Bryant scored 16 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 20 minutes Wednesday against Atlanta. Bryant set season-highs in both points and rebounds Wednesday even with his minutes in line with what he's been given since Dwight Howard (lower body) went down. At this point, Bryant's value is capped by his playing time (17.3 minutes per game as a starter), and the fact he'll generally be the fifth option offensively whenever on the floor.
Bryant contributed 12 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one steal, and one block in 19 minutes during Friday's 123-98 loss to the 76ers. Bryant rebounded following Wednesday's scoreless performance against the Pelicans to pour in a career high point total and match his career best in boards. Bryant has now seen double-digit minutes in six straight contests, with Friday's 19 minutes matching his season high. Moreover, with Dwight Howard (lower body) out for at least the next couple months, Bryant figures to continue playing a pretty decent role.
Bryant had just two rebounds in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 125-104 loss to New Orleans. Bryant started Wednesday but failed to score, adding just two rebounds. Even with Dwight Howard on the shelf, Bryant is a non-factor basically everywhere. He could be used as a blocks streamer in deeper formats at a pinch if required.
Bryant contributed seven points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 19 minutes during Tuesday's 125-118 win over the Clippers. Bryant drew the start with Dwight Howard (lower body) sidelined. Still, Wizards coach Scott Brooks mostly opted for smaller lineups, leaving Bryant on the bench for the majority of the matchup. Even if Bryant draws another start during Friday's matchup with the Raptors, he's merely a dart throw in daily leagues.
Bryant will start at center Tuesday against the Clippers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. With Dwight Howard (lower body) out, coach Scott Brooks will opt to start Bryant instead of Ian Mahinmi, who had previously been the starter in Howard's early-season absences. Bryant hasn't played more than 11 minutes in any game this season and played over 10 minutes just once last year. His career averages per 36 minutes are 16.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 blocks.
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