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Top Thomas Bryant News

  • Lakers' Thomas Bryant: Excels in spot start

    Bryant supplied 18 points (5-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-10 FT), seven rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 26 minutes in Thursday's 114-99 preseason loss to the Timberwolves.

    Bryant makes a return to the Lakers after appearing in 15 games for the team in his rookie season. In the ensuing four years in Washington, injuries were a consistent issue for Bryant. Aside from his 72-game 2018 season, he played in only 83 games over the next three seasons, with only 27 games played in 2021. If he can stay healthy, he'll be in an upside situation as a backup to Anthony Davis. Davis' work schedule usually involves a few rest days per month, which could give Bryant several spot starts throughout the year.

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  • Lakers' Thomas Bryant: Will start Thursday

    Bryant will start Thursday against the Timberwolves.

    Bryant saw seven minutes of action in the Lakers' last preseason game. The center recorded two points and three rebounds in those seven minutes. Expect Bryant to see a larger role Thursday starting alongside Max Christie, Scotty Pippen, Austin Reaves and Wenyen Gabriel.

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  • Lakers' Thomas Bryant: Inks deal with Lakers

    Bryant agreed to a one-year contract with the Lakers on Tuesday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Bryant appeared in only 37 games for Washington over the past two seasons while recovering from a torn ACL, and he'll join Los Angeles for the 2022-23 campaign. According to Haynes, the 24-year-old will have the chance to earn the starting job at center, which would allow Anthony Davis to see more run at power forward. Bryant saw limited run when available for the Wizards last year and averaged only 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Won't play in finale

    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.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Swats three shots in win

    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.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Dropped from rotation

    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.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Season-high 16 points off bench

    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.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Not starting Friday

    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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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Available against Spurs

    Bryant (ankle) is available for Friday's game against the Spurs.

    Bryant will be able to play through his right ankle sprain as the Wizards return to the court following the All-Star break. He's scored in double figures in four of his last five appearances and has averaged 10.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 20.0 minutes per game during that time.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Questionable Friday

    Bryant is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs due to a right ankle sprain.

    Bryant dealt with a right ankle sprain in early February, but he was able to play through the issue ahead of the All-Star break. If he's sidelined for Friday's matchup, Daniel Gafford and Vernon Carey should see increased run.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Will play 16-18 minutes

    Bryant will be limited to 16-18 minutes Thursday against the Nets, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Thursday marks Bryant's first back-to-back appearance since returning from knee surgery, so he'll have his minutes limited. This season, he's seeing 17.5 minutes per game and averaging 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Muted contributions

    Bryant totaled four points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one block over 24 minutes during Wednesday's 113-108 loss to the Pacers.

    Bryant was uninvolved in the offense compared to his typical production level. Averaging 54.8 percent shooting on 6.0 field-goal attempts per game, Bryant didn't approach that volume Wednesday despite logging a season-high 24 minutes. He's in a timeshare with Deni Avdija, as the Wizards continue playing small-ball. Bryant is a candidate to see his activity ramp up post All-Star break.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Fills out stat sheet in win

    Bryant finished with 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 20 minutes Thursday in the Wizards' 113-112 win over the Nets.

    Though Washington traded away Montrezl Harrell earlier Thursday and was without Daniel Gafford (COVID-19 protocols) and the newly acquired Kristaps Porzingis (knee), Bryant didn't see a noticeable spike in playing time. The Wizards have continued to act conservatively with Bryant's minutes total following a recent return from an ACL tear that sidelined him for just over a year, and even if his restriction ends up being lifted at some point, the eventual additions of Porzingis and Gafford to the frontcourt mix will make it tough for the 24-year-old to push for a consistent 30-minute role. Bryant at least made the most of his time on the court Thursday, delivering what was his best all-around fantasy line in his 12 appearances on the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 248 lbs
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Age: 25
School: Indiana
Experience: 5