Bryant has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Hornets due to low-back tightness. Bryant ends the 2021-22 campaign averaging 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game. In his absence, Vernon Carey will likely garner an increased role behind Daniel Gafford.
Bryant finished Saturday's 127-118 loss to the Trail Blazers with nine points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist and three blocks across 23 minutes. Bryant entered Saturday having logged three straight DNPs since the return of Kristaps Porzingis, but with Porzingis taking a day off to rest against Portland, Bryant received the opportunity to get back on the court. He played more minutes than starter Daniel Gafford and was particularly effective as a defender, registering a season-high three blocks. Porzingis is clearly Washington's top option at center, and it's unclear whether Bryant's solid effort Saturday will help him get back into the rotation alongside Gafford.
Bryant (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Sunday in the Wizards' 133-123 win over the Pacers. Bryant's role had already been on the decline heading into Sunday with head coach Wes Unseld Jr. dropping him from the starting five in favor of Daniel Gafford, but Kristaps Porzingis (knee) getting the green light to make his team debut bumped Bryant out of the rotation entirely. Even though Porzingis will likely face some restrictions for a few more games while he works to regain conditioning following a month-long absence due to a bone bruise, Bryant looks as though he won't be anything more than the third option at center.
Bryant finished with 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block across 22 minutes during Tuesday's 116-113 victory over Detroit. Bryant was efficient from the field en route to a season-high 16 points off the bench. The fifth-year center has struggled to find any consistency after being sidelined for the first two-plus months of the season due to the ACL surgery he underwent last year. Bryant is firmly supplated behind Daniel Gafford on the depth chart, and his playing time may take another hit when Kristaps Porzingis (knee) returns, though it's unclear when that may be.
Bryant isn't starting Friday's game against the Spurs. Although Bryant will be available in spite of his ankle injury, he'll come off the bench during the Wizards' first game after the All-Star break. Daniel Gafford will serve as a starter.
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