December 8, 2019, 9:43 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal got the clamps put on his game Sunday vs. the Clippers, going for 20 points (5-of-18 FG, 9-of-9 FT), five assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.
Beal received a technical foul in this game as he was getting frustrated with the proceedings. He will undoubtedly do better next time out. His fellow starting guard did not do much better, as Ish Smith went 6-of-15 from the field on his way to 14 points, four assists and five turnovers. Troy Brown had a great night with 22 points (9-of-12 FG), two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Smith is worth a pickup in most standard leagues as he is starting and Troy Brown is worth monitoring.
December 7, 2019, 3:31 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) told NBC Sports Washington on Saturday that he expects to, "…be out a few more games and then be able to come back."
Thomas added that he always feels like he can play but has to listen to the medical staff. He has been difficult to hold in standard leagues even before the injury due to lack of supporting stats so don't hesitate if there is a hot pickup available. Ish Smith started the last two for Thomas with 17.0 points, 2.0 triples, 8.0 assists and 0.5 steals so he hopes to keep rolling. He did not do much with the starting job before he lost it to Thomas earlier this season so keep your expectations timid.
Source: NBC Sports Washington
December 6, 2019, 10:29 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith started again for the Wizards on Friday and was able to produce 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two rebounds. eight dimes and one steal.
As long as Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) remains out, ride Ish Smith for his ability to dish out assists and chip in some complementary peripherals when given heavy minutes.
December 5, 2019, 9:48 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith had a strong game on Thursday in the absence of Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) with 19 points, two triples and eight assists in 34 minutes.
It was a late scratch for Thomas, so this probably isn't a consistent outlook for Smith. Smith should still be monitored as long as these injuries persist as a late-round value.
December 5, 2019, 6:46 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Sixers.
Thomas was not listed on the injury report so it is possible that this injury occurred in warmups prior to the contest. Continue to monitor as we will learn more later tonight or Friday. Ish Smith will likely start at point while Chris Chiozza will get additional opportunity. Chiozza could be a great low-cost DFS play on Thursday as the Wizards will also be without Jordan McRae (finger).
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
November 27, 2019, 11:59 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith had 21 points in 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday to go along with four rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Smith outplayed Isaiah Thomas in this contest (12 points and five assists in 25 minutes). It seems like Thomas is the better play, but that may change on any given night. Neither are reliable options on a nightly basis at this point.
November 20, 2019, 9:58 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 11 points (4-of-10 shooting) to go with six assists, three 3-pointers and nothing else in 24 minutes on Wednesday night.
Thomas' shooting from deep was a nice addition, but other than that he had a very pedestrian line. Ish Smith ended up coming off the bench and contributed 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting, four boards, four assists, a block and drained three from beyond the arc. Smith had the better game in this one, and the Washington backcourt is one to watch. However, right now Thomas looks like the one to roster.
November 6, 2019, 10:40 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas scored 10 points (3-of-10 from the field) and added four assists Wednesday night against the Pacers.
Thomas got the start again and is still trying to find his groove on the court, logging 20 minutes of play tonight. Ish Smith ended up playing 28 minutes off the bench and was able to tally five boards, seven assists, a steal, and a block with his time on the court. The upside is intriguing for Thomas, and fantasy owners that are patient with him could be rewarded.
November 4, 2019, 5:32 pmCJ MilesSF, Washington Wizards
C.J. Miles, who is coming off a stress fracture in his left foot, will be available on Monday in a limited capacity.
The Wizards will cap his minutes at first, but Miles will get opportunities on a team dealing with several injuries. Take a wait and see approach to his early games, but Miles can supply threes if he gets enough action. Ish Smith, who was just bumped from the lineup by Isaiah Thomas, could lose minutes to Miles as well.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
November 4, 2019, 5:14 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
The Wizards will have Isaiah Thomas in the starting lineup on Monday against the Pistons.
This move pushes Ish Smith to the bench, at least for now. Thomas has appeared in three games this season and looked impressive despite averaging only 21 minutes. Thomas only played in 44 games during the two seasons prior to this one but could be a difference maker if he can stay healthy.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
October 29, 2019, 2:03 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas said on Tuesday that he is on a minutes restriction so that the team can see how his body is recovering.
Even in limited minutes, Thomas showed that he could be valuable in the season opener with 16 points, five assists and four threes on 6-of-14 shooting from the field. Once Thomas proves his health, his minutes will start to increase, and he should eventually overtake Ish Smith as the starting PG. Thomas is worth an add in deeper leagues where he is still available.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
October 27, 2019, 12:43 amIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas made his season debut for the Wizards on Saturday and looked good as he dropped 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting (four 3s), three rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes off the bench.
Thomas, who recovered from left thumb surgery, is gearing up for what should be a bounce-back campaign. Ish Smith started an was equally impressive with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, five rebounds, four assists, two 3s and one steal to his name. Expect Thomas to eventually work his way to a starter's role as he gets in form.
October 26, 2019, 4:28 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) is expected to make his season debut on Saturday versus the Spurs.
The starting lineup has not been released, but Thomas will most likely come off the bench and cut into Ish Smith's value. Thomas has a good chance to be the starter as some point and is worth taking a flier on in deeper leagues where he is available.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
October 26, 2019, 2:33 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) is not on the injury report ahead of Saturday's game in San Antonio.
It has not been officially announced yet but it seems like there is a decent chance Thomas will make his season debut. He was expected to be the starter going into this season and we wouldn't be surprised if that is still the case with Ish Smith being as ineffective as he has been after two games. If you have someone to drop at the end of your bench, he might be worth a gamble.
October 24, 2019, 8:57 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas is questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder as he recovers from surgery on his left thumb.
There will surely be an update on this injury prior to tip off. If Thomas doesn't go, Ish Smith will factor in as the starter again to put up late-round numbers.
Source: NBA Injury Report