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Wizards' Austin Rivers: 13 points in Monday's loss
Rivers accumulated 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes Monday against the Pacers.
Rivers had a solid if unspectacular game Monday, cracking double-digits for the first time in five games. While Rivers is still playing good defense, his offensive game has taken a massive step back in his first year with Washington, with the veteran guard in only managing 7.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 22.9 minutes per game. For now, Rivers can't be considered a fantasy asset in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kelly Oubre: Scores 23 in loss
Oubre contributed 23 points (9-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-7 FT), five rebounds, three steals, an assist and a block in 37 minutes during Monday's loss to the Pacers.
Oubre stepped up with John Wall absent and Otto Porter missing most of the game, eclipsing 20 points for the third time in his past seven games. He's put a nice stretch together of late and is averaging 19.0 points and 4.75 rebounds in his last four games. Oubre is having a solid if unspectacular season, and has failed to advance his game in a noticeable way. He may hold some additional value as long as Wall and Porter are out, but doesn't make enough meaningful contributions consistently to be a viable asset in standard formats in the long run.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Drops 30 points in loss Monday
Beal posted 30 points (10-27 FG, 4-9 3 Pt, 6-7 FT), three assists, three rebounds, three steals and a block in 44 minutes Monday against Indiana.
Beal provided a nice, if inefficient statistical line Monday, taking his most shots of the season and reaching 30 points for the fourth time this year. He's averaged 24.7 shot attempts over his past four games with both John Wall (heel) and Otto Porter (knee) banged up, translating his looks into 30 points per game over that span. Beal will take a minor step back when Wall and Porter return, but he's still an excellent fantasy option, putting up 22.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.2 threes, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block in 35 minutes per game on the year.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Won't return vs. Pacers
Porter has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Wizards due to a right knee contusion, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Porter played just seven minutes prior to suffering the injury and exiting the contest. Kelly Oubre and Jeff Green should be in line for more run with Porter done for the night.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Sam Dekker: Active Monday
Dekker will be available off the Wizards' bench Monday against the Pacers, Zach Rosen of WashingtonWizards.com reports.
Dekker was dealt to Washington on Friday as part of a three-team deal, and he'll be available to make his debut after passing a physical on Sunday. The Wisconsin product was nursing an ankle injury prior to the trade and has not played in a game since Nov. 5. That, of course, was when Dekker was still a member of the Cavaliers.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Austin Rivers: Will rejoin starting five Monday
Rivers is expected to start at point guard Monday against the Pacers, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Rivers is set to join the starting lineup for the second time in three games with John Wall (heel) once again unavailable. He posted nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists across 34 minutes in his previous start.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Ruled out Monday
Wall (heel) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pacers, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Wall is dealing with bone spurs in his left heel and failed to show enough improvement during Monday's shootaround to receive clearance to play. It's unclear who will start in place of Wall, though Tomas Satoransky and Austin Rivers are both candidates to see increased run in his absence. Wall's next chance to take the court will come Wednesday against the Celtics.... See More ... See Less
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