February 11, 2020, 10:14 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
In his third game with the Wizards on Tuesday, Shabazz Napier produced 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes in a 126-114 home win over the Bulls.
Napier has been serviceable through three games, but playing around 20 minutes per game won't likely allow him to put up standard league numbers. Ish Smith started once again and had 10 points, five rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 28 minutes.
February 8, 2020, 8:23 amIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith put up strong line in a win over Dallas as the new starter with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 30 minutes.
Smith deserves a long look in standard leagues as he may continue to play close to 30 minutes a night. Shabazz Napier also put up a strong line in his debut in 18 minutes as the backup and could potentially challenge Smith while Gary Payton II seems to be out of the rotation completely, picking up a DNP-CD.
February 7, 2020, 9:31 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier made his debut for the Wizards on Friday and was able to make an impact in 18 minutes off the bench with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding three rebounds, three assists, four 3s, two steals and one block.
Ish Smith was anointed as the new starting PG with Isaiah Thomas no longer in town and he had a similarly productive run in 30 minutes with 14 points (6-of-11 shooting), six rebounds, six dimes, two threes, one steal and one block. Both guards should eventually carve out a timeshare gig and still be worth an end-of-bench slot in 12-teamers moving forward.
February 7, 2020, 5:32 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith will get the starting point guard nod on Friday when the Wizards face the Mavs on Friday.
With Jordan McRae and Isaiah Thomas no longer on the Wizards' roster Smith could find himself with a boost in value. He will not blow you away but he may be able to settle into some standard league value as the starter in Washington.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 23, 2020, 9:25 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting to go with three rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
Thomas played well in a start, but the limited minutes are always going to cap his ceiling. Ish Smith (24 minutes, 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and a triple) played well in this one as well and he split minutes fairly evenly with Thomas (22 minutes) making neither player an attractive fantasy option.
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 10, 2020, 5:28 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal will miss Friday's game against the Hawks due to right leg soreness.
Another night without Beal for the Wizards. Don't be afraid to roll Jordan McRae, Troy Brown Jr. and Ish Smith out there tonight. Everyone could be in for big lines against the Hawks porous defense. As for when Beal will return it is hard to predict at this point. He has been questionable for several games bu keeps letting his fantasy owners down.
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, 10:28 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith logged 33 minutes after Isaiah Thomas was ejected just two minutes into Friday's game, producing 16 points, five assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Thomas was ejected for making contact with an official, and while the call was pretty flimsy the league may still hand out some supplemental discipline. If IT has to miss time you can consider Smith a decent stream for the usual PG stats.
December 28, 2019, 10:34 pmGary Payton IIG, Washington Wizards
Gary Payton II started on Saturday and scored 15 points with six rebounds, two threes and a career-high six steals in 30 minutes.
Payton got the start for the injured Bradley Beal and has 13 steals in the past three games since debuting for the Wizards on Monday. He played more minutes than Ish Smith (13 points in 21 minutes) and is worth adding as a flier to see if he can stick in the rotation once the Wizards are at full strength.
December 23, 2019, 10:05 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith had a solid game as he started for the suspended Isaiah Thomas in a win over the Knicks on Monday, going for 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting, four rebounds, four assists, a block and a three in 25 minutes.
Thomas will miss one more game, so starting Smith once more would be wise. Keep in mind that he just had about the most inconsistent pair of games possible prior to this one. Smith scored 26 points on perfect shooting followed up by zero points on Saturday.
December 20, 2019, 10:20 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith went 9-of-9 from the field and hit all four of his free throws in Friday's loss to the Raptors, scoring 26 points while chipping in two assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers.
Smith always seems to produce against the Raptors and tonight was no different. This figures to go down as one of his best games of the year so you're probably late to the party if you missed it, but Smith remains a viable deep-league option for assists and the occasional steal or 3-pointer. Isaiah Thomas remains the superior but still-frustrating play and produced 13 points, five assists, a steal and two 3-pointers tonight.
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.