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Wizards' John Wall: Posts double-double in OT loss
Wall registered 34 points (14-26 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-8 FT), six rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, and one block in 41 minutes Wednesday as the Wizards came up short against the Celtics.
Wall took a spill in the fourth quarter that likely would have had any regular joe in the hospital, but he returned and went head-to-head with Kyrie Irving in the Celtics, nearly willing the Wizards to a win. So far in the 2018-19 season Wall has shown a commitment to taking more shots at the rim and from deep, while sacrificing some of the mid-range shots. His efficiency from deep leaves plenty to be desired, Wall can attack the rim like few other guards in the NBA and has proven to be one of the better distributors this league has to offer. The veteran point guard is a known commodity in fantasy hoops at this point.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Jeff Green: Starting Wednesday
Green will start Wednesday's game against the Celtics.
Green will get the start Wednesday in place of Otto Porter (knee), and figures to see a bump in minutes as long as Porter remains out. Across 25 games this year, Green is averaging 10.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 23.9 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Ruled out Wednesday
Porter (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.
Porter, who sustained a right knee bruise in Monday's game against the Pacers, won't play Wednesday. It doesn't look like Porter will be out too long, with his next opportunity to play coming Friday against the Nets, but until he's back, Kelly Oubre and Jeff Green could see increased run.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Game-time call vs. Celtics
Porter (knee) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Porter suffered a bruised right knee in Monday's outing against the Pacers and was initially listed as questionable for Wednesday's contest. Look for Porter to test out the ankle one last time in pregame warmups before a decision on his status against Boston is made.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Will play, start Wednesday
Wall (heel) will play and start Wednesday against the Celtics, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.
Wall has missed two of the past three games due to a heel injury, but is feeling good enough ahead of Wednesday's contest to take the floor. While Wall may be healthy enough to play, he makes for a risky DFS option considering he's likely still dealing with soreness. Austin Rivers will presumably head to the bench with Wall entering the starting five.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Downgraded to questionable
Wall (heel) has been downgraded to questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Celtics, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Wall was previously listed a probable, so it appears he's not feeling as well as he hoped leading up to tipoff. If he ends up missing the game, Tomas Satoransky and Austin Rivers would function as low-cost DFS options. Satoransky has averaged 31.2 fantasy points in Wall's two absences, while Austin Rivers has averaged 27.3 fantasy points under that condition.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Officially questionable Wednesday
Porter (knee) is officially questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Celtics.
After suffering a bruised right knee during Monday's game, Porter was considered day-to-day, and he could end up being a game-time call against Boston. More information may arrive following morning shootaround. If he's unable to play, Kelly Oubre, Jeff Green and Tomas Satoransky figure to see extra run.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Expected to play Wednesday
Wall (heel) is probable for Wednesday's matchup against the Celtics.
The Wizards didn't practice Tuesday, although it's evident Wall feels good enough to the extent that Washington believes he'll play. Confirmation on his availability should surface closer to tip.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Otto Porter: Labeled day-to-day
Porter is day-to-day with a right knee contusion, Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Porter suffered the injury during the first half of Monday's game against the Pacers and did not return. His status for Wednesday's game against the Celtics remains murky at this point, but things should clear up once he tests his knee out during warmups. If Porter can't play, Kelly Oubre and Jeff Green would likely benefit the most.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' John Wall: Day-to-day with heel injury
Wall (heel) is being considered day-to-day, Ben Standig of NBC Sports Washington reports.
The Wizards had a film day Tuesday instead of traditional practice, so it's unclear exactly how healthy Wall is feeling at this time while he nurses bone spurs in his left heel. He did not play Monday and should, for now, be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Expect an update on Wall following Washington's shootaround Wednesday morning.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Sam Dekker: Plays 10 minutes in Wizards debut
Dekker made his Wizards debut Monday night against the Pacers and finished with two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3PT) in 10 minutes.
Acquired from the Cavs last week as part of a three-team deal, Dekker joined the Wizards on Monday and made his return to action after missing several weeks with an ankle injury. The Wisconsin product figures to be a regular part of the rotation for the shallow Wizards, but, barring an injury to Jeff Green, Kelly Oubre and/or Markieff Morris, he's unlikely to play enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant in standard formats.... See More ... See Less
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