January 15, 2020, 6:36 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
According to head coach Scott Brooks, Bradley Beal is a game-time decision vs. the Bulls on Wednesday as he deals with some soreness in his right shoulder.
Beal will likely go through pre-game warmups before a decision is made in regards to his status. Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr., Ish Smith and Isaiah Thomas could all see additional opportunity if Beal sits out
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 9:33 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was awful in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Magic, managing just seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with one rebound, two assists, two 3s and five turnovers.
Yuck. Thomas can be dropped in standard leagues and is barely a marginal hold in 14-teamers. We can call the hope of him magically pulling a bounce-back campaign out of a hat gone in a puff of smoke. For what it's worth, Ish Smith had a rough outing off the bench with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, four dimes and a steal. Smith has emerged as the PG to own here.
January 6, 2020, 9:35 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
The Wizards pulled off another upset on Monday, this time against the Celtics, powered by the 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting of Ish Smith, who also added four rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.
Smith has turned a corner and has been playing out of mind lately. Once again, he outplayed starter Isaiah Thomas, who was still serviceable with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting with one rebound, three dimes and one trey. Still, Smith is looking more and more like the better hold and is even worth rostering in standard leagues right now.
January 4, 2020, 10:45 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith was fantastic in 34 minutes off the bench on Saturday, leading the Wizards to a 128-114 win over the Nuggets with a career-high 32 points on 15-of-24 shooting.
The Wizards used their bench mob, who brought a hungry, inspired vibe to this game. Smith added three rebounds, eight assists, one 3-pointer and three steals to the box. Isaiah Thomas started but disappointed anew with nine points, one trey and two assists.
January 3, 2020, 7:18 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was ejected from Friday's game against the Blazers after just two minutes of play.
Thomas shoved a referee, perhaps accidentally, which resulted in his ejection. He got tied up by two Blazers' defenders right in front of the official. Thomas may have just been frustrated that a foul was not called on one of the defenders, and lashed out at the official during a split-second loss of composure. Touching a referee is always a no-no so it was inevitable this was the end result. The league will be reviewing this one overnight.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
December 28, 2019, 10:59 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas returned from his two-game suspension on Saturday and scored 20 points with four rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.
Thomas was averaging 18.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 threes in the four games before his suspension. He is worth an add in standard leagues and should produce top-100 value moving forward.
December 22, 2019, 7:26 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas has been suspended for the next two games.
Thomas had an altercation with a fan during Saturday's game and entered the stands and approached him. He's slated to miss Thursday's game against the Pistons and Saturday's game versus the Knicks. Ish Smith is worth the an add if you are in need of assists.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
December 21, 2019, 9:28 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Sixers after heading into the stands to "talk" to some Sixers fans.
Thomas had the hot head but not the hot hand tonight as he went 5-for-13 from the field. Still, he managed to make up for it with an 8-of-9 shooting from the line to finish with 20 points, three assists and two treys in 25 minutes before his ejection.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
December 18, 2019, 10:35 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas had a rougher shooting outing in his second game back from a five-game absence, finishing with 16 points (5-of-15 shooting), two rebounds, an assist and three triples in 31 minutes.
Opprotunity won't be an issue with Thomas with all the injuries the Wizards are currently dealing with, but his efficiency will continue to fluctuate on a game-to-game basis. He should be owned in standard settings with the upside he carries, though it's looking tough to expect more than top-100 production.
December 16, 2019, 9:58 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) returned from a five-game absence to score 23 points on 9-of-13 FGs plus one rebound, six assists, one block and five treys in 26 minutes in a win over the Pistons on Monday.
It's safe to say Thomas is feeling better. That's his highest points total of the season and it gives hope that he can get back into standard-league territory. He's worth an add if you're looking for assists and threes. Ish Smith returned to the bench and still had a great game with 10 points, four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two blocks in 22 minutes.
December 16, 2019, 6:03 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) will start Monday's game.
Thomas is expected to play around 24 minutes as he returns after nearly two weeks. Ish Smith will see a reduced role. Thomas is shooting a robust 41 percent on threes this season which has boosted his value. His averages of 12.6 points and 5.1 assists have delivered nice value on an ADP of around 170.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
December 16, 2019, 12:51 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) is being considered a game-time decision on Monday.
Thomas has missed almost two weeks with the injury, but looks close to coming back. When healthy and playing a good amount of minutes, Thomas is a clear standard league play, but too often he's been limited to around 25 minutes per game while playing next to usage monster Bradley Beal. If coach Scott Brooks can commit to having IT2 lead the offense with the second unit for some stretches, we could see Thomas crack the top 100. As it stands, he should probably be rostered in standard formats given the scarcity of assists on the wire.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 5:57 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pistons.
Thomas has missed the past two weeks with a lingering calf strain, but he's getting closer to a return. Thomas' appeal had died down as Scott Brooks had been playing him next to Bradley Beal for the majority of his minutes. If IT2 can get some minutes with the second unit, he can post top 100 value fairly consistently. However, some of the younger players in Washington have stepped up in his and Thomas Bryant's absence, so there's no telling who picks up the additional scoring opportunities behind Beal and Davis Bertans.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 15, 2019, 3:36 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) has a "good chance" of returning on Monday.
Thomas has been out for 10 days, though it remains to be seen if he'll go right back into the starting five upon returning. He's been a much better fit, at least from a fantasy perspective, with the second unit. Ish Smith's value will take a hit.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
December 14, 2019, 6:50 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Grizzlies.
Wizards head coach Scott Brooks sounded optimistic about Thomas making a return soon. Ish Smith will draw another start and see a full complement of minutes a solid matchup versus the Grizzlies.
Source: Zach Rosen on Twitter