News: Gooden provided 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt) with five rebounds in 17 minutes in the win against Milwaukee on Saturday.
Impact: Gooden has scored 25 points in his last two games and could earn minutes while Nene (knee) is out. He had a nice game against the team that amnestied him.
News: Ariza scored 28 points (9-12 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 5-9 FT) with seven rebounds in 38 minutes in the win over the Bucks on Saturday.
Impact: Ariza has been on a crazy good shooting streak. In his last five games, he has hit 61.4 percent of his field goals and 63.9 percent of his 3-pointers (4.6 per game). While that type of shooting won't last, fantasy owners should enjoy the run.
News: Webster (back) returned from a two-game absence with 15 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT) in 25 minutes in the win over Milwaukee on Saturday.
Impact: Webster should be a nice source of 3-pointers going forward off the Wizard bench. He won't contribute much beyond scoring and 3-pointers.
News: Webster (sore back) was a full participant in Saturday's shootaround and will be available for the game against the Bucks, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Webster has missed the past two games with an ailing back but was seeing significant run prior to the discomfort. However, his averages of 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 three-pointers in 28.9 minutes only offer value in deeper leagues.
News: Gooden has signed a second 10-day contract with the Wizards, Sports Illustrated reports.
Impact: Gooden saw his most run as a member of the Wizards in Wednesday's game, playing 19 minutes and scoring 12 points with three rebounds. That should be seen as the high end of his value, so don't look to use him unless you're in a very deep league.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seraphin (knee) will not play Saturday against the Bucks, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Seraphin hasn't played since Feb. 23 and will miss a sixth consecutive game Saturday. While the Frenchman has been sidelined, veteran Al Harrington has received over 12 minutes per game off Washington's bench. Consider Seraphin day-to-day moving forward.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Webster is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Bucks, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Webster has missed both of the Wizards' games this week due to back soreness. However, after practicing Friday, Webster is listed as probable to play Saturday. Should Webster return to game action, he would add another wing player off Washington's bench.
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Webster is out with a sore back
Impact: The Washington Wizards forward hasn't played since March 1.
News: Booker started in Wednesday's game against the Jazz, but played just 16 minutes and finished with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Impact: Booker has now enjoyed a few starts due to the plethora of injuries to the Washington frontcourt. Wednesday's starting nod fell short of expectations however, as the Wizards decided to go with a power forward by committee approach. His minutes and production will likely be hard to pinpoint once again Saturday when Washington faces Milwaukee.
Bradley Beal - #3 - Shooting Guard - 6'4" - 212lbs
Wed. Mar 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Beal scored 22 points Wednesday for Washington.
Impact: Beal has topped 20 in three of his last five contests.
Wed. Mar 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Ariza scored 26 points Wednesday for Washington.
Impact: Ariza is averaging 27.0 points in March.
News: Webster (back) will not play Wednesday against the Jazz.
Impact: Webster missed Monday's game, as well as Tuesday's practice, with a sore back and did not take part in Wednesday morning's shootaround. He's essentially day-to-day at this point and should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
News: Webster (back), who didn't take part in morning shootaround, may be a game-time call Wednesday against the Jazz, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Webster sat out Monday's loss to the Grizzlies due to a sore back, which limited him to shooting drills at practice Tuesday. His availability will seemingly come down to tipoff, but luckily for those in daily leagues, the Wizards jump at 7 PM ET, leaving owners with other viable wing options to explore. However, he hasn't exactly impressed in seven outings since the break, averaging 9.7 points (on 39.7 percent shooting), 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 threes, and 1.1 assists in 26.6 minutes.
Tue. Mar 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Webster (back) did not practice Tuesday, but was able to go through shooting drills, The Washington Post reports.
Impact: Webster missed Monday's game with a sore back and was limited Tuesday as well. Although he didn't participate in the contact portion of practice, the fact that Webster was able to get shots up is somewhat encouraging. His status for Wednesday's game looks up in the air at this point.
Tue. Mar 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seraphin (knee) will not play Wednesday versus the Jazz, CSN Washington reports.
Impact: Seraphin's sore knee will prevent him from playing for the fifth straight game Wednesday. As a result, Trevor Booker should continue to start at power forward, with Marcin Gortat occupying Washington's center position.
News: Gortat scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 41 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Although Gortat broke a streak of seven straight double-doubles Monday, he played well again and continues to be a reliable fantasy option. With Nene (MCL) out of action, look for Gortat to log even more minutes than he has been accustomed to this season.
News: Wall scored 23 points (8-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT) to go along with nine assists, six rebounds, one steal and one block in 38 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Wall has been excellent offensively of late, as he has scored at least 21 points in six of his last eight games. Not only has he been scoring in bunches, but he continues to facilitate the Wizards' offense, as he also averaged 10.1 assists over those same eight games.
News: Webster (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Webster has a sore back, and it's not clear if he'll miss more than just Monday's game. Consider him day-to-day.
News: Webster will be a game-time decision Monday with a sore back.
Impact: This is the first we've heard of a back injury for Webster, so until we hear more, it's hard to say how serious the situation is. It's likely just back spasms, which could linger for a couple days, but he was a fringe fantasy option, even in deeper leagues, so this shouldn't have much of an impact on lineups.
News: Seraphin (knee) will remain sidelined Monday versus the Grizzlies.
Impact: The absence will mark Seraphin's fourth in row, thereby ensuring a starting frontcourt of Marcin Gortat and Trevor Booker. Because the Wizards boast more reliable wing options, expect small-ball lineups to continue ruling the day in Washington.
News: Gortat had 13 points and 14 rebounds in Saturday's win over Philadelphia, marking his seventh straight double-double.
Impact: Gortat is averaging 18.0 points and 11.7 rebounds over his last seven games while shooting 60.2 percent from the field.
News: Wall scored 17 and matched a career high with 16 assists in Saturday's win at Philadelphia.
Impact: Wall is averaging 21.2 points and 10.8 assists during Washington's six-game winning streak.
News: Ariza scored a career-high 40 in Saturday's win at Philadelphia.
Impact: Ariza was 8 of 12 from beyond the arc. He's shooting 62.3 percent from 3-point range over his last eight contests and a career-best 42.2 percent on the season.
News: Wall had 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with 16 assists, which equaled his season high, in 29 minutes in the win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Impact: The 76ers don't offer much defensive resistance, and Wall took full advantage. On a limited basis, he's also been knocking down his 3-pointers (7-of-15 in his last four games). Even without Nene (knee), Wall has led the Wizards to a six-game winning streak.
News: Gooden played eight minutes in his Wizard debut in the win over Philadelphia on Saturday. He snagged six boards but didn't score (0-2 FG).
Impact: In his 11 years in the league, Gooden has played with 10 franchises. With Nene (knee) out, Gooden could earn a place in the Washington rotation.
News: Ariza blew up for a career-high 40 points (14-23 FG, 8-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT) in 36 minutes in the win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Impact: Ariza has been playing well, with 18.3 points nightly in his three games coming into Saturday, but nothing portended his 3-point prowess (other than the opponent). He averaged 15.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in February.
News: Seraphin (knee) is out for Saturday's game, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: This will be the third straight game he's missed with the injury, and the Wizards will once again spread the time around among their wing players, as Marcin Gortat is the only reliable, healthy big man on the roster.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Wall had 31 points and nine assists in Thursday's 134-129 triple-overtime win at Toronto.
Impact: Wall, who went 12 of 20 from the floor, is shooting 50.6 percent during the Wizards' season-high five-game winning streak.
Fri. Feb 28, 2014 | STATS
News: Gortat had a career-high 31 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out in Thursday's triple-overtime 134-129 win at Toronto.
Impact: Gortat has averaged 18.8 points and 11.3 boards while posting six straight double-doubles.
News: Seraphin will not play Thursday against the Raptors, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Seraphin did not participate in morning shootaround and has been ruled out for Thursday's game. With Nene Hilario also out, Trevor Booker is likely to start at power forward with Al Harrington also getting minutes.
Chris Singleton - #31 - Small Forward - 6'9" - 235lbs
News: Singleton recorded 13 points (3-7 FG, 7-8 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 25 minutes Thursday.
Impact: After not playing in over a month, Singleton finished one rebound shy of a double-double while recording a season-high 13 points. He certainly benefited from the extra minutes available in the Wizards' triple-overtime game against the Raptors, but should continue to see some court time while Nene is out.
Bradley Beal - #3 - Shooting Guard - 6'4" - 212lbs
News: Beal recorded 11 points (4-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 51 minutes Thursday.
Impact: Despite playing 51 minutes in Thursday's triple overtime win against the Raptors, Beal didn't score much as he struggled from the field throughout the game. He was one of three Wizards to record a double double in Thursday's game.
News: Wall finished with 31 points (12-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-8 FT0, three rebounds, nine assists, three steals, and one block in 49 minutes Thursday.
Impact: Wall played the equivalent of an entire regulation game in Thursday's triple overtime win against the Raptors, and finished one assist off of a double double.
News: Gortat finished with 31 points (12-23 FG, 7-11 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist, and four blocks in 51 minutes.
Impact: Gortat fouled out with less than a minute left in the third overtime, but left his mark on the game both offensively and defensively. His numbers undoubtedly benefitted from the extended minutes, but it was still one of Gortat's best games of the season.
News: Seraphin (knee) did not take part in shootaround and is a game time decision for Thursday's matchup against the Raptors, the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: Seraphin did not play Tuesday because of knee swelling, and it seems that the issue could possible keep him out again Thursday. With Nene Hilario being out for several weeks with an MCL sprain, Seraphin was expected to see an increase in minutes, but if he can't play Thursday, expect those minutes to go to Trevor Booker and Al Harrington.
Glen Rice - #14 - Guard-Forward - 6'6" - 215lbs
Wed. Feb 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rice has been re-assigned to the Iowa Energy of the D-League, the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: Rice appeared in 11 games for the Wizards, including one start. In that time, Rice averaged just 2.9 points in 10 minutes per game. It will be Rice's second stint in the D-League after spending time with the Energy to recover from a wrist injury.
Wed. Feb 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Seraphin remains out for Washington.
Impact: The Wizards forward has a sore right knee.
News: Harrington had seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two boards, two assists and one steal in 14 minutes Tuesday against the Magic.
Impact: He continues to be eased back into action, as conditioning is an issue for the previously injured veteran. He's not a great fantasy option unless he's playing close to 30 minutes.
News: Booker tweaked his ankle in the first half of Tuesday's game, but returned to finish with three points (1-5 FG, 1-2 FT), seven boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 30 minutes against the Magic.
Impact: It would seem that his ankle is okay, but he's still not a talented enough player, especially on offense, to be a strong fantasy play. Moderate rebounding totals for a starter at the position can be expected, but that's about it. Also, look for Kevin Seraphin (knee) and possibly newcomer Drew Gooden to start cutting into Booker's minutes sooner than later.
Tue. Feb 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Forward Drew Gooden was signed to a second 10-day contract by the Washington Wizards.
Impact: Gooden was originally signed by the Wizards on Feb. 26, has averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in three games.
News: Gooden will be in Washington on Wednesday night to sign a 10-day contract with the Wizards and he will join the team on their two-game road trip, with the possibility of him suiting up on Thursday in Toronto, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Gooden is an 11-year veteran and has had some bright spots from a fantasy standpoint at times in his career, but those days are likely long gone. He could offer the Wizards some depth, but he probably won't see enough run to contribute in any but really deep leagues.
News: Booker tweaked his left ankle in Tuesday's game, but is expected to return, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Booker got the start at the four Tuesday with Nene and Kevin Seraphin both out with injuries, and had five boards, one assist and one steal with zero points in 12 minutes before exiting.
News: Booker may see increased playing time due to the recent news that Nene will miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL.
Impact: Nene left Sunday's game in the third quarter, yet Booker finished the contest with a mere eight minutes, while Kevin Seraphin logged 25. Booker did average 16.6 minutes in the previous five games, all of which both Nene and Seraphin were healthy for. Look for Booker to see more than eight minutes Tuesday, though it's unclear how the playing time will be divided. Al Harrington -- who played eight minutes Sunday -- recently returned after missing 14 weeks and could also be a factor. Ultimately, Booker is likely to see a boost in value because of Nene's injury, but the situation is cloudy and still bears watching. None of the players involved have a ton of upside, and a mix-and-match approach may make sense, given that Booker, Harrington and Seraphin all bring different things to the table.
News: Seraphin may see increased playing time due to the recent news that Nene will miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL suffered in Sunday's game.
Impact: It's unclear how Nene's minutes will be split up, as Seraphin, Trevor Booker, and Al Harrington are all candidates to see added playing time. Seraphin benefited the most from Nene's second-half absence Sunday, finishing with 25 minutes, while Booker (eight minutes) and Harrington (seven minutes) were non-factors. However, Booker averaged 16.6 minutes over the previous five games with Nene healthy, and Harrington is the Wizards' only option as a stretch four. Seraphin will get a boost in value if he's the primary beneficiary here, but his career per-36 averages -- 13.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and one assist -- don't hint at a ton of potential. Owners desperate for blocks may want to take a look, as his per-36 mark of 1.6 blocks is a bit more promising.
News: Booker is expected to start at power forward Wednesday versus Orlando, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Booker stands to gain a starting birth as a result of teammates Nene and Kevin Seraphin both being ruled out with knee injuries of opposing severity. While Seraphin is merely experiencing soreness/swelling, Nene is expected to be shelved for the next four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL. Given the latter consideration, Booker was already in line to receive more playing time and Tuesday's game against the Magic marks the first occasion in which he'll enjoy that benefit.
News: Seraphin (knee) will not play Tuesday versus Orlando, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Seraphin was expected to see increased playing time up front for the Wizards in light of teammate Nene's recent knee injury, but it looks like knee swelling will prevent the Frenchman from doing so for the time being. As such, Trevor Booker figures to start at power forward for Washington against the Magic.
News: Gooden will be in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to sign a 10-day contract with the Wizards, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: With news that Nene (knee) could possibly miss the rest of the season, the Wizards are looking to add a little frontcourt depth. We would still expect Kevin Seraphin and Trevor Booker to be first in line to benefit from Nene's absence, so Gooden can go unclaimed in most leagues.
News: Nene is out 4-to-6 weeks due to a sprained left MCL, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: There were worries among teammates and staff alike that Nene suffered yet another season-ending injury Sunday. However, he merely sustained an MCL sprain, which is on the more severe side considering the length of his potential absence. He could be back in action for the final week of March, but missing most (if not all) of the fantasy playoffs isn't out of the picture.
News: Harrington experienced seven minutes of run during Sunday's win in Cleveland, posting five points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist. However, his conditioning was at issue, as he told the Washington Post, "I was fatigued. It's nothing you can do to simulate an NBA game...It was a step in the right direction for me, so I'll just keep working."
Impact: Despite receiving an initial diagnosis of a sprained knee, there is some worry from Wizards teammates that the injury suffered by Nene on Sunday could be season-ending. Thus enters Kevin Seraphin and, to a lesser extent, Harrington, who would be the logical candidates to pick up minutes in the frontcourt rotation. However, Harrington's relevance would be contained to the deepest of leagues, until he displays an ability to handle substantial work off the bench.
Sun. Feb 23, 2014 | STATS
News: Wizards forward Nene has a sprained MCL in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
Impact: Nene was injured in the third quarter of Sunday night's win at Cleveland. The Wizards said Monday that an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. The loss of Nene is a severe blow to Washington's hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Feb 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seraphin had six points on 3-of-8 shooting with six boards and a block in 25 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Cavs.
Impact: Nene left with a knee injury in the third quarter, allowing Seraphin to pick up a little extra run. Results of Nene's MRI will be available Monday, at which time we'll have a better idea of how long Seraphin's brief value boost will be.
Feb 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nene left Sunday's game with a left knee sprain and won't return, the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: Nene left the game in third quarter to go to the locker room after sustaining a non-contact injury. He will have an MRI performed on Monday that should reveal just how severe the injury is.
Sat. Feb 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Nene matched a career high with 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting in Saturday's victory over New Orleans.
Impact: It was a rare offensive explosion for Nene, who was coming off a 10-point, 3-for-9 shooting performance three days earlier.
Sat. Feb 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Gortat had 16 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's win over New Orleans for his third consecutive double-double.
Impact: Gortat is averaging 14.3 points on 69.4 percent shooting with 9.0 rebounds over his last seven games.
News: Nene tied his career high in scoring with 30 points (13-19 FG, 4-6 FT), to which he added seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocks in 33 minutes in the win over New Orleans on Saturday. He punctuated the performance with a game-winning dunk at the buzzer.
Impact: Nene has been playing fairly well and getting a nice portion of the Wizards' offense. He averaged 16.3 points in his previous four games and has been helping his fantasy teams with field goal percentage.
News: Harrington appeared in a game for Washington for the first time since Nov. 12 but played just one minute in the win over the Pelicans on Saturday.
Impact: Harrington may have been on the court to welcome old friend Andre Miller, who made his Wizard debut. However, Harrington may get more minutes going forward as a stretch four off the bench.
News: Miller played 16 minutes in his Wizard debut Saturday in the win over New Orleans. He had five points (1-3 FG, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and three assists.
Impact: Miller had not played since 2013 but should be able to carve out a role as a veteran/change-of-pace point guard behind John Wall. The 37-year-old may teach Wall a trick or two as well.
News: Miller will get his first playing time with the Wizards on Saturday against the Pelicans, NBA.com reports.
Impact: Miller may be rusty because he hasn't played in the calendar year but won't be expected to play too many minutes behind John Wall. Expect Miller's role to increase as the calendar turns to March.
Thu. Feb 20, 2014 | STATS
News: The Washington Wizards have acquired disgruntled point guard Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets in a three-way trade that also involves the Philadelphia 76ers.
Impact: Miller hasn't played since his shouting match with coach Brian Shaw in the waning minutes of a loss to the 76ers on New Year's Day. He'll back up John Wall in Washington.
Wed. Feb 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Wall scored 21 points and added 12 assists as Washington recovered after almost blowing a 20-point lead to beat the reeling Hawks 114-97 on Wednesday night.
Impact: Wall has 62 points and 33 assists over his last three games.
Tue. Feb 18, 2014 | STATS
News: After an eventful All-Star weekend, Wall had 22 points in Tuesday's 103-93 loss to Toronto.
Impact: Wall is averaging 21.9 points at home, significantly higher than his road mark of 17.7.