News: Nene wants to take his time with his barrage of injuries (leg/foot/Achilles), the Washington Post reports. "I need to step back and I need to walk away a little bit," Nene said. "I been suffering with this thing, the last few weeks... suffering, playing in pain, that's no fun."
Impact: It certainly seems unlikely he'll take the court Monday against the Nuggets, and it sounds like he wants to be shut down for a stretch of games. For a traditionally injured big man like Nene, this is not surprising, but it is disappointing considering how well he had been playing.
News: Harrington (knee) has increased the intensity of his individual workouts over the last few days, but felt irritation again in his knee on Saturday, the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: He will get the knee checked on Sunday, but for now he should remain out of fantasy lineups.
News: Webster (ankle) felt better Saturday but was still held out of practice, the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: The report states that there will be a better idea of Webster's status on Sunday, but for now he should be held out of fantasy lineups.
Kevin Seraphin - #13 - Forward-Center - 6'9" - 280lbs
News: Seraphin missed Friday's game due to soreness in his right knee, WashingtonWizards.com reports.
Impact: Seraphin should be considered a game time decision for Monday's contest against the Nuggets. His injury is most likely the result of the daily grind, and shouldn't be too alarming for his fantasy owners.
News: Harrington (knee) continues to be held out and has missed the Wizards' last 12 games.
Impact: Harrington's injury woes have followed him throughout his career and this season is no different. His return to the court should be relatively soon, but he most likely won't see more than the 18.6 minutes per game that he's averaged this year.
Sat. Dec 7, 2013 | STATS
News: Ariza had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's overtime loss to Milwaukee.
Impact: Ariza has been sensational over the last three games, posting a combined 70 points on 67.7 percent from the field.
Sat. Dec 7, 2013 | STATS
News: Wall had 30 points and eight assists in Friday's 109-105 overtime loss to Milwaukee.
Impact: Wall continues to come up big for fantasy owners. He remains one of the best fantasy point guards in the NBA.
News: Ariza hit five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds in the overtime loss to Bucks on Friday.
Impact: The Wizards lost Martell Webster (ankle) and Nene (knee) during the game, so Ariza had to pull double- and triple-duty. Ariza has hit 14 3-pointers in his last three games and scored at least 22 points in all three.
News: Wall scored 30 points (9-23 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 12-13 FT) with eight assists, two steals, and three blocks in the overtime loss to Milwaukee on Friday.
Impact: Wall did not shoot particularly well and has only hit 39.1 percent of his shots in his last five games. He is taking more 3-pointers, but is just 4-of-17 in his last four games from long range.
News: Porter (hip) made his Wizard debut in the overtime loss to Milwaukee on Friday. He played 14 minutes, but did not score (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist.
Impact: Porter was a solid do-everything player for Georgetown as a collegian. Starter Martell Webster got hurt in the game, so Porter could be thrust into more minutes if he shows that he can handle them.
News: Nene left Friday's match against the Bucks with right foot teninitis, Wizards.com reports. He will not return.
Impact: The severity of the injury is not known, but Nene has had a long history of foot ailments. Expect Trevor Booker to step up with more minutes if Nene is forced to miss time.
News: Webster sprained his ankle Friday against the Bucks and is doubtful to return, Wizards.com reports.
Impact: The severity of the injury is not known so far. However, if he misses time, it may open up time for rookie Otto Porter in the rotation.
News: Porter (hip) will be available to play in Friday's game against the Bucks.
Impact: Porter will be available to make his NBA debut in Friday's game against the Bucks. He went through practice Thursday without any setbacks, so the third overall draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft will make his first appearance for the Wizards.
Thu. Dec 5, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Porter (hip) will be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup against the Bucks according to head coach Randy Wittman, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Porter will likely be eased into a steady role with the Wizards, with the ultimate goal of assuming a starting small forward role in the future. If he is able to go Friday, it would mark his NBA debut, as he has been battling a hip strain all season long. The Wizards surely have high hopes for their third overall draft pick.
Tue. Dec 3, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Porter (hip) could make his NBA debut for the Wizards on Friday, Comcast Sportsnet Washington reports.
Impact: Porter has been sidelined with a hip injury since the beginning of the season. The first-round pick practiced for the first time this season on Monday and is looking to make his first career start in the near future.
Tue. Dec 3, 2013 | STATS
News: Wall had 16 points and 13 assists in Monday's 98-80 rout of Orlando.
Impact: Wall's double-double was his seventh of the season, tied with Marcin Gortat for most on the team. He is averaging 19.0 points and ranks second in the league with 9.2 assists per game.
Tue. Dec 3, 2013 | STATS
News: Ariza was nearly perfect in Monday's 98-80 rout of Orlando, posting 24 points on 8-of-9 shooting.
Impact: Ariza went 4 for 4 from the foul line and made all four of his 3-point attempts. Ariza is averaging 17.8 points on 55.2 percent shooting over a five-game stretch, during which he has gone 14 of 29 from beyond the arc.
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Wall recorded a double-double Monday against the Magic, as he scored 16 points (5-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with 13 assists, four rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes.
Impact: Wall is having an excellent season for owners, averaging 19.0 points, 9.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.2 three-pointers, all of which are career-highs. The Wizards have many more offensive weapons this season, which should lead to more assists and scoring opportunities, as defenses don't have to only worry about him.
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Ariza had a big game Monday against the Magic, as he scored 24 points (8-9 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Impact: Ariza has scored 24 points in each of his last two games and has been a crucial part of the Wizards' offense so far this season. He is shooting very well from behind the arc, averaging 2.6 three-pointers, while providing solid defensive stats with 2.0 steals per game.
News: Vesely returned to his customary bench role Saturday with Nene (Achilles) returning to the starting lineup for the Wizards. He put up four points, one rebound and a steal in 15 minutes.
Impact: Vesely only played 20 minutes as the starter in Friday's game, so it's worth noting that even in the starting lineup right now, the Wizards are reluctant to trust Vesely on the court for big minutes.
News: Nene (Achilles) returned to the Wizards lineup Saturday after sitting out Friday's game. He played 36 minutes and put up 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Impact: Nene was spelled by Jan Vesely on Friday, and Vesely returned to a bench role Saturday. There's been no word whether Nene will get rested in the future as he did Friday, but it's very possible that the team will continue to find more nights to rest Nene to try and keep him healthy throughout the season.
News: Nene (Achilles) will start at power forward Saturday against the Hawks.
Impact: Nene missed Friday's contest but is back the next day. It will be worth keeping an eye on his performance, as the big man has struggled with foot injuries throughout his career. Nene has four 20-point performances in his last seven appearances, though he failed to top 10 points in any of the other three games.
News: Nene (Achilles) will be a game-time decision Saturday against the Hawks, the Wizards' official site reports.
Impact: He sat out Friday with the ailment and if he is out again Saturday we would expect Jan Vesely to get another start in his place.
Fri. Nov 29, 2013 | STATS
News: Nene returned Saturday with 13 points and 12 boards.
Impact: Nene sat out Friday due to a sore right Achilles tendon.
News: Ariza posted 14 points, four rebounds, one steal, and two blocks in 34 minutes of action Friday against the Pacers.
Impact: Ariza is on his third game back from a hamstring injury, and it appears he is fine. He is averaging 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 steals in his three games back, and he should continue to produce well in standard leagues.
News: Gortat put up a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds Friday against the Pacers. He added one assist, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes of action.
Impact: Gortat has been impressive over his last four games, averaging 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks during that span. He should continue to play well for the Wizards moving forward.
News: Wall struggled in Friday's loss to the Pacers, scoring just eight points on 4-for-14 shooting. He added nine assists in 35 minutes of action.
Impact: Wall had been playing excellently heading into Friday's game, but the Pacers have always found ways to shut down players with their suffocating defense. Expect Wall to bounce back sooner than later.
News: Vesley will start Friday against the Pacers for the injured Nene (Achilles).
Impact: Vesley shouldn't produce much fantasy value unless he gets significant minutes and should be ignored in most leagues.
News: Nene has a sore Achilles and will not play Friday.
Impact: This isn't good news for owners, as Nene has been playing well but has struggled with foot injuries all his career. The severity isn't known for now, but expect Jan Vesley to start in his place.
News: Harrington (knee) plans to return sometime next week for the Wizards, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Harrington has sat out the last eight games for the Wizards with soreness in his knee and will likely miss Friday and Saturday's games. Next Friday seems like the most likely return date for Harrington.
Thu. Nov 28, 2013 | STATS
News: Gortat posted his best game as a Wizard, netting a season-high 25 points on an amazing 11-of-12 shooting line in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Impact: Gortat's average plus-4.0 rating per game is second on Washington only to John Wall's plus-4.1.
Wed. Nov 27, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Gortat poured in a season-high 25 points (11-12 FG, 3-5 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in 41 minutes as Washington defeated Milwaukee in overtime Wednesday night.
Impact: He's be a solid addition for Washington and while you shouldn't expect too many 20-plus point performances, he's a constant threat for a double-double with his rebounding abilities. He's right on the edge of being a top 10 fantasy center.
Wed. Nov 27, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Wall, fresh off conference player of the week honors, scored 19 points (7-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), had six assists and five steals in 39 minutes against Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Impact: With Wall playing arguably the best ball of his young career, Washington has won three in a row and five of six. He didn't play particularly well, but if this is his bad night, Washington and fantasy owners will gladly take it.
News: Webster continued to shoot well from long distance in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, with 20 points on 4-of-8 3-point shooting.
Impact: Webster is averaging 16.4 points over his last seven games while shooting 40.7 percent from 3-point range.
News: Nene scored a career-best 30 points in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Impact: Nene is averaging 19.3 points over his last six games while hitting 53.3 percent of his shots.
News: Wall had his third straight 30-plus point performance for the first time in his career with 31 in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Impact: Wall is averaging 33.0 points over his last three games while shooting 61.4 percent from the field. He's beginning to make a strong claim to be one of the league's top point guards.
News: Singleton played just one minute in his first appearance of the season Tuesday against the Lakers.
Impact: Singleton was active for the first time after missing roughly two months with a broken foot, but his debut was unsurprisingly quiet. For all his defensive potential, there is not much to get excited about here in most leagues.
News: Ariza returned to action Tuesday against the Lakers after missing five games with a right hamstring strain, finishing with 13 points (6-of-14 FG, 1-of-7 3pt), seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Impact: Ariza, who was averaging 35.1 minutes per game before the injury, logged 32 against his former team Tuesday night. That the Wizards were willing to give him that much burn after a five-game layoff is a good sign; he should continue to see close to 35 minutes per game, especially while Bradley Beal is out with a leg injury.
News: Singleton is active Tuesday for the first time this season, NBA.com reports.
Impact: He missed the first 13 games with a stress fracture in his left foot and could see some action against the Lakers, but he isn't likely to be much of a fantasy asset all season judging by past performances and the fact that the Wizards declined to pick up his fourth-year option earlier this month.
News: Singleton (foot) may make his season debut Tuesday against the Lakers, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Singleton has been recovering the last two months from mid-September surgery to repair a broken foot, and after practicing Monday, he could very well be healthy enough for a return to the court. Expect confirmation of his status prior to Tuesday's opening tip.
News: Webster will slide over and start at shooting guard for Bradley Beal (fibula) on Tuesday against the Lakers, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Following word that Beal is out at least two weeks due to a stress injury in his right fibula, Webster and Trevor Ariza are poised to act as the starting wings, as Ariza returns from an injured hamstring. In five starts at small forward for Ariza, Webster posted 14.8 points (on 43.6 percent shooting), 5.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, three three-pointers, and 0.8 steals in 40.6 minutes. At least two more weeks of substantial run is expected for Webster, while Beal heals.
News: Ariza (hamstring) will start at small forward Tuesday versus the Lakers, the Lakers' official site reports.
Impact: Ariza is back in the fold following five games missed due to a right hamstring strain and entering the starting five due to Bradley Beal's (fibula) stress injury. Martell Webster will slide over to shooting guard, removing one hurdle to substantial work at the three for Ariza. Thus, owners can expect close to the 35.1 minutes per game that Ariza logged prior to his own injury.
News: Beal has another stress injury in his right leg and will be sidelined for at least two weeks.
Impact: The team announced Tuesday that Beal felt sore and had an MRI, which diagnosed the problem in his proximal right fibula. In the spring, a stress injury to his distal right fibula caused the 6-foot-5, 203-pound Beal to miss the final eight games of his rookie season. Beal leads the NBA in minutes per game, averaging 40.2. He is also averaging 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists.
News: Beal will miss at least two weeks with a stress injury in his right leg.
Impact: Beal is dealing with a stress injury in his proximal right fibula. Initial fears were a long-term absence for the shooting guard, but he will be out for two weeks and then will be evaluated by the team. Martell Webster, Trevor Ariza (hamstring), and Eric Maynor are candidates to see an increase in playing time in the guard rotation, while Beal is out of action.
News: Beal has aggravated the stress injury in his right fibula that forced him to miss the last couple weeks of the 2012-13 season, and the team is worried that he'll miss extended time, according to Grantland's Bill Simmons.
Impact: This is pretty devastating news for the Wizards and Beal's owners, as the young shooting guard was in the midst of a breakout season, averaging 20.6 points and 2.8 three-pointers. Consider him out indefinitely until the team provides more details.
News: Singleton (foot) practiced on Monday.
Impact: There's still no set timetable for Singleton's return, but it's a good sign that he's practicing. He should only have value in deeper leagues.
News: Porter (hip) practiced on Monday.
Impact: This has been the first sighting of Porter at practice since he suffered a hamstring injury in the Las Vegas Summer League. He will continue to work his way back to full health and could potentially return sometime within the next week or two.
News: Ariza is expected to start Tuesday's contest against the Lakers.
Impact: Ariza has missed the past five games due to a strained right hamstring. He is expected to start, but he could see his minutes limited slightly since it's his first game back.
Nov 24, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Vesely (back) scored two points (1-2 FG) and added five rebounds in 23 minutes of action Saturday.
Impact: There was concern that Vesely would not be able to play because he left Friday's game with a back injury. He contributed his usual amount of minutes and will most likely continue to do so moving forward.
Sun. Nov 24, 2013 | STATS
News: Wall netted 31 in Saturday's win over New York.
Impact: He's averaging 34.0 points in his last two games and has back-to-back 30-plus games for the first time in his career.
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Gortat tallied 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-4 FT) and 17 rebounds in the win over the Knicks on Saturday. He added two assists and two blocks in 37 minutes.
Impact: Gortat had not put up a double-double in his three previous games, but has been productive throughout his young Wizard career. He is putting up consistently decent numbers for Washington.
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Wall had a team-high 31 points (10-18 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 10-11 FT) with four boards and seven assists in the win over New York on Saturday. He had seven turnovers in 40 minutes.
Impact: Wall's shooting slump is apparently over as he has hit 25-of-39 (64.1 percent) in his last two games, both of which were 30-point efforts. The point guard is neither as good as he has looked in the last two games or as bad as he shot in the first 11 games of the season. He is simply returning to career norms (42.1 percent from the field).
Otto Porter Jr. - #22 - Small Forward - 6'8" - 200lbs
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | STATS
News: Porter was scoreless, going 0 for 3 from the field with two rebounds and an assist in 14 minutes of action in his NBA debut Friday against Milwaukee.
Impact: Porter had been out since the start of training camp with a right hip flexor injury.
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | STATS
News: Wall blew up for a season-high 37 points on 15-of-21 shooting in a 96-88 loss at Toronto on Friday.
Impact: Wall, averaging 17.6 points on the season, had scored 12.7 per game on 30.7 percent shooting over his previous six.
Wed. Nov 20, 2013 | STATS
News: Beal's 25 points matched Kevin Love for a game high in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.
Impact: He's scored 25 or more in four of six. He's averaging 24.0 points in that span and is shooting 51.6 percent from 3-point range.
Wed. Nov 20, 2013 | STATS
News: Wall scored 14 points and matched a career-high 16 assists in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.
Impact: He's shooting just 35.7 percent this year and didn't do that number any favors with a 5-for-17 night against the Timberwolves. He does, however, have 28 assists in his last two games with just two turnovers.