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Washington Wizards

Eastern Southeast


According to the NBA Injury Report, Thomas Bryant (back) has been ruled out Sunday vs. the Hornets. (Source: NBA)

Fantasy Impact: The Wizards will be without veteran center Thomas Byrant on Sunday as they take on the Hornets. His small bench role has seen him play under 12-minutes for most of the season leaving room for Vernon Carey to enter the rotation.

Category: Injury Updates


Raul Neto accounted for 14 points (5-7 FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-4 FT), one rebound, one assist, and four turnovers in Friday night's defeat to the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Neto's 14 points were his most in a contest since February 25th. He was efficient as well, shooting 5-of-7 from the field. On the other hand, his four giveaways were his most in a game since January 15th. Neto will look to end the season with another double figure scoring effort.

Category: Game Recaps


Rui Hachimura provided 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-4 FT), three boards, one assist, and one block in Friday night's loss to New York.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the blowout loss, Hachimura efficiently recorded his fourth 21-point effort in seven games. He'll look to end the season on a high note with Kristaps Porzingis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Kyle Kuzma already ruled out.

Category: Game Recaps


According to Stefan Bondy, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (injury maintenance) has been ruled out Friday against the Knicks. (Source: Stefan Bondy)

Fantasy Impact: The Wizards have ruled out their main trio of veterans in Kristaps Porzingis, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, and Kyle Kuzma as they take on the Knicks Friday night. With such a heavy amount of minutes out of the lineup, the team will likely start Daniel Gafford and give backup minutes to Thomas Bryant. We also should see Anthony Gill and Raul Neto see their minutes increase as well.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Stefan Bondy, Kristaps Porzingis (injury maintenance) has been ruled out Friday vs. the Knicks. (Source: Stefan Bondy)

Fantasy Impact: The Wizards have ruled out their main trio of veterans in Kristaps Porzingis, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, and Kyle Kuzma as they take on the Knicks Friday night. With such a heavy amount of minutes out of the lineup, the team will likely start Daniel Gafford and give backup minutes to Thomas Bryant. We also should see Anthony Gill and Raul Neto see their minutes increase as well.

Category: Injury Updates


According to the Washington Wizards, Kyle Kuzma (knee) has been ruled out Friday vs. New York. (Source: Washington Wizards)

Fantasy Impact: Kuzma will continue his absence streak on Friday making it 12 straight games. Kuzma will continue to be spelled by Corey Kispert, Rui Hachimura, and Daniel Gafford. During the 2022 breakout season, Kuzma has averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists across 66 games.

Category: Injury Updates


Deni Avdija recorded 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt), eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks over 36 minutes of play in the Wizards’ 132-114 win against the Timberwolves Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Avdija contributed off the bench to the team’s win in all aspects, posting his highest points output since March 25 and tying for second on the team in rebounds. The 21-year-old has shown signs of promise in his sophomore campaign, as he’s improved in every category following his rookie year. There is potential for him in DFS matches for the remainder of the season, however fantasy managers should look for more improvement next year from him in order to be a reliable fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Ish Smith posted 11 points (5-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt), eight rebounds, 14 assists and one steal over 30 minutes of play in the Wizards’ 132-114 win against the Timberwolves Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith was very impactful coming off the bench for the Wizards, a game in which he recorded his first double-double of the season. The veteran guard has been seeing increased playing time off the bench recently, and he should provide value as a flier in DFS matchups to finish out the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Daniel Gafford produced 24 points (10-11 FG, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block over 31 minutes in the Wizards’ 132-114 win against the Timberwolves Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Gafford had a unusually massive role, given his recent outings, Tuesday, as he recorded a career high in points, season high in rebounds and logged his most minutes in a game since the start of the new year. The Wizards’ frontcourt has many rotating pieces — which makes the 23-year-old’s output inconsistent — but he’s worth monitoring in DFS matches for the remainder of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Corey Kispert chipped in 25 points (9-12 FG, 6-9 3PT, 1-1 FT), one rebound, three assists, and one turnover in Sunday evening's victory over Golden State.

Fantasy Impact: After going for merely 12 points on 5-for-15 shooting across the previous two games, Kispert blew up for a career-high 25 points against the Warriors. He additionally drained a career-high six three-pointers. Kispert has been having a solid scoring month, and generally should be rostered in deeper formats. He'll get the Bulls on Tuesday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Bradley Beal is leaning towards re-signing with the Washington Wizards this offseason. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beal has a player option for next season, but if he opts out of it, that makes him eligible to sign a 5-year, $246M deal with Washington. When asked if it is fair to assume that he's leaning towards resigning with the team, the veteran guard said 'that's fair'. Look for him and the team to push for a new deal this offseason.

Category: Rumors


Davis Bertans traded to Mavericks

Thu, Feb 10th 2:58pm EST
By Leo Sells

Davis Bertans was traded to the Mavericks on Thursday as part of a trade package. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Davis Bertans and Spencer Dinwiddie were shipped over to Dallas in a trade package for Kristaps Porzingis. The sharp shooter has been in in trade rumors for a long time, and they've finally come to fruition. Look for Bertans to possibly see more opportunity on a new team.

Category: Transactions


The Mavericks are trading Kristaps Porzingis and a second-round pick to the Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is certainly a trade not many expected. Dinwiddie seems like an odd fit next to Luka Doncic and he might hurt Jalen Brunson's fantasy basketball value, though he will likely also fill the role Tim Hardaway Jr. had for the Mavericks. Porzingis, meanwhile, becomes an interesting fit in Washington as the likely focal point of that offense with Bradley Beal sidelined for the season.

Category: Transactions


Per Shams Charania, the Wizards have traded Aaron Holiday to the Suns (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Holiday will now be competing with Cam Payne for minutes in the Suns second unit. Monitor the situation closely to see who the Suns will utilize more.

Category: Transactions


Charlotte is acquiring Washington center Montrezl Harrell for Vernon Carey and Ish Smith. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrell had been linked to a number of teams ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, so this comes as no surprise. It will be worth watching to see if Harrell remains in his sixth-man role or if he replaces Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup. Smith and Carey still likely won't carry too much fantasy basketball value with the Wizards.

Category: Transactions


Charlotte is acquiring Washington center Montrezl Harrell for Vernon Carey and Ish Smith (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harrell had been linked to a number of teams ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, so this comes as no surprise. It will be worth watching to see if Harrell remains in his sixth-man role or if he replaces Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup. Smith and Carey still likely won't carry too much fantasy basketball value with the Wizards.

Category: Transactions