G - WAS
Shabazz Napier (ankle) will miss Tuesday's contest against the Bucks.
Napier is recovering from a sprained right ankle, and he'll miss his second consecutive game. Expect Ish Smith and Troy Brown Jr. to carry heavy workloads against the Bucks.
Shabazz Napier has been ruled out of Sunday’s game as he is dealing with a right ankle sprain.
With Napier being out Ish Smith should see increased usage on the floor with Troy Brown Jr. and Jerome Robinson possibly seeing expanded roles as well.
Shabazz Napier has suffered a right ankle sprain and is probable for the Wizard's game against the Thunder, per the team.
Napier has averaged 21.6 minutes of playing time, 10.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.6 steals while shooting 41.9 percent from the floor since the reset. If he were to miss time, Ish Smith would be in line to see an increase in minutes.
Shabazz Napier came off the bench Monday and put up 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, four assists, and one block over 22 minutes of play.
Napier moved to a bench role after starting the first two games of the NBA reboot and put up his most productive game so far in the bubble. It's unclear if the lineup will stay the same against the 76ers Wednesday, but it's tough to trust the point guards on the Wizards right now.
Wizards starting PG Shabazz Napier contributed 12 points (4-13 FG, 3-3 FT) along with three assists, three rebounds, one block, one steal, and four turnovers across 27 minutes in Friday's loss to the Suns.
Napier couldn't find his stroke tonight, and likely disappointed some DFS owners who took a chance on him, given his opportunity to earn more usage in the offense in the absence of Bradley Beal. It didn't help his cause that Ish Smith played well off the bench, and should Napier continue to struggle from the field, there is a chance the guards could enter into a timeshare in the Wizards backcourt. Napier has been solid all season for the Wizards and will look to regain his confidence in a juicy matchup against the lowly Nets on Sunday.