Wagner had two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one steal in seven minutes during Sunday's 118-110 loss to the Nets. Wagner was one of two Wizards who saw just single-digit minutes. Starting center Thomas Bryant was sensational in this one, which resulted in Wagner remaining glued to the bench for the vast majority of the game. Wagner could be in line for a little bit more playing time during Monday's matchup versus the Pacers given that Bryant earned 37 minutes against the Nets. Nevertheless, Wagner is merely a dart throw in most daily fantasy leagues.
Wagner will come off the bench Friday against the Hawks, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. With Thomas Bryant (foot) back, Wagner will transition back into his usual reserve role. Across his past 12 games coming off the bench, Wagner is averaging 6.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.8 minutes.
Wagner was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports. Wagner was ejected during the middle of the fourth quarter after receiving back-to-back technical fouls for an altercation with the referees. He finished with six points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), four rebounds, one steal and one assist in 16 minutes on the night and should be allowed to return in full for Friday's tilt with the Cavaliers.
Wagner put up 19 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Grizzlies. Wagner recently returned from an ankle injury that forced him to miss 25 games, but looked no worse for wear in this one. Thomas Bryant is out indefinitely because of a stress reaction in his right foot. The Wizards will likely take it easy with Bryant, so Bertans could see a solid uptick in his workload. The 22-year old is a standard league asset in only 20.2 minutes per game, so he's worth a look for teams in search of a big man.
Wagner (ankle) played 12 minutes off the bench Monday in the Wizards' 125-117 loss to the Warriors, finishing with eight points (4-5 FG) and two rebounds. Back in action after a five-week absence, Wagner's playing time was unsurprisingly limited, but he fared well during the minutes he received. The Wizards ran a bloated 11-man rotation Monday, but more playing time should be available for all three of the Washington bigs that have recently returned from injuries -- Wagner, Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura -- once all have their restrictions lifted. Gary Payton, Ian Mahinmi and Isaac Bonga all played 11 minutes or fewer and are all candidates to be excised from the rotation in the near future.
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