Neto posted 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes Tuesday in the Wizards' 128-107 win over the Suns. Neto was making his fourth start of the season in place of Westbrook, and he should be in line for at least a couple more turns with the top unit since the point guard is tending to a quadriceps injury and isn't expected to be re-evaluated until late in the week. While the Brazilian turned some heads with a 22-point, five-assist, four-rebound outing in his first start in place of Westbrook back on Dec. 27, Neto's returns have been more modest in his subsequent three starts. He's played between 20 and 25 minutes in each of those games, essentially splitting point-guard duties with Ish Smith.
Neto will start Saturday's game against the Heat, Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington reports. With Russell Westbrook (quad) shelved, Neto will draw the start Saturday. In two previous appearances without Westbrook, Neto averaged 27 minutes and 30.7 fantasy points.
Neto will come off the bench Sunday against the Nets, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Russell Westbrook (rest) sat out the second half of the back-to-back set Friday, so Neto received the start and had 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-2 3Pt), two assists and two steals in 22 minutes. The 28-year-old is averaging 7.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 14.0 minutes in his four appearances off the bench this season.
Neto will start Friday's game against the Timberwolves with Russell Westbrook resting, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Neto did the same when Westbrook sat out against Orlando earlier in the week and finished with 22 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in 32 minutes. He returned to the bench for the Wizards' last two games and is coming off of a 15-point, four-rebound, three-steal effort in 22 minutes Thursday night against Chicago.
Neto tallied 15 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three steals and one assist across 22 minutes off the bench Thursday in the Wizards' 133-130 loss to the Bulls. The 0-5 Wizards have been one of the league's early disappointments, but Neto's performance through the first five games has been a silver lining. Neto has shot efficiently (55.6 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range) while filling out the stat sheet nicely (10.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game) in his 17.6 minutes per contest. With Russell Westbrook expected to rest Friday in Minnesota for the second leg of the back-to-back set, Neto should slot into the starting backcourt alongside Bradley Beal. He'll make for a nice streamer in season-long leagues with daily lineup changes, as well as an intriguing value play in DFS contests.
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