Bryant is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL to his left knee, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Bryant had to be helped to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Heat after suffering a left knee injury, which turned out to be a torn ACL. The 23-year-old center was off to a good start to the season, averaging 14.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Robin Lopez and Moritz Wagner will see increased roles with Bryant done for the season.
Bryant will undergo X-rays and an MRI after exiting Saturday's game against the Heat with a left knee injury, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Wizards seem to be fearing a significant injury for Bryant after he exited two minutes into Saturday's contest. The MRI should shed more light on the extent of Bryant's injury, with a timeline for his return likely to be established soon thereafter. If Bryant does miss extended time, look for Robin Lopez and Moritz Wagner to see expanded roles.
Bryant was helped to the locker room after suffering a left knee injury during Saturday's game against the Heat, Zach Rosen of the Wizards' official site reports.
The injury didn't appear minor, as Bryant was clearly in a lot of pain and spent time down on the court. He was officially ruled out shortly after exiting the contest.
Bryant recorded 21 points (9-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists and one steal in a win at Brooklyn on Sunday.
Bryant has scored five field goals during each of Washington's seven games this season. He had not logged 10 rebounds in the first six matchups but currently owns a serviceable 6.7 RPG. Considering his recent scoring and rebounding output, it appears he will be an adequate fantasy option when healthy.
Bryant recorded 18 points (7-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes in Friday's win over the Timberwolves.
Bryant only needed 22 minutes to leave his mark in this game, as he didn't miss a single shot while reaching his sixth straight double-digit scoring output. Bryant has been one of the most effective shooters in the league when it comes to field goal percentage of late, as he has missed just five shots over his last three contests -- he has hit 81.4 percent of his field-goal attempts (22-27 FG) during that three-game stretch. That kind of efficiency, as his established role as one of Washington's top scoring threats behind Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, should make him a valuable player across most formats.
Bryant scored 28 points (10-11 FG, 3-3 3PT, 5-7 FT) to go along with three rebounds, one steal and three blocks across 34 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Bulls.
Bryant hardly missed from the field to rack up his highest point total of the season. He added to his efficiency by drilling three three-point shots, his second time doing so this season. That was an area that Bryant added to his game between the shut down in March and the beginning of the bubble in Orlando, as he had averaged only 0.6 three-point field goals prior to the bubble compared to 1.9 thereafter. Bryant also chipped in a trio of blocks, and has at least one rejection in each of his past three contests.
Bryant scored 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt) and grabbed five rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Magic.
Bryant brought down only five rebounds and failed to swat any shots, but he was much more efficient in comparison to Wednesday's season-opening loss during which he made only five of 13 shots. Three of his makes Saturday were from beyond the arc, tied for the most by any player in the contest. Bryant will look to build upon the solid performance in Sunday's rematch against Orlando in the second game of a back-to-back set.
Bryant recorded 10 points (5-13 FG, 0-3 3PT, 0-1 FT) and five rebounds in 26 minutes in the 107-113 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Bryant was underwhelming in the loss Wednesday. The center continued the ongoing shooting theme for the Wizards. He went under 50 percent from the floor and only posted five rebounds. Bryant will need to elevate his game quickly as he will be relied on to carry the bulk of the center minutes this season. Playing with the playmakers he has, the expectations will be high.
Bryant posted 22 points (7-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a steal over 25 minutes in Saturday's 99-96 preseason win over the Pistons.
Bryant posted a career-best season in 2019-20, averaging 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest. He's not likely to score 22 points on a regular basis during the regular season, but the expectations should be higher for him now that he will get the chance to play on the pick-and-roll with Russell Westbrook. Having Westbrook and Bradley Beal as playmakers should be enough to expect a slight uptick in his numbers.
Bryant recorded 11 points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3PT, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in the 97-86 loss to Detroit on Thursday.
Bryant was very underwhelming on the floor in his debut Thursday. The center is not typically known for his excellent shooting, but went perfect from the line. He also led co-led the team in rebounds and this will be a big make or break season for the big man.
Bryant (hip) is starting Sunday's preseason game against the Nets, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old was considered questionable after picking up the hip injury at practice Friday, but it's apparently a minor concern. Bryant averaged 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 blocks in 24.9 minutes last season, though he may not reach that workload in the exhibition opener.
Bryant's status for Sunday's preseason opener against the Nets is up in the air due to a hip issue, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Bryant banged his hip at Friday's practice and apparently sat out Saturday as a result. With several key players already expected to sit out, it would be surprising to see the big man get the green light if he is still experiencing any soreness. He coming off a 2020-21 season where he produced career highs across the board to the tune of 13.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.5 steals, 1.1 blocks and 0.8 triples across 24.9 minutes per game.
Bryant recorded 26 points (10-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes during Thursday's 96-90 win over the Celtics.
Bryant ended his season on a high note, posting one of his best performances and scoring over a quarter of Washington's points. While his season was marred by injury, Bryant was productive when given starter's minutes. Prior to Thursday's contest, Bryant averaged 18.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 blocks in his 14 games of 30-plus minutes.
Bryant finished with 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight boards, one assist, and one block in 26 minutes of a 126-113 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Bryant finished in double figures for the sixth time in seven games since the NBA restarted its season. He's been a productive player for the struggling Wizards, averaging 8.9 boards per game in the bubble. With his team eliminated from the playoffs, Bryant's season will conclude against Boston on Thursday.
Bryant posted 19 points (8-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one assist across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 107-98 loss to the 76ers.
Bryant was able to put together efficient offense, rebound well and rack up defensive stats against one of the best centers in the league in Joel Embiid, which is certainly an accomplishment even in a loss. It's the first time in Bryant's career that he's posted those numbers. The performance was also his third straight double-double.
Bryant totaled 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-0 FT), 11 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes during Monday's 111-100 loss to Indiana.
Bryant has come out of the layoff on fire, notching consecutive games with at least 20 points for just the second time all season -- and the first time since November. The impressive effort also gave the 23-year-old his first back-to-back double-doubles since the campaign's opening two games. He'll try to make it three straight Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Bryant contributed 30 points (12-20 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 37 minutes during Sunday's 118-110 loss to the Nets.
Bryant was absolutely superb on both ends, pouring in a season high scoring total while contributing across every category. His ability to torch opposing defenses from in close and beyond the arc has made him the team's go-to offensive option during the restart. Bryant will try to build on this performance heading into Monday's matchup versus the Pacers.
Bryant tallied 10 points (4-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes during Friday's 125-112 loss to the Suns.
Bryant managed just 10 points in the loss with the real story being the fact he played a whopping 34 minutes. After battling injury this season, there was certainly an element of doubt when assessing his outlook for this resumption period. However, if he is going be on the floor at least 30 minutes per night, his value significantly increases across all formats.
Bryant finished with just four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in eight minutes during Wednesday's 89-82 scrimmage loss to the Nuggets.
Bryant was slated to play eight minutes Wednesday, and that's exactly how things eventuated. The promising young center has had what can only be described as a disrupted season in which he's failed to reach great heights. Given the uncertainty around his role, Bryant is going to be tough to draft with any confidence in resumption leagues.
Bryant (coach's decision) is available for Wednesday's scrimmage against the Nuggets but likely won't play more than eight minutes, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Bryant practiced for the first time Friday, and it was unclear if he would be available for the Wizards' first scrimmage. He'll be available in a limited capacity, but with Ian Mahinmi (groin) out, plenty of center minutes should still go to Moritz Wagner.
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