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
December 4, 2019, 12:55 pmIsaac BongaPG, 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
December 3, 2019, 10:13 pmIsaac BongaPG, 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.
November 13, 2019, 9:59 pmIsaac BongaPG, 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.
November 7, 2019, 1:14 pmIsaac BongaPG, 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
October 30, 2019, 11:09 pmTroy 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.