Player News - Wizards

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Thomas Bryant scored 22 points on Friday with seven rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 32 minutes.

He turned his ankle, but obviously he was fine upon his return. The Wizards picked up Bryant off waiver following the Lakers putting him on waivers, and coach Scott Brooks has talked about Bryant's upside. If Dwight Howard gets hurt, we could see some Bryant action.
Jul 13 - 8:09 PM

Thomas Bryant turned his right ankle and went to the locker room, but he did return.

He was going for a rebound and his right foot turned, but Bryant was able to dunk the ball on the next offensive possession because he was basically cherry picking due to the injury. Bryant did hobble off under his own power. He did turn his left ankle just before the Lakers cut him last month.
Jul 13 - 7:00 PM

The Wizards signed Dwight Howard on Wednesday.

It's a two-year deal reported to be worth $11 million, but the second season is a player option. Howard should step into the starting lineup right away and is coming off a nice year with 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks, so he'll be a mid-round option for fantasy owners punting free throws.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 12 - 9:59 AM

Devin Robinson scored 26 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes in a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.

He's on a two-way deal and he's going to have a chance to make an impact at some point in the upcoming season. Robinson had numerous highlight-reel plays in this Vegas event, and he put up stats along the way, too. He probably won't be in the rotation to start the year, but Robinson helped himself as much as anyone this month.
Jul 11 - 5:48 PM

Thomas Bryant scored 16 points in Monday's Summer League win over Philly, adding 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

The Lakers may end up regretting waiving Bryant. A former All-American, Bryant has a 7'6 wingspan, great rim protection and a developing 3-point shot, and coach Scott Brooks said he likes his upside. He'll likely be the third-string center behind Dwight Howard and Ian Mahinmi this season, but Bryant is an interesting stash in deeper dynasty leagues.
Jul 9 - 8:06 PM

Troy Brown Jr. had another impressive outing in Monday's Summer League win, scoring 23 points on 9-of-22 shooting.

He added eight rebounds, two assists and one triple in another all-around effort. We already knew he had some handles and passing ability, but his jumper has been a lot better than expected -- he's still struggling from beyond the arc, though. Still only 18 years old, Brown looks like a solid player for the Wizards to develop behind Otto Porter and Kelly Oubre.
Jul 9 - 7:58 PM

Otto Porter was able to get in his first post-surgery workout on Monday.

Porter went under the knife back in April to address a build-up of blood flow in his left leg contusion, but the fact that he's already working out suggests he'll be fine by the time training camp rolls along. Porter was a top-20 guy this past season and he shouldn't have much trouble replicating that success in 2018.
Jul 9 - 4:50 PM

Troy Brown Jr. put up a 21-point, 12-board double-double during Sunday's Summer League loss, adding two assists, three steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

While he missed all four of his attempts from 3-point range, he was still effective, going 8-of-17 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe and he also did a nice job on the defensive end of the floor. Brown Jr. has some nice potential, but it'll be tough for him to earn much time in the rotation next season competing for minutes with the likes of Otto Porter, Kelly Oubre and Jeff Green.
Jul 8 - 5:51 PM

Troy Brown scored 13 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

He was a little sloppy at times, but he made 6-of-14 from the field. Coach Scott Brooks said that the Wizards took a step back on defense last year, so that's likely why they took Brown. He only played a year at Oregon, so he'll need some seasoning with the developmental team.
Jul 6 - 11:10 PM

Thomas Bryant scored seven points with four rebounds, two turnovers and one steal in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

Coach Scott Brooks was on air for NBATV and said he likes Bryant's upside. The Wizards obviously feel he is healthy after he sprained his ankle last week while with the Lakers, so expect a lot of playing time for him this week. He also took a couple threes in this loss.
Jul 6 - 11:04 PM

Dwight Howard will sign a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

It's a player option on the second season for Dwight, who has now played for three teams in the Southeast Division in a little over a year. The Wizards desperately needed a big man, and perhaps they had their eye on Howard even before the Marcin Gortat deal.
Jul 6 - 5:35 PM

Dwight Howard has reportedly finalized a buyout with the Nets, and he will sign a one-year deal for the tax mid-level exception with the Wizards.

Howard can't officially put pen to paper on his new contract with the Wizards until the end of the league’s annual moratorium on transactions at 12:01 a.m. on July 6, but this is essentially a done deal. D-12 will start in Washington, and he'll be a double-double threat on a nightly basis. As always, if you can tolerate the horrendous free throw shooting, he'll be someone to consider taking towards the later rounds.
Jul 3 - 5:30 PM

The Wizards will reportedly be "at the front of the line" to offer a contract to Dwight Howard once his buyout with the Nets is completed.

After sending away Marcin Gortat, the Wizards are in the market for a big man, and while not quite as athletic as he used to be, Howard would fit the mold of the "athletic big" that John Wall has been campaigning for. D12 made it through 81 games last season, putting in averages of 16.6 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.6 swats per game on 55.5% shooting from the field and 57.4% from the stripe, and he should be able to flirt with similar numbers in Washington.
Jul 3 - 5:08 PM

Jeff Green has signed a one-year, minimum-level deal with the Wizards.

Green will help add some frontcourt depth to the Wizards in wake of Mike Scott's departure, but he's a non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Jul 3 - 3:18 PM

The Wizards have contacted free-agent forward Jeff Green, according to NBA reporter David Aldridge.

Aldridge notes that with Mike Scott signing with the Clippers, the Wiz are looking to replace his bench production. Green averaged 10.8 points per game, with a career-best True Shooting percentage of 58.7 percent, off the bench for Cleveland last season.
Jul 3 - 9:55 AM


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