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John Wall | Guard | #2

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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John Wall scored 25 points with four rebounds, six assists, four steals, one block and four turnovers in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.
The migraines that caused him to miss shootaround didn't affect him in this one. Additionally, this was the first game Wall really exploded off the the dribble, which is a delightful sight after he mentioned he wasn't in game shape during the preseason. He'll be one of the best stat-stuffing players in the NBA, but he'll have some efficiency issues with all those possessions. Oct 20 - 10:04 PM

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John Wall and Bradley Beal have encouraged Austin Rivers to bring the ball up the court offensively.

"This year, I’m going to make it a lot easier for John and Brad," said Rivers. "Scoring, making plays, they’re not going to have to do it all. [They are] going to have a third guy who can score and make plays." Rivers will be coming off the bench as a sixth-man but the Wizards are committed to playing three-guard lineups -- one small-ball unit will feature Markieff Morris and Otto Porter in the frontcourt. Rivers' game hasn't translated well for fantasy, though, so he's not a desirable target on draft day.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 4 - 4:42 PM

John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Ian Mahinmi will be in the starting lineup for Monday's preseason opener vs. New York.

Dwight Howard is out dealing with a back issue, so Mahinmi will get the start, and that trend should continue until D12 is able to get back to the court. Scott Brooks said none of his starters will play much more than 20 minutes tonight, and he doesn't anticipate playing Wall or Beal beyond the first quarter.
Oct 1 - 6:44 PM

John Wall recently described the Wizards' personnel moves this offseason, including the trade for Dwight Howard, as "pretty interesting."

Faint praise indeed. "Even though [Howard] is older, he's still an athletic big averaging 16 [points] and 12 [rebounds]," Wall said. He also described Howard as a lob threat, adding that if teams cheat off Dwight defensively during pick-and-roll action or drives to the rim, "Not only do you get more layups, probably, you get more wide open threes." With only Ian Mahinmi and Thomas Bryant behind Howard at center on an expensive team hungry for playoff success, and Wall feeding him easy buckets around the rim, Dwight couldn't have asked for a softer landing spot for fantasy.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 11:06 PM

John Wall deflected a question in early July about Washington potentially playing three-guard lineups late in games next season.

Interviewer Chris Miller floated the idea of Wall closing games alongside Beal and Austin Rivers, and Wall responded that it was "fun and interesting." He also described the Wizards' overall moves this summer as being "pretty interesting," though, so it's not a glowing review. He described Rivers as a "competitive ... high-volume shooter" and quickly pivoted to Rivers' abilities as a go-to scorer with the second unit. It doesn't sound like a roundly endorsed concept but we'll see if coach Scott Brooks experiments with it during the preseason.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Tomas Satoransky made a fill-in start on Wednesday and had 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes of action.

John Wall was resting tonight, so as usual Satoransky got the fill-in start. He has completely overshadowed Tim Frazier (scoreless in 11 minutes) and could have low-end value even with Wall healthy next season -- if nothing else, he'll be a terrific handcuff in deeper leagues.
Apr 11 - 11:31 PM

Tomas Satoransky had nine points, six assists, five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block in 32 minutes on Sunday.

John Wall (rest) wasn't playing in the second of back-to-back games, which enabled Satoransky to earn another start at PG. It's unclear how much rest Wall might get down the stretch, but the Wizards do have two more back-to-back sets coming on Apr. 5-6 and Apr. 10-11. Either way, Satoransky should get enough run with the second unit to be worth holding.
Apr 1 - 6:02 PM

John Wall (knee) will replace Tomas Satoransky in the starting lineup Saturday vs. the Hornets.

It was a nice run for Satoransky. He ended up starting 27 consecutive games while Wall recovered from knee surgery and averaged 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.1 steals over those 27 starts. He'll get one more start on Sunday, as the Wiz don't want Wall playing on the back end of a back-to-back.
Mar 31 - 2:29 PM

The Wizards lost at home to the Knicks on Sunday, despite Tomas Satoransky contributing nine points, 10 assists, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

Satoransky is a steady source of assists and steals, yet this is just the third time all season he's dropped double-digit dimes -- and the second time all season he's had at least three steals. John Wall (knee surgery) recently practiced without limitations and could conceivably return as soon as Tuesday's home game vs. San Antonio, but Satoransky did say after tonight's game that the Wizards "still have two more games without [Wall]." That's not the same as an injury update, but it still gives Satoransky's owners hope for more games with unfettered playing time.
Mar 25 - 9:31 PM

Ramon Sessions scored 11 points in just 16 minutes of action on Sunday, going 7-of-7 at the free-throw line with three assists, two rebounds and one steal.

Maybe the 31-year-old veteran had revenge on his mind vs. his former Knicks team? Regardless, he has stepped up in the absence of John Wall (knee), usurping Tim Frazier's minutes as a reliable second-unit guard for the month of March. It sounds like Wall will return soon, and of course neither Sessions nor Frazier should be owned regardless of your league's depth.
Mar 25 - 9:26 PM

Tomas Satoransky was scoreless on 0-of-8 shooting vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, finishing with six assists, six rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes.

It's still unclear when John Wall (knee surgery) might return, although he's hoping to resume 5-on-5 workouts by the end of the week. The Wizards will take every precaution with him, including likely DNPs during their remaining back-to-back sets, which helps bolster Satoransky's rest-of-season outlook. This was his first scoreless game since mid-January, and for now owners can keep plugging him into lineups.
Mar 22 - 12:21 AM

Tomas Satoransky posted 10 points, six assists, two rebounds and two steals in a double-OT win vs. Boston on Wednesday.

Satoransky navigated foul trouble to carve out a decent line for fantasy owners, but the bigger issue is the pending return of John Wall (knee). Wall went through an "extensive workout" on Tuesday and can be viewed as day-to-day at this point, although sitting out on Saturday would give him four days' extra rest before Wednesday's road game in San Antonio. Either way, the clock is ticking for Satoransky.
Mar 14 - 11:39 PM

Bradley Beal scored a game-high 34 points to help snap the Wizards' two-game losing streak on Wednesday, making 14-of-27 shots with nine assists, seven rebounds, two assists and one block.

The Wizards were down 21-6 against a skeleton crew for the Celtics, but they woke up behind a stellar effort from Beal. It was almost like he realized Boston was playing without five key rotation players and couldn't stop him one-on-one. He wound up playing 47 minutes in the double-overtime road win, and was understandably exhausted -- when asked how he felt afterward, he referenced his injured All-Star teammate -- "First off, John [Wall] better hurry up." Fantasy owners may not share that sentiment.
Mar 14 - 11:25 PM

Tim Frazier returned to action on Thursday with two points, four rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes off the bench.

Frazier wore a face mask after missing some time before the break with a nasal fracture. The mask didn't seem to impact his play, but even without John Wall (knee), Frazier's fantasy value is very limited due to Tomas Satoransky thriving in the starting role. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 22 - 11:15 PM

Tomas Satoransky was terrific during Thursday's win in Cleveland, scoring 17 points on 6-of-7 field goals and 4-of-4 free throws in 31 minutes.

The 26-year-old guard added eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer without a single turnover. John Wall (knee surgery) recently got off crutches but he's unlikely to return before mid- to late-March, giving Satoransky at least a few weeks of unfettered minutes as the Wizards' starting PG. He's quietly emerged as one of the best waiver-wire additions this season, with past-month averages of 10.5 points (55.7% FGs, 100.0% FTs), 1.4 triples, 2.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks.
Feb 22 - 11:09 PM

Tomas Satoransky (concussion) had multiple career-highs on Wednesday with 11 assists and three blocks, adding nine points, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Satoransky survived a scary fall on Saturday, which is great news for a Wizards team still seeking PG help while John Wall (knee) recuperates. Even if they do bring back a veteran to fill out the rotation, it shouldn't impact Satoransky, who has a stranglehold on the starting job until Wall returns.
Feb 14 - 11:03 PM

Tomas Satoransky finished Thursday's tough overtime loss vs. Boston with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 34 minutes.

There were some winners and losers at the trade deadline, but nothing dramatic enough to make you regret clinging to someone like Satoransky. His role is iron-clad with John Wall rehabbing from left knee surgery performed on Jan. 31 -- since that time, Satoransky has put up mid-round value with an emphasis on assists (5.0 per game), steals (2.0) and FT shooting (a perfect 11-of-11). He's a solid fantasy play with Wall out approximately 5-7 more weeks.
Feb 8 - 11:23 PM

Tomas Satoransky exploded for a career-high 19 points on Saturday to go along with three rebounds, six assists, two steals, and three triples on 7-of-9 shooting.

He did his damage in just 25 minutes. Including Saturday's performance, Satoransky has now averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 3-pointers on 51.9% shooting since taking over for John Wall (knee surgery) in the starting lineup. Those are usable numbers, so those in need of point guard help should give Satoransky a long look.
Feb 3 - 9:51 PM

Bradley Beal went off for 18 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and one block in just 31 minutes in Saturday's 115-98 win over Orlando.

Life without John Wall is looking just fine for Mr. Beal, thank you very much, as he's now averaged 7.0 assists per game since his running mate was forced to the sidelines. The Florida product also shot 8-of-15 from the field, and the only real knock on his night was that he didn't sink a single triple. Beal is locked and loaded as the clear No. 1 in Washington for the foreseeable future, so keep riding him up the standings and into the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 3 - 9:44 PM

Marcin Gortat notched a double-double against his former Magic team on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks on 5-of-7 shooting.

Gortat more or less is what he is at this stage of his career, but at least he's seen 25 minutes or more in three straight games. Even with John Wall (knee surgery) out, there just isn't any upside here, so Gortat is much more appealing as the third center on fantasy rosters than anything more.
Feb 3 - 9:39 PM

Markieff Morris stayed hot in Saturday's win over Orlando, finishing with 16 points, three boards, three assists, and three steals on 7-of-10 shooting.

Morris might not be feeling his best physically, but you wouldn't know it from how he's played over the last five games. During that stretch, the former 13th overall selection has averaged 18.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.6 3-pointers, and 1.6 turnovers on a blistering 34-of-58 (58.6%) from the field, including 16-of-17 from the charity stripe. Morris, who is eligible at three positions—including center on Yahoo— looks like a sneaky productive play while Kelly Oubre (six points, 2-of-10 shooting) continues to struggle and John Wall (knee surgery) is out.
Feb 3 - 9:36 PM

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