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Top Daniel Gafford News

  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Scores 12 points in limited action

    Gafford ended with 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one block and one steal in 14 minutes during Wednesday's 118-103 loss to the Hawks.

    Gafford needed just 14 minutes off the bench to score in double figures for a second consecutive contest. Over his last seven games, the backup big man has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 18.3 minutes.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Posts career high offensively

    Gafford tallied 24 points (10-11 FG, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block during Tuesday's 132-114 win over Minnesota.

    This was arguably Gafford's best performance of his career thus far, as the center tallied a career high offensively while leading the team on the boards to mark a double-double. It was his eighth of the season and first since March 9 against the Clippers. Gafford has scored in double digits in three of his last six outings.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Solid in return

    Gafford had 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, one assist and two blocks over 16 minutes during Sunday's 123-115 victory over Golden State.

    Gafford (neck) stepped back into his typical workload after a one-game absence. Gafford recorded multiple blocks Sunday, after failing to do so in any of his past seven games. The 23-year-old is averaging 16.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks a night per 36-minutes. Although unlikely to tap into such a role down the stretch, Gafford's metrics flash serious potential

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Available Sunday

    Gafford (back) is available for Sunday's contest against the Warriors.

    As expected, Gafford will return to the rotation following a one-game absence due to a neck issue. During the six previous games before his absence, he averaged 8.7 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.3 minutes.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Expected to play Sunday

    Gafford (neck) is considered probable to see the floor Sunday versus the Warriors.

    If Gafford indeed makes it back, he will have missed all of one game due to the neck issue. He should resume his bench role behind Kristaps Porzingis if he gets the green light.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Ruled out Friday

    Gafford (neck) won't play Friday against the Pistons.

    Gafford will sit out the second half the Wizards' back-to-back set after posting six points (3-3 FG, 0-1 FT), two rebounds and one block across 16 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Bucks. In his absence, Thomas Bryant will likely operate as the primary backup to Kristaps Porzingis.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Unlikely to play Friday

    Gafford (neck) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Pistons.

    Gafford totaled six points (3-3 FG, 0-1 FT), two rebounds and one block in 16 minutes during Thursday's loss to the Bucks, and he presumably picked up a neck injury that'll likely sideline him for the second half of the Wizards' back-to-back set. In his expected absence, Thomas Bryant figures to serve as the primary backup to Kristaps Porzingis.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Fails to have an impact Thursday

    Gafford registered six points (3-3 FG, 0-1 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block in 16 minutes during Thursday's 114-102 loss to the Bucks.

    Gafford remained a nonfactor in the loss, playing fewer than 17 minutes for the sixth time in his last eight games. The arrival of Kristaps Porzingis has basically put an end to any hopes managers had for Gafford as a potential late-season asset. Over the past two weeks, he is averaging just 8.9 points per game to go with 4.3 rebounds and 0.9 blocks. Clearly, he can be left for those in deeper formats.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Back in bench role

    Gafford is coming off the bench Monday against Golden State, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Gafford tallied 14 points in a spot start Saturday against Portland, but with Kristaps Porzingis back in action, he'll head back to the bench. He's scored in double figures in two of his last three contests in a bench role.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Scores 14 in spot start

    Gafford supplied 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-4 FT) and four rebounds over 15 minutes during Saturday's 127-118 loss to Portland.

    Gafford has been coming off the bench since Kristaps Porzingis returned to the fold, but Gafford was given the chance to rejoin the starting five with Porzingis due for a rest day Saturday. The big man played only 15 minutes but still managed to finish with double-digit points for the third time in four games. Gafford has shown the ability to be an effective scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker at times this season, but he's a risky proposition in fantasy now that he's playing the backup role.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Making spot start Saturday

    Gafford will start Saturday's contest against Portland in place of Kristaps Porzingis (rest), Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.

    Porzingis has played only three games since an extended absence, so Washington has elected to give him a rest day on the tail end of a back-to-back set. Gafford will consequently make his first start since March 4. He is averaging 9.4 points, 6.1 boards and 1.6 blocks as a starter this season.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Making most of backup role

    Gafford tallied five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal across 20 minutes Friday in the Wizards' 122-109 loss to the Lakers.

    After notching a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) to go with production in the defensive categories (one steal and one block) in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, Gafford followed up that performance with another quality outing off the bench. He'll likely struggle to push for more than 25 minutes when top center Kristaps Porzingis is available, but Gafford looks primed for an elevated role Saturday against the Trail Blazers while Porzingis rests for the second half of a back-to-back set.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Posts double-double off bench

    Gafford totaled 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 22 minutes during Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Clippers.

    Gafford remained in a reserve role for the second straight game, but that didn't stop him from putting up his first double-double since Jan. 3. The big man led the team in boards and shot an efficient 7-for-11 from the field. Gafford isn't likely to reclaim his starting spot from Kristaps Porzingis, but he could find himself back in the starting five -- temporarily -- with Porzingis facing a likely rest day Saturday.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Efficient performance in loss

    Gafford accumulated 14 points (7-9 FG, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds and one steal across 24 minutes during Saturday's 92-86 loss to Cleveland.

    Gafford has started each of Washington's two games following the All-Star break and his numbers have been similar in both contests, with double-digit points and at least six rebounds in the two games. He's been struggling with fitness and consistency this month and that is reflected in his numbers, as he's averaging just 9.6 points and 5.6 boards per game in February.

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  • Wizards' Daniel Gafford: Efficient performance in start

    Gafford notched 17 points (8-9 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 29 minutes during Friday's 157-153 double-overtime loss to the Spurs.

    Gafford was back in the starting lineup Friday and scored his most points since Jan. 1. The big man missed five straight contests due to COVID-19 protocols at the beginning of February, but he was able to suit up for Washington's final contest before the All-Star break, though he came off the bench for a second straight appearance. Thomas Bryant was dealing with an ankle injury before Friday's contest but was ultimately ruled available. However, he came off the bench for the first time since Jan. 25 and played just 15 minutes. Fantasy managers will want to monitor how coach Wes Unseld distributes minutes amongst his centers, but as long as they are both healthy, they'll likely hinder each other's overall potential.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 234 lbs
Birthplace: El Dorado, AR
Age: 24
School: Arkansas
Experience: 3