Monday night. With the Wizards deploying a smaller lineup, Bonga was able to rack-up 10 points and seven rebounds in the process. Bonga has accumulated over 20 fantasy points while scoring in double-digits in each of the past two games. With Bradley Beal ailing and fellow rookie Garrison Mathews going down with an injury on Monday, Bonga may be tasked with starting and playing heavy minutes in the near future. Bonga still has a very limited ceiling and is not a recommended add for fantasy owners. The Wizards will travel to Orlando to face the Magic on Wednesday.