August 9, 2020, 4:49 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga put up 14 points, eight rebounds and a 3-pointer in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
Bonga played 29 minutes and is a pillar of stability on the wings for the Wizards, even if that playing time rarely translates into something worthwhile for fantasy GMs. This is the most Bonga has scored in a game since mid-January, and if he's going to deliver solid fantasy production it's probably going to come in the rebound and steal departments.
July 31, 2020, 9:36 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga (groin contusion) started on Friday for the Wizards and played 22 minutes, making 2-of-6 FG for nine points, four boards and a steal in a 125-112 loss to the Suns.
Still just 20-years-old, Bonga carved out a small role for the Wizards in 2019-20, averaging 4.6 PTS in 17.7 MPG. He needs plenty of seasoning but is obviously very talented, especially as a rebounder. This will be a good little stretch for head coach Scott Brooks and the rest of the Wizards regime to see what Bonga is made of. He should get ample opportunities to play.
July 25, 2020, 11:12 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga double-doubled vs. the Clippers on Saturday, scoring 15 points with 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Bonga got the start for the Clippers and feasted at the free throw line, shooting 7-of-9. Bonga has intriguing upside as a player who can contribute in threes, steals and blocks with good efficiency. This Orlando restart should be a good chance to watch how his fantasy game could translate to a larger role.
July 22, 2020, 2:43 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi (right groin soreness) will not play in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Nuggets.
The injury is "nothing serious" according to head coach Scott Brooks. The Wizards will have a starting lineup of Shabazz Napier, Isaac Bonga, Troy Brown Jr., Rui Hachimura, and Thomas Bryant. Bryant will have his minutes severely limited at the outset.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
July 21, 2020, 12:50 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga emerged as a factor in Washington's wing rotation in 2019-20, receiving 17.7 mpg and delivering 4.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 0.4 triples per contest.
Bonga was a point guard in Europe but his length has him primed to become more of a small forward at the NBA level. He's a limited offensive talent but fantasy GMs should remember his cash counter potential, especially as he continues to cement himself as a legitimate player and the corner threes start trickling his way. Bonga finished with top-285 fantasy value but it was still a successful season. Some further development and additional playing time would give him an outside shot at being a triple-one (threes, steals, blocks) player.
March 10, 2020, 6:17 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga (groin contusion) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
Bonga should see a few extra minutes if he can go with Ish Smith out and Jerome Robinson questionable. Bonga is merely a name to watch in deeper leagues, but nothing to get excited about.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 12, 2020, 11:25 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga headed to the locker room and did not return to Wednesday's game but not before posting a career-high 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting and an Oreo-like double-stuffed line in only 14 minutes.
Bonga was unconscious as the numbers trickled like Neo's vision of the Matrix. He added five rebounds, three assists, three triples, two steals and two blocks in, again, only 14 minutes. Bonga has not been much of an impact-player prior to this outburst, so this one is more for the record books and less about being a signal to pick him up.
February 12, 2020, 9:02 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga headed to the locker room on Wednesday.
Bonga fell on the defensive end and left the game afterwards. Bonga is in the rotation for the Wizards but has too many players ahead of him in the rotation for him to reach 14-team league value. Troy Brown Jr. would see a boost in value if Bonga misses time.
January 30, 2020, 5:29 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
According to head coach Scott Brooks, Rui Hachimura (groin contusion/surgery) "has a great chance of coming back Saturday night" vs. the Nets
Hachimura has missed the last 21 games after injuring his groin and having a minor surgery to help repair the injury. After being cleared for "all activities" last week, Hachimura appears on the verge of a return. Continue to monitor for updates but expect a return in the next week. Hachimura's return could negatively impact the fantasy values of Troy Brown Jr. and Isaac Bonga. It is worth noting that Hachimura will likely be on a minutes restriction whenever he is cleared to play.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 26, 2020, 7:35 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga (fractured tooth) left Sunday's game against the Hawks and did not return.
Players in very deep leagues have wondered if Bonga could be a thing and he has been over the last month, pushing top-150 value in 9-cat leagues in 21 mpg. The Wizards are getting healthier and he has a number of impediments to his value, and this tooth will be the least of his worries.
January 17, 2020, 9:29 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga collected the first double-double of his career on Friday, tallying 17 points (6-of-9 shooting), 10 rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
Bonga was solid tonight, though obviously this is an outlier performance. He's young and got plenty of upside which means that the Wizards could prioritize his playing time after the All-Star break, but it would take huge volume for Bonga to become a consistent fantasy option.
January 12, 2020, 6:19 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans dropped 18 points with four rebounds, four three-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting during Sunday’s loss to the Jazz.
Bertans hasn’t missed a beat as he is working himself back up to speed. it would not be surprising to see him transition back to the starting lineup next game, in which case Isaac Bongo would be shift back to the bench.
January 10, 2020, 5:32 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans will return from his right quad strain on Friday against the Hawks, and he will be coming off the bench for limited minutes.
In other words, set your expectations to minimal from Bertans tonight. He will surely heat up with time, but he is not going to be a good play in DFS on Friday. Isaac Bonga will still receive a good load of playing time.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
January 6, 2020, 9:43 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga started for the Wizards on Monday and was quietly effective with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Bonga has not been fantasy-relevant despite the Wizards' injury woes. His serviceable line tonight won't be a common sight, so leave him on the wire.
December 10, 2019, 7:47 pmIsaac BongaPG, Washington Wizards
Isaac Bonga had to go back to the locker room on Tuesday after falling and hitting the back of his head.
Stay tuned for more updates, but for now we'll consider him unlikely to return.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter