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Wizards' Dwight Howard: Ruled out for second half
Howard won't be available for the rest of Sunday's game against Portland due to a gluteal soreness.
Howard was in obvious discomfort during the first half and eventually went to the locker room for further evaluation. His night ends after scoring two points over seven minutes. Howard's status moving forward is uncertain, although he'll get a day off before Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Levels up
Bryant was recalled from the G League on Sunday.
Bryant has played sporadically for the Wizards this season but has only eclipsed nine minutes once. That trend will likely continue for much of the regular season, barring an unfortunate string of frontcourt injuries for the Wizards.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Will play Sunday
Porter (lower leg) will play and start in Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Porter woke up with soreness in his lower leg but went through pregame warmups without issue and will ultimately slot into his normal role against Portland.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Late injury issue
Porter is dealing with soreness in his lower leg and will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Trail Blazers.
Porter apparently woke up with the soreness Sunday and will go through warmups before making a final decision on whether or not to play. Kelly Oubre would be the top candidate in line for added minutes if Porter does sit out.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Jordan McRae: Levels up
McRae was called up by the Wizards on Sunday, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Even though McRae will be with the Wizards in time for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers, there's no guarantee that he'll be called into action. The 27-year-old has been tearing up the G League this season but has only seen action in four NBA games for a total of 22 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Inefficient night Friday
Wall tallied 16 points (6-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven assists, one rebound, one steal, and one block in 37 minutes during Friday's 115-104 loss to Brooklyn.
Wall had 16 points to go with seven assists Friday but needed 19 shot attempts to get there. Wall is having a solid season but has been far from spectacular as the Wizards continue to struggle. Sitting at 5-and-10 on the season, some changes could be coming in the near future. If and how this impacts Wall remains to be seen and it is simply hearsay right now. He will remain an elite guard option but those with him on their roster should likely temper their expectations slightly.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Has 20 points in steady effort
Beal totaled 20 points (8-19 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, and two assists in 38 minutes during Friday's 115-104 loss to the Nets.
Beal scored at least 20 points for the third consecutive game, solidifying himself as arguably the most consistent fantasy player around. His line from night-to-night hovers around the same mark with amazing regularity. Given the Wizards struggles to begin the season, his trajectory is not as clear as it has been the past few seasons. Nonetheless, he still remains an elite top 30 type player and should be on a roster everywhere.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kelly Oubre: Scores 18 points in losing effort
Oubre had 18 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 27 minutes during Friday's 115-104 loss to Brooklyn.
Oubre shot the ball well Friday, ending with 18 points on just six field-goal attempts. He is one of the more inconsistent players available, evidenced here by the fact he scored more than his previous three games combined. Otto Porter continues to have struggle which is affording Oubre some additional run at times but he is more of a fringe standard league player at this stage.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Dwight Howard: Has best game as a Wizard
Howard finished with 25 points (9-13 FG, 7-10 FT), 17 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 27 minutes during Friday's 115-104 loss to the Nets.
Howard managed season-high totals in both scoring and rebounding Friday, but could not help the Wizards avoid their tenth loss of the season. He has now scored in double-figures in five consecutive games and appears to be meshing somewhat with the other starters. This is likely peak Howard for those with him on their roster, making him a player worth rostering in all standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Assigned to G-League
Bryant was assigned to the G-League on Thursday.
Bryant will play during the Capital City Go Go's contest Friday. He's only seen spot run with the Wizards this year, totaling 19 points, eight rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Scores team-high 20 in win over Cavs
Beal scored 20 points (7-16 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 119-95 win over the Cavaliers.
The 25-year-old guard continues to be Mr. Consistency for the Wizards. Beal hasn't scored less than 17 points in any game yet this season, and he's struck for 20 or more 11 times in 14 games while draining multiple three-pointers 10 times -- with the latter helping him to become the youngest player in NBA history with 900 career threes, a milestone he reached in Wednesday's victory.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Jeff Green: Leads bench with 18 in win over Magic
Green scored 18 points (6-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding six rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in 21 minutes off the bench during Monday's 117-109 win over the Magic.
The veteran forward has proven to be a huge addition to the Wizards' second unit so far this season. Green's 5.2 boards per game would be his best performance in that category since 2009-10, while his offensive efficiency has been outstanding -- his 51.0 percent field-goal shooting and 96.9 percent free-throw shooting would both be career highs. The 32-year-old has never really lived up to the expectations that came with being the fifth overall pick in 2007, but he's still proven to be a solid and versatile complementary player over the years.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Drops 21 in win over Magic
Beal scored 21 points (8-20 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 37 minutes during Monday's 117-109 win over the Magic.
It's already the 10th time this season (in 13 games) that Beal has struck for 20 or more points, and he hasn't failed to score at least 17 in the remaining three contests. The 25-year-old guard is also providing some surprising value on the defensive end of the court -- his 1.2 blocks per game is by far a career high, putting him on pace to average at least one steal and one block for the first time.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Double-double in win over Magic
Wall scored a team-high 25 points (9-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT) while adding 10 assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes during Monday's 117-109 win over the Magic.
He only has three double-doubles on the season, but all of them have come in the last four games. It's been a somewhat sluggish start to the year for both Wall and the Wizards, but the All-Star point guard appears to be finding his groove.... See More ... See Less