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  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Scott Brooks announced that Isaac Bonga will continue to start for the Wizards over Troy Brown Jr.

    Bonga didn't distinguish himself on Tuesday by scoring two points and grabbing six rebounds in 17 minutes of action. However, Brooks will stick with him for now. Neither Bonga nor Brown are worth owning in most leagues in this scenario.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga bumped Troy Brown Jr. to the bench on Tuesday but was atrocious in 17 minutes on the floor with two points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Bonga was a regular DNP-CD prior tonight, so this was an underwhelming surprise, like socks as a gift for Christmas, the smelly used kind. Troy Brown Jr. fared a bit better with five points, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 21 minutes.

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga received his second consecutive DNP-CD on Wednesday night.

    The return of Tory Brown bumped Bonga from the starting lineup and he quickly tumbled out of the rotation. There's a chance for the raw but talented Bonga to get back in, but he's off the fantasy radar entirely at the moment.

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Bonga won't be starting on Friday according to Washington head coach Scott Brooks.

    Bonga started the first seven games of the season but is averaging only 21 minutes. Brooks didn’t say who would replace him. Troy Brown Jr. is the likely candidate to replace him and looked good in limited minutes of the last three games. Bonga isn't someone who should be on your roster in standard leagues, while Brown is worth a look as a young player on a Wizards team with not much to play for this season.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Troy Brown Jr.
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown Jr. looked good in limited minutes in Washington's loss against Houston on Wednesday, scoring 14 points (5-of-7 shooting) to go with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in just 17 minutes.

    The line is rather empty outside the scoring, and it's quite possible that's more a product of the lack of defense played in this game than anything else. Still, it's an encouraging start for a player many speculated had a shot to crack the starting lineup with few other options at SF. That possbility still exists with Isaac Bonga bringing little to the table. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues.

  • Troy Brown Jr.
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown Jr. (left calf strain) will make his season debut at home against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Brown was the presumptive starting SF for the Wizards before going down during a workout at the end of September and should have no problems reclaiming that spot from Isaac Bonga. Brown may be eased back in the lineup initially, but he is worth a look at the end of the bench in deeper leagues.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga started on Wednesday and was able to produce nine points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal, a 3-pointer and a block in 24 minutes.

    Bonga's arms go forever so he should be of interest to deep-league managers on the hunt for defensive numbers. He might not stick in the starting five when the Wiz get back to full strength but they've got nothing to lose by starting a talented, albeit raw player.

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga is listed as a starter along with Ish Smith, Bradley Beal, Thomas Bryant and Rui Hachimura for Wednesday's season-opener against the Mavs.

    While four of the names were the likely starters, the starting SF was looking like it would be Davis Bertans the last few weeks, but Bonga wins out in this one with Bertans backing up both forward spots. They both make for cheap DFS punt plays while the team is banged up.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (ankle) and Justin Robinson (ankle) were both able to practice in full on Wednesday.

    Bonga and Robinson will look to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Sixers. Neither should be drafted in standard redraft leagues.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (ankle) was limited in Tuesday's practice, as he fights off an ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's preseason game.

    The Wizards have one game left in the preseason, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Bonga miss that one. Bonga is still in contention to be the team's starter at SF, though Davis Bertans was with the ones in Tuesday's practice.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga, Justin Anderson, Admiral Schofield and Jordan McRae are all candidates to start at small forward when the Wizards begin their regular season next week.

    Most of the Wizards’ starting lineup is secured, but injuries have eliminated top small forwards Troy Brown and CJ Miles from the rotation for the foreseeable future. The decision will reportedly come down to a second-year player packed with potential who lacks in-game experience, a training-camp invitee who signed a non-guaranteed contract, a rookie who has to do what he is told and a veteran accustomed to fighting for a roster spot. The Wizards have one more preseason game left on Friday in Philadelphia, and the four-man race will continue, but whoever emerges will only have short term value as the Wizards will likely insert Troy Brown to the lineup once he is back from the left calf strain he suffered before training camp.

    Source: The Washington Post

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura (rest) will sit out Friday's preseason game.

    Hachimura carried Team Japan at the World Cup and has looked good in earlier preseason competition so the night off is well-deserved. The rookie will be competing for a starting spot this season, putting him on the board as a potential late-round flier. Isaac Bonga and Moe Wagner will start at the forward spots tonight.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (left knee) started on Wednesday after being listed as questionable and played 17 minutes, producing seven points, three assists, three rebounds, one steal and one three.

    It's an encouraging sign that Bonga not only was active but got the starting nod in this one. He can't earn a role if he's not healthy but the Wizards clearly want to see what they have by inserting him into the starting lineup.

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (left knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Guangzhou Long-Lions while C.J. Miles (left foot rehab), Troy Brown (left calf strain), Isaiah Thomas (left thumb rehab), John Wall (left Achilles rehab) and Ian Mahinmi (right Achilles strain) all remain out.

    Bonga may carve out a role for the Wizards if he is able to get healthy. At this time, he needs to show something to enter the fantasy landscape.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (sore knee) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's exhibition game against Guangzhou.

    Bonga should be ready to go for the start of the season and may find himself with a role with all the injuries the Wizards have taken this summer. He is not a recommended fantasy target, however.

    Source: NBA Injury Report