November 24, 2020, 6:25 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors announced that they have signed Brad Wanamaker to a one-year contract.
Wanamaker will act as the primary backup point guard and his main strength comes on the defensive end of the floor. The defensive edge will come in handy for the Warriors as they lost their best defensive guard for the season when it was announced that Klay Thompson tore his Achilles. Even though he'll play consistent rotation minutes, Wanamaker will have a terribly tough time entering the standard league radar.
November 21, 2020, 8:18 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker is headed west after reaching an agreement with the Warriors on a one-year deal.
Wanamaker is not on any fantasy radars at this time and it's unlikely that he will be able to make noise in 12-16 team leagues.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
November 19, 2020, 4:29 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
The Celtics declined to extend a qualifying offer to Brad Wanamaker, making him an unrestricted free agent on Friday.
Wanamaker was expendable after the Celtics took Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard in Wednesday's draft. He is a quality bench player in the league and should find himself on a roster once training camps begin.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
September 17, 2020, 10:18 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown's 21 points, six boards and two 3-pointers weren't enough to push the Celtics to victory on Thursday night.
Brown was the third Celtic to score more than 20 points tonight, but it just wasn't enough against this well-balanced Miami team. It's hard to ask for too much more than this from Brown, but without Gordon Hayward in the rotation, the Celtics need help. The bench production in this game just won't cut it going forward. They got 16 bench points split between 24 minutes of Brad Wanamaker (seven points and two triples) and 11 good Enes Kanter minutes (nine points and six rebounds).
September 15, 2020, 10:23 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker had a productive effort coming off the bench for the Celtics on Tuesday, posting 11 points, six dimes, three rebounds and five steals.
Wanamaker was a nice surprise for the Celtics on Tuesday, as he was certainly on his game. He had a couple of clutch steals down the stretch and his 11 points were definitely a welcome sight off the bench. Regardless, the Heat were able to take home the hard-fought win and will have a 1-0 advantage heading in to Game 2 on Thursday.
September 10, 2020, 1:28 amBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker led the Celtics' bench mob in playing time with 18 minutes in Wednesday's Game 6 loss.
Wanamaker ended with just six points, two rebounds and two assists. After a series of impressive games, Robert Williams III played just eight minutes as Brad Stevens preferred to go with Daniel Theis' experience in a tense Game 6. Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye spent just seven and four minutes on the court respectively. Based on this game, there is a good chance most of these guys don't see the court in Game 7 as Stevens goes to a 5 or 6 man rotation to try and close things out.
September 7, 2020, 10:26 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker scored 15 points while passing out two assists in 28 minutes as the Celtics won Game 5 Monday.
Wanamaker was able to play so much thanks to the 111-89 blowout victory, but he made the most of his time. Wanamaker shot 3-for-5 from long range while collecting three rebounds and a steal.
August 7, 2020, 11:50 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker brought some heat off the Celtics bench on Friday, delivering 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding four rebounds, one assist, one triple and two steals.
The efficient shooting and the two steals from Wanamaker make him a worthy add, considering he did his damage despite the return of Kemba Walker (rest). That said, you still have to take his 24 minutes tonight with a grain of salt as the Celtics blew the Raptors out of the water early and never looked back.
August 5, 2020, 11:55 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker stepped up in the absence of Kemba Walker (knee) on Wednesday, coming off the bench for 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and a 5-of-6 clip at the line.
Wanamaker was able to make his owners happy tonight as he added three rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks to the box score. He's going to pop with value hovering around the top-100 in games where the Celtics are without Walker.
August 2, 2020, 6:26 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker logged 22 minutes on Sunday but looked good in his time on the floor, going 5-of-6 from the field for 14 points, two threes and a block.
Walker has looked good despite his limited workloads so far and he was antsy to get back into the game in the fourth quarter even though he had already hit his minutes cap. His long-term health remains the priority, but we'd expect Walker's leash to lengthen in the next game, as it did for this one after he played well in the re-opener. One minor effect of Walker's improvement is that Brad Wanamaker (10 minutes, one assist) fell off the map after a solid game on Friday. Kemba remains a dicey fantasy option because of how little he's playing but is definitely headed in the right direction.
July 31, 2020, 10:14 pmBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker ushered in the resumption of the 2019-20 season with a solid performance off the bench, dropping 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 from the line.
This was a welcome performance from Wanamaker, who also added six rebounds, one assist and two steals to round out his line for the night. He got some extra run tonight with Kemba Walker's minutes being managed and was limited to 19. While we respect Wanamaker's potential, he still lacks the consistency needed to be trusted in fantasy.
July 29, 2020, 2:37 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens expects Kemba Walker (left knee) to play 14-20 minutes during Friday's game against the Bucks.
Stevens said that Walker's knee is feeling good, but he will be brought along slowly for precautionary reasons. Walker is expected to assume a full workload by the time the playoffs arrive. Brad Wanamaker, Javonte Green and Romeo Langford have seen expanded roles during scrimmage action.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
July 7, 2020, 9:04 amBrad WanamakerPG, Boston Celtics
Brad Wanamaker averaged 6.6 points, 1.4 triples, 2.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 19.3 minutes off the bench, returning 241/245 value in 8/9-cat scoring formats.
With Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart missing time due to various injuries, the Celtics had to turn to Wanamaker for some much-needed help at the point guard position and the veteran delivered. Although his percentages were ugly and he doesn’t really have a diverse fantasy game, Wanamaker proved to be a nice option in deeper formats. He is a free agent at the end of the season and he should be able to generate some interest around the league as a scoring guard who can hit the triple.
March 2, 2020, 4:53 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker (left knee soreness) is considered probable for Tuesday's game.
Walker hasn't played since February 16 but looks to be ready to face the Nets. Brad Wanamaker should see a reduced role, but even without Walker he wasn't playing all that much. Walker has averaged 21.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists this season.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:38 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday as he continues to nurse a sore left knee.
Walker will now miss his fourth consecutive game since playing in the All-Star game. In his absence, Brad Wanamaker and Romeo Langford have seen additional opportunity handling the ball but neither are standard league streamers. Marcus Smart and the rest of the starters will benefit the most while Kemba is sidelined. Walker's next opportunity to play will be on Saturday vs. the Rockets.
Source: Jay King on Twitter