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Wizards' Sam Dekker: Passes physical
Dekker (ankle) passed his physical and participated in Sunday's practice, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Dekker's move to Washington is now official. That said, it's still unclear when he'll make his debut for the Wizards. Dekker hasn't played since Nov. 5 due to a sprained left ankle, though he's reportedly inching closer to a return.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Sam Dekker: Practices with new team Sunday
Dekker (ankle) passed his physical and practiced with the Wizards on Sunday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Dekker, who was traded to Washington on Friday, practiced with his new team Sunday and is considered a game-time decision Monday against Indiana, per reports. Even if Dekker is healthy enough to play Monday though, the former Wisconsin star will likely not see many minutes as the Wizards have much depth at the power forward position already with Markieff Morris, Jeff Green and Otto Porter.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Status uncertain for Monday
Wall (heel) is questionable for Monday's game against the Pacers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Wall played through an illness during Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers but was utterly ineffective, producing just one point (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with six assists and four rebounds in 26 minutes. Coach Scott Brooks acknowledged that the point guard is feeling better, but is now dealing with bone spurs in his left heel as well. Wall was unable to practice Sunday because of the issue and looks in serious danger of missing Monday's contest if he doesn't show noteworthy improvement earlier that day at the Wizards' shootaround.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Miserable night against Cavs
Wall scored one point (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding six assists and four rebounds in 26 minutes during Saturday's 116-101 loss to the Cavaliers.
This was pretty much the opposite of Michael Jordan's famous Flu Game. Wall came into the night battling some sort of bug and was clearly not playing at 100 percent, and not only could he get nothing going on offense, his weak defense allowed Collin Sexton to go off for a career-best 29 points. The Wizards only get one day of rest before a road clash with the Pacers, but hopefully that's enough time for Wall to recover.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Carries offense in loss
Beal scored 27 points (12-25 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding five assists, four rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's 116-101 loss to the Cavaliers.
While Beal scored more than 20 points for the fourth straight game, the same couldn't be said for his backcourt partner John Wall (illness), who managed a miserable one point on a night when he was almost certainly not at 100 percent. Beal's been hoisting more shots over the last few games, but expect his usage to return to normal once Wall has shaken off his bug.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Austin Rivers: Returning to bench
Rivers will come off the bench Saturday against the Cavaliers.
With John Wall (personal/illness) back in the starting five, Rivers will come off the pine. He's averaging 7.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 22.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Will play, start
Wall (illness) will play and start Saturday against the Cavaliers.
As expected, Wall is back for Saturday's game after missing time due to a personal matter and an illness. Over his past 10 games, Wall is averaging 21.5 points, 8.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 34.1 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Rejoins Wizards, expected to play
Wall (illness) rejoined the Wizards after shootaround and is expected to play Saturday night against the Cavaliers.
Wall missed Wednesday's game against Atlanta due to a personal matter, and he subsequently missed Saturday's shootaround while recovering from an illness. He was initially deemed questionable, but his condition has apparently improved, and the expectation is that he'll be back in the starting lineup at his usual point guard spot.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Game-time decision Saturday
Wall missed Saturday morning's shootaround and is considered a game-time decision for the Wizards' matchup with the Cavaliers due to an illness, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Wall did not play in Wednesday's game against the Hawks for personal reasons. He was then subsequently considered "good" for Saturday's matchup, but that was prior to this reported illness. It sounds like his status will be determined by how he is feeling closer to tip-off. Austin Rivers got the starting nod in his place last time, and would presumably do so again. Expect an update on his status once the team provides more information.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Sam Dekker: Moved to Washington
Dekker was dealt by the Bucks to the Wizards in exchange for Jason Smith and a second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Dekker was originally dealt to the Bucks in the George Hill deal, but is quickly on the move again. He will likely be a deep frontcourt/wing option for the Wizards.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: 'Is good' for Saturday
Wall (personal) didn't practice Friday but coach Scott Brooks indicated that Wall "is good" for Saturday's game at Cleveland, Samantha Pell of the Washington Post reports.
Wall missed his first game of the season last Wednesday due to treating personal matters but coach Brooks hinted at the end of practice Friday that Wall will likely be available to play Saturday against the Cavaliers. If Wall remains out however, teammates Austin Rivers and Tomas Satoransky will probably handle point guard duties again. The Kentucky product is currently averaging 21.3 points and 8.4 assists across 24 outings this year.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Okaro White: Headed to Capital City
White was assigned to the Capital City Go Go of the G League on Thursday.
The Wizards making a pitstop at home during their current road trip will give White the opportunity to see extended run with the Go Go on Thursday when they take on Delaware. White has appeared in just one game for the Wizards this season.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Troy Brown: Assigned to G League
Brown was assigned to the Capital City Go Go of the G League on Thursday.
The Wizards will be breaking up their current road trip by returning home Thursday, and it will give Brown the opportunity to play in the Go Go's home game against the Delaware Blue Coats on Thursday night. Brown has appeared in two G League games this season, averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Season high 16 points
Bryant scored 16 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block across 20 minutes Wednesday against Atlanta.
Bryant set season-highs in both points and rebounds Wednesday even with his minutes in line with what he's been given since Dwight Howard (lower body) went down. At this point, Bryant's value is capped by his playing time (17.3 minutes per game as a starter), and the fact he'll generally be the fifth option offensively whenever on the floor.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Tomas Satoransky: Effective in start
Satoransky managed 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block in 38 minutes Wednesday against Atlanta.
Without usual starter John Wall (personal), Satoransky stepped into the starting lineup and produced across the board without turning the ball over. Considering Wall is unlikely to miss an extended period, Satoransky isn't worth a pickup in standard formats, although if Wall misses another game or two, he may be worth a flier in daily fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kelly Oubre: Scores 19 in win
Oubre contributed 19 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five rebounds and three steals across 24 minutes in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Oubre's scored 40 points over his past two games, although he scored a combined 11 in the previous two. The fourth-year guard holds a consistent role off the bench for the Wizards, averaging 25 minutes per game, but has been unable to translate it into consistent game-to-game production. In addition, Oubre's long-range shot has failed to take a step forward and he's shooting just 31.5 percent from three while taking 4.6 attempts per game.... See More ... See Less