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Tue, Dec 18
@ Atlanta Hawks (6-23)
  • State Farm Arena
  • ATL +3, O/U 237.5
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4:39 1st
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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
CHA 14-15 5-5 L2
ORL 14-15 5-5 W2
MIA 13-16 6-4 W2
WAS 12-18 4-6 W1
ATL 6-23 3-7 L3

Top Wizards News

  • Wizards' Tomas Satoransky: Coming off bench

    Satoransky will come off the bench Tuesday against the Hawks, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

    With newly-acquired Trevor Ariza slotting in at small forward next to Jeff Green, Satoransky will revert to his usual bench role. When coming off the bench this season, Satoransky averages 5.0 points, 2.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 14.9 minutes.

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  • Wizards' Chasson Randle: Re-signs with Washington

    Randle agreed Monday with the Wizards on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

    Randle will rejoin Washington for the third time since September after the team waived him on both of the previous two occasions without him ever having played in a regular-season contest. The 25-year-old will join the team in Atlanta and will dress for the contest, providing needed depth for a Wizards squad that recently traded away reserve backcourt options in Austin Rivers and Kelly Oubre. Those losses could create an immediate spot in the rotation for Randle, though he would likely struggle to see meaningful playing time with starters John Wall and Bradley Beal locked into high-minute roles.

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  • Wizards' Trevor Ariza: At shootaround, will start Tuesday

    Ariza will start Tuesday's game against the Hawks, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

    Ariza was with the team at shootaround in the morning, and coach Scott Brooks wasted no time confirming that the veteran will join the starting five in his debut. With Otto Porter currently sidelined, Ariza could immediately be thrust into an increased role, and even once Porter returns, the 33-year-old will likely see big minutes as Washington attempts to stabilize its wing rotation in the wake of giving up Kelly Oubre to acquire Ariza's services. Ariza has struggled from a shooting efficiency standpoint this season, but he remains one of the more versatile and reliable perimeter defenders in the NBA.

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  • Wizards' Okaro White: Back to G League

    White was reassigned to the G League on Tuesday.

    White spent a couple of days with the NBA club, but he'll head back down to Capital City, where he averaged 19.3 points and 11.3 boards per game over a three-game stretch earlier in the month.

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  • Wizards' Markieff Morris: Not on injury report

    Morris (neck) is not listed on the injury report for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    It doesn't sound like Morris will be forced to miss any additional action after exiting Sunday's game against the Lakers with a neck strain. Through 29 games this season, Morris is averaging 11.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 26.0 minutes.

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  • Wizards' Otto Porter: Out another week

    Porter is expected to miss at least one more week after an MRI on Monday revealed a Grade 2 strain of his right vastus medialis, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

    Porter has already missed three games due to the issue, and while he appeared to be trending towards a return, Monday's MRI results confirm he'll miss at least four more contests. At this point, Washington's game against the Pistons on December 26th looks like Porter's earliest possible return date. In the meantime, Jeff Green and newly acquired Trevor Ariza should benefit from Porter's absence.

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  • Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Grabs career-high 11 boards in win

    Bryant contributed eight points (4-8 FG), 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 128-110 win over the Lakers.

    Bryant finished with career highs in rebounding and minutes while matching career highs in blocks and steals. With Dwight Howard (lower body) out through at least the end of January, Bryant has logged 14 starts, and seems likely to hold onto that spot for the foreseeable future. Moreover, with Markieff Morris (neck) listed as day-to-day after leaving Sunday's matchup, the club could be especially thin in the frontcourt in the short-term. Ian Mahinmi has also been a healthy scratch in each of the last three games, so Bryant is the team's best candidate to bang with the bigger bodies the Wizards will face this upcoming week (Dewayne Dedmon of Atlanta, Clint Capela of Houston, Deandre Ayton of Phoenix, and Myles Turner of Indiana).

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  • Wizards' Tomas Satoransky: Logs 46 minutes in Sunday's win

    Satoransky supplied 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, four rebounds, and three steals in 46 minutes during Sunday's 128-110 win over the Lakers.

    Satoransky saw a career high minute total while matching his career high in steals. Otto Porter (knee) missed his third straight game while Trevor Ariza (not injury related) wasn't available yet following the trade and Markieff Morris (neck) left the tilt and is considered day-to-day. Ariza and Porter will likely gobble up a great deal of the playing time Satoransky saw in this one while pushing him back into a reserve role. However, for now the injuries in the frontcourt, including to Dwight Howard (lower left body), could result in coach Scott Brooks rolling with more small-ball lineups, which would bode well for Satoransky, who is perhaps the team's only reliable backup ball-handler in the aftermath of Austin Rivers being dealt to the Suns.

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  • Wizards' Jeff Green: Scores 20 points in Sunday's win

    Green collected 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 128-110 win over the Lakers.

    Green stepped up and played well with the injuries piling up. Otto Porter (knee) was sidelined for a third straight game, Trevor Ariza (not injury related) wasn't available yet following the trade, Markieff Morris (neck) left the matchup, and Dwight Howard (lower body) remains out through at least the end of January. Green has reached double figures in scoring in three straight games while surpassing his minutes average in each tilt, a trend that could continue depending on the health of Morris and Porter.

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  • Wizards' Bradley Beal: Records 25 points, 12 boards in win

    Beal accumulated 25 points (10-24 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, and three assists in 39 minutes during Sunday's 128-110 win over the Lakers.

    Beal matched his career high in rebounding while recording his second double-double of the season. He has also scored at least 22 points in all eight December showdowns. Beal and John Wall have raised their respective levels of late, at least in terms of filling up the box score, and with an uphill fight for a playoff spot ahead, both should be expected to continue seeing lots of minutes.

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  • Wizards' John Wall: Dominant in Sunday's win

    Wall went off for 40 points (16-27 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 14 assists, six rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in 42 minutes during Sunday's 128-110 win over the Lakers.

    Wall finished with a season high in scoring while recording his third straight double-double. He's hauling in a career low rebounding average, but otherwise Wall's fall from grace has mostly been exaggerated, at least when it comes to statistical production. He remains an elite option at the guard position and unless he's dealt before the trade deadline he'll likely be forced to shoulder a heavy burden along with backcourt mate Bradley Beal. The next three games versus the Hawks, Rockets, and Suns represent excellent opportunities for Wall to contribute more fantasy-friendly counting stats against weak defensive units.

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  • Wizards' Sam Dekker: Scores 20 points in Sunday's win

    Dekker dialed up 20 points (10-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, and three steals in 22 minutes during Sunday's 128-110 win over the Lakers.

    Dekker matched career highs in assists and steals while amassing a season high scoring total, this after receiving just 32 minutes across his first three appearances with the Wizards. Trevor Ariza wasn't available yet following the trade, Markieff Morris left the matchup due to a neck injury, and Otto Porter's knee kept him out of action as well. With Dwight Howard (lower body) out through the end of January, Dekker could be a regular part of the rotation for the foreseeable future, though it's a little early to assume he'll hold value outside of deeper leagues.

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  • Wizards' Markieff Morris: Questionable to return

    Morris exited Sunday's game against the Lakers with a neck strain, and his return is questionable, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Morris went to the locker room earlier in the contest, and he's since been diagnosed with a neck strain. He logged 11 minutes and scored four points while snagging four rebounds prior to departing. Sam Dekker could see more run if Morris is unable to come back.

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  • Wizards' Otto Porter: Ruled out Sunday

    Porter (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Lakers, Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Porter will miss his third consecutive game with a right knee bruise, and Jeff Green will continue to start in his place. Porter came into this game a game-time call, so he seems to be trending in the right direction. It's also worth noting that Porter will undergo an MRI on Monday, so Washington is evidently concerned about a more significant injury, per Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. His next opportunity to play will be Tuesday against Atlanta, although his status will likely be determined by the results of the MRI.

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  • Wizards' Okaro White: Recalled from Capital City

    White was recalled from the G League on Sunday.

    White, along with Troy Brown, will join the Wizards for Sunday's contest while the Trevor Ariza trade is still being finalized, as it has left Washington light on wing depth. White has only appeared in one game this season, but given the current status of Washington's roster, he could have a chance at seeing the floor Sunday.

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  • Wizards' Troy Brown: Recalled from G League

    Brown was recalled from the Capital City Go Go of the G League on Sunday.

    With the trade that is sending Kelly Oubre to Phoenix and bringing Trevor Ariza to Washington not yet finalized, the Wizards are fairly light on wing depth. Brown should have an opportunity to see some quality minutes Sunday night against the Lakers.

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  • Wizards' Devin Robinson: Assigned to G League

    Robinson was assigned to the G League on Saturday.

    Robinson hasn't played for the Wizards since Nov. 30, and will probably continue bouncing back and forth between the NBA and the G League. He will likely only see minutes if the Wizards deal with significant injuries.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 112.8
(10th)
116.9
(29th)

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