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Wizards' Markieff Morris: Coming off bench Tuesday
Morris will come off the bench Tuesday against the Clippers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
In an effort to potentially bring a spark to the underperforming Wizards, coach Scott Brooks will change the starting five Tuesday. Morris will be bumped out of the lineup in exchange for Kelly Oubre.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kelly Oubre: Starting Tuesday
Oubre is starting Tuesday against the Clippers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Coach Scott Brooks will change the starting five in hopes of bringing a spark to his team. Oubre is starting at small forward, bumping Otto Porter up to power forward and sending Markieff Morris to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Thomas Bryant: Starting Tuesday
Bryant will start at center Tuesday against the Clippers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
With Dwight Howard (lower body) out, coach Scott Brooks will opt to start Bryant instead of Ian Mahinmi, who had previously been the starter in Howard's early-season absences. Bryant hasn't played more than 11 minutes in any game this season and played over 10 minutes just once last year. His career averages per 36 minutes are 16.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 blocks.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Dwight Howard: Out Tuesday
Howard (lower body) is out Tuesday against the Clippers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Howard failed to practice Monday due to gluteal soreness. Thomas Bryant will be starting in his stead Tuesday against the Clippers. Howard's next chance to take the floor arrives Friday against the Raptors.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Dwight Howard: Does not practice Monday
Howard (lower body) didn't practice Monday.
Howard is apparently still dealing with the gluteal soreness that limited him to just seven minutes in Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers. His status for Tuesday's game against the Clippers remains up in the air.... See More ... See Less
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