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  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura had another good game on Monday, this time with 19 points (6-of-14 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), seven boards, a steal and a block in 29 minutes.

    Hachimura could be looking at solid minutes as a rookie because of his age and the current state of his team. It seemed like few scouts agreed on where he should be picked, but if his skills translate, he could be one of the better fantasy rookies this coming season.

  • Troy Brown Jr.
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown Jr. had another quality game, providing 16 points (6-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes in Summer League on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Brown has been looking the way you'd hope a 15th pick would play after a year of learning the NBA game. With the thin depth chart in Washington, he could be looking at big minutes and a decent role that makes him worth watching closely in standard fantasy leagues.

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant has officially re-signed with the Wizards.

    His deal is believed to be for three years and $25 million. Bryant became a solid, undervalued fantasy contributor last season and figures to have a similar outlook going forward as the Wizards embark on a rebuild. The only potential obstacle is Scott Brooks' allocation of minutes, but the roster isn't exactly brimming with alternatives.

    Source: Washington Wizards

  • Troy Brown Jr.
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown Jr. scored 18 points in Saturday's 84-79 win over the Pelicans, adding 15 rebounds, two assists, one block and four turnovers.

    This was a great game for Brown Jr. as he not only led the Wizards in points but also in rebounds. The 15 boards were a nice surprise as he took advantage of relatively poor shooting night by the Pelicans. He remains a hot/cold player but is forecasted to have a moderate role in an already thin Wizards backcourt.

  • Jonathon Simmons
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Candace Buckner of the Washington Post is reporting that the Wizards have released Jonathon Simmons.

    Simmons was acquired along with the 42nd pick in the draft for cash considerations. It's clear that the draft pick is really what Washington wanted, and there's no sense in keeping a veteran bench wing on a rebuilding roster.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura scored 14 points in Saturday's win against the Pelicans, adding five rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Hachimura, the 9th pick in the draft, got the start at PF and ended up playing 33 minutes. He didn't shoot well from the field going 6-of-16 and missing his only 3-point attempt but made use of his 7'2" wingspan and blocked two shots. Chalk the poor shooting as first game jitters, Hachimura was a fine shooter for Gonzaga and will have two days to shake it off before a second go-around.

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    As part of the Anthony Davis three-team deal, Moritz Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga are now officially Wizards.

    The three players were sent to the Wizards in exchange for cash considerations and to free up cap space for the Lakers to afford another max contract. Unfortunately for the Lakers, their primary target, Kawhi Leonard, opted to sign with the "other LA team" (Clippers). Wagner, Jones and Bonga don't project to be able to make a fantasy impact with their new team and can be ignored in standard-league drafts.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans has been traded to the Wizards as a part of a three team trade between the Spurs, Wizards and Nets.

    Bertans was traded so that the Spurs could open up space to sign Marcus Morris and the Wizards aren't contending next season so they lose nothing by acquiring him. He's not much more than a shooter and should still be undrafted next season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • CJ Miles
    SF, Washington Wizards

    The Grizzlies have traded C.J. Miles to the Wizards for Dwight Howard, whom they intend to waive immediately, according to Adrian Wojnarowksi

    Miles was just a facilitating chip for teams to free up cap room. He's got a year left on his deal, so he could still be moved. Should he stay, Miles is nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist, given the Wizards' pivot towards youth and a rebuild.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Justin Holiday
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Per Michael Scotto of The Athletic, Justin Holiday is considering interest from several teams including the Lakers, Clippers, Bulls, Raptors, Pacers, Wizards, Hornets and Cavs.

    It is also being reported that the Grizzlies are willing to do a sign-and-trade with the 30-year-old wing. Holiday is seemingly in a holding pattern until Kawhi Leonard decides on his future, as three of the mentioned teams with interest aren't going to make a move until then. His market should heat up fairly soon.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Golden State Warriors

    Candace Buckner of Post Sports, is hearing that the Wizards interim president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard had a small meeting with free agent DeMarcus Cousins recently in Las Vegas.

    It seems that Cousins' market is starting to pick since he switched agents. Cousins is probably the second biggest name left on the market, and he'll surely be sought after more once Kawhi Leonard decides. Cousins will be an interesting mid-round gamble in fantasy drafts next season.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • John Wall
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Per Sam Vecenie of The Athletic, the Wizards have applied for a Disabled Player Exception on John Wall, and are waiting for an answer from the league.

    While there are reports that Wall is progressing, there is also a genuine chance that he does not suit up at all this season. We'll have to wait to find out what comes of the application, but if accepted, it will help get the Wizards another potential player.

    Source: Sam Vecenie on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Wizards, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    As far as landing spots go, this is about as good as it gets for Thomas. He was put behind the eight ball by having to play his way into shape on a Nuggets team in a vicious standings battle last season, and now he'll head to a Washington team with low expectations and a barren point guard depth chart. Thomas looks likely to battle Ish Smith for the starting job, but as long as he's healthy after having the full summer to recover we'd put him in the driver's seat. He'll need to prove some things, but IT could easily get back on the fantasy map. Candace Buckner is reporting that Thomas will be signing for the veteran's minimum, which is not that surprising.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    David Aldridge is reporting that the Wizards have talked with Isaiah Thomas.

    Thomas only played in 12 games last season as he was recovering from hip surgery and then could not keep up with the rest of the Nuggets as they battled for top spot in the West. In his defense, it was a very difficult situation to try and play catch-up, and perhaps an environment like Washington will help him get his footing again. This is the first of anything we've heard about IT this summer.

    Source: David Aldridge on Twitter

  • Ish Smith
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Ish Smith has agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Wizards according to Shams Charania.

    Smith has established himself as a high quality backup who can take the reins in a pinch, but at the moment he's shaping up as the Wizards' starting point guard. That immediately puts him on the standard-league map, even with the warts in his game. Keep an eye on the rest of Washington's moves this summer to see if they add more backcourt depth.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter