Wagner, along with Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones, was traded to the Wizards on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
In order to clear more cap space, the Lakers traded what little money they had left on the books to Washington. As a rookie, Wagner appeared in only 43 games, averaging 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds across 10.4 minutes. He could see more run with the Wizards, especially if Bobby Portis and/or Jabari Parker sign elsewhere.
Wagner will come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Jazz.
Wagner has started at power forward for the Lakers since LeBron James was shut down for the season, but after playing just 12 minutes in the team's win over the Clippers on Friday, the rookie will now come off the bench. He'll likely split time in the frontcourt with starter Mike Muscala.
Wagner produced 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block across 25 minutes in the Lakers' 108-90 loss to the Warriors on Thursday.
Wagner drew the starting assignment with Kyle Kuzma (foot) sidelined for a third straight game and turned in a solid all-around line. The rookie has seen at least Thursday's 25-minute allotment in the three games Kuzma has missed with his current injury, and Wagner has generated double-digit scoring in the last two. With Kuzma potentially set to miss the remaining three games of the season, Wagner could well continue in the starting five over what remains of the campaign.
Wagner recorded 10 points (4-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 119-103 loss to the Thunder.
Wagner drew his second straight start (and third of the season) while reaching double figures in scoring for the third time in the last five games. The fit in the starting five next to JaVale McGee is less than ideal, but Wagner is at least getting a chance to contribute down the stretch of the regular season. With that being said, he's still likely best reserved for use in deeper leagues.
Wagner will draw the start Sunday against the Pelicans if Kyle Kuzma is unable to play, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Kyle Kuzma is currently listed as doubtful, and coach Luke Walton said he doesn't expect Kuzma to play, so it seems likely that Wagner will join the starters. Wagner is averaging 12.0 minutes over his last four games, however a move into the starting five would likely lead to a larger role.
Wagner mustered 11 points (4-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two assists, one rebound and one block across 12 minutes in the Lakers' 124-106 win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
Wagner made good use of his limited time on the floor, even as he quickly accrued four fouls. The rookie's playing time has ticked up this month with the Lakers out of postseason contention, as he's now logged double-digit minutes in six games during March. However, his opportunities continue to be unpredictable, and with veteran JaVale McGee generating outstanding production ahead of him, that could well remain the case even during the last handful of games.
Wagner turned in 22 points (7-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 34 minutes in the Lakers' 120-107 loss to the Celtics on Saturday.
A game after logging a solid 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Wednesday, Wagner saw his first NBA start and produced handsomely with the opportunity. The rookie's scoring total was easily a career high, as he was one of the bright spots in an otherwise disappointing night for the spiraling Lakers. With the team's playoff hopes essentially evaporated, Wagner could possibly start to enjoy playing time along the lines of Saturday's more frequently down the stretch.
Wagner will start Saturday against the Celtics.
With the Lakers dealing with a myriad of injuries and out of the playoff hunt, coach Luke Walton will give Wagner his first start. In seven games where the rookie has seen double-digit minutes, he's averaged 8.3 points and 3.0 rebounds.
Wagner pitched in 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in the Lakers' 115-99 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday.
The 2018 first-round pick saw some rare run off the bench with Tyson Chandler (neck) out of action and parlayed it into his best scoring total since Dec. 16. Wagner hadn't logged double-digit minutes since Feb. 5, as even the trade of Ivica Zubac to the Clippers at the deadline hadn't resulted in any extra playing time for the rookie prior to Wednesday. With the Lakers' postseason hopes progressively slipping away, it's certainly conceivable that Wagner gets more opportunities down the stretch irrespective of Chandler's health, but that naturally remains to be seen.
Wagner totaled eight points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds and one block across 19 minutes Sunday in the Lakers' 108-86 loss to the Timberwolves.
After failing to leave the bench in the previous five games, Wagner was able to pick up some minutes with both Kyle Kuzma (back) and LeBron James (groin) unavailable in addition to the Lakers falling behind big early. The rookie first-round pick wasn't particularly efficient during his time on the court and could be ousted from the rotation if Monday's game in Dallas proves more competitive and Kuzma is back in action.
Wagner had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and three rebounds in seven minutes during Saturday's 128-100 win over the Hornets.
Wagner made his sixth appearance of the season, as the blowout nature of the game allowed coach Luke Walton to clear his bench. Back in the offseason there was a tiny sliver of hope that Wagner could potentially earn a small role right away as a rookie thanks to his shooting ability, but the acquisition of veteran center Tyson Chandler has pushed Ivica Zubac and Wagner into irrelevance.
Wagner posted 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and a blocked shot in the win Wednesday over the Legends.
Wagner was a force in just about every capacity Wednesday, acting as a facilitator and scorer in just 28 minutes of play. The 21-year-old rookie is averaging 18.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 11 games this season.
Wagner will be active for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, Tania Ganguli of the LA Times reports.
Wagner has been held out of action, to date, while working back from a knee injury, but he'll be an option off the bench for the first time Wednesday. Given the Lakers' extreme lack of capable depth at center, it wouldn't be a shock if Wagner sees some minutes, but he's highly unlikely to be fantasy-relevant in the near future.
Wagner (knee) has been assigned to the G-League's South Bay Lakers for a rehab assignment, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Wagner progressed to full contact 5-on-5 last week, so his recovery seems to be going well. It's not clear when exactly he'll be ready for game action, but he may end up seeing the court in the G-League first.
Wagner (knee) was playing full contact 5-on-5 during Friday's practice, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Wagner has been limited in both the preseason and now the regular season because of a knee contusion, but Friday marked the first time he's managed to take part in contact drills. This is positive news for the Lakers, as it means he's likely close to game action. A date for his return should become more clear in the coming days.
Wagner (knee) has been participating in some non-contact drills and some controlled contact post work in practice, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
Wagner was forced to miss the whole preseason due to a knee contusion, although it's good to see that he's been getting some work in during practice. His status for the season opener Thursday against Portland has yet to be revealed, but he's expected to be reevaluated in the next few days to determine his availability moving forward.
Wagner (knee) will miss the entire preseason and is then expected to be reevaluated, Kyle Goon of Southern California News Group reports.
Wagner bruised his knee during summer league back in July and the injury appears to be a bit more serious than originally believed. The first-round pick has now been ruled out of the preseason schedule entirely and will then be reevaluated prior the regular season opener Oct. 18 against the Trail Blazers. Considering he's a rookie and won't participate in either training camp or the preseason, Wagner will likely be a bit behind and could struggle to be a significant part of the rotation once cleared for a return. Look for another update to be provided once he's reevaluated, but at this point, there seems to be a realistic shot that Wagner could miss time during the regular season.
Wagner (knee) has yet to participate in training camp, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
Wagner suffered a left knee contusion during the Las Vegas Summer League and is apparently still working through some discomfort. The first-round pick's availability for the regular-season opener doesn't appear to be in jeopardy quite yet, but if he doesn't return to the floor soon, it wouldn't be surprising if Wagner missed at least a preseason game or two. The Lakers kick off the preseason schedule Sunday against the Nuggets and at this point, Wagner can be considered questionable for that contest.
Wagner (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of summer league action after an MRI confirmed a left knee contusion.
After exiting Tuesday's summer league contest against the Knicks with a knee injury, Wagner underwent a precautionary MRI. The results showed nothing serious, just a contusion, meaning the injury is likely not serious. Wagner will sit out the remainder of summer league as a precaution and to allow the knee to fully heal before training camp.
Wagner suffered both a left knee strain and a left ankle sprain during Tuesday's summer league matchup with the Knicks and won't return, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
Wagner played just nine minutes prior to the injury, but had a solid stat line going with seven points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and two steals. The fact that he hurt both his knee and ankle is especially discouraging, though the Lakers haven't provided anything concrete regarding the severity of either one. Considering his status as a first-round pick, it wouldn't be surprising if the Lakers decide to shut him down for the rest of summer league, even if the injuries aren't overly serious.
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