Ethan Norof and Dan Besbris dig into the mess in Washington and whether anyone behind Brad Beal can actually find consistent fantasy value next year.
October 17, 2019, 11:03 pmJabari ParkerPF, Atlanta Hawks
Jabari Parker filled in for a sick John Collins on Thursday and led the Hawks with 15 points.
Parker led the team in scoring but hit only two out of seven foul shots. The Hawks as a whole hit an embarrassing 15-for-34 from the line so the entire team forgot how to shoot tonight. Parker did just fine otherwise in this outing but it's hard to get excited knowing he won't have the minutes to make his volume-dependent production worth more than a late-round play.
October 14, 2019, 10:37 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins collected two steals and two blocks to go with 14 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds and a three against the Heat on Monday.
The only concern many have about taking Collins at his current ADP is in regards to his defensive output last season. It was likely bad luck to start the season, and he's gotten enough steals and blocks in the past to expect a rebound there. Take him with confidence in the top-35. His backup, Jabari Parker, tossed in nine points, 10 rebounds and six turnovers in the game.
July 11, 2019, 1:15 pmJabari ParkerPF, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks have officially announced the signing of Jabari Parker, and Parker says he has no problem coming off the bench.
Parker heads to Atlanta on a two-year, $13 million deal with a player option on the second season. He'll have a good chance to put up numbers on a Hawks team that looks like it'll try to outscore its problems and then hit the market again next summer, where the free agent class doesn't look overly appealing. Parker will be coming off the bench, so it's good that he's already accepted the role — at least outwardly. Atlanta's got young players to develop at the forward spots and Parker's playing time simply isn't a higher priority, though he figures to see minutes in the low twenties. That could still be enough to churn out boring late-round value.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
July 8, 2019, 2:53 pmJabari ParkerPF, Atlanta Hawks
Jabari Parker has agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with the Hawks.
Parker will have a player option in the second year of the deal, which gives him a chance to rehab his value on a team that looks like it'll be able to churn out offensive stats. Fantasy owners probably won't find much here, as Parker looks to be blocked at the forward spots by John Collins and De'Andre Hunter.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 8:26 pmJabari ParkerPF, Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis are unlikely to return to the Wizards, per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.
And with that, the Wizards dealt Otto Porter for nothing but cap space and a second-rounder in 2023. There were earlier reports that the Wizards wanted to work on a new deal with Parker but apparently they will let him leave in free agency. Washington has no forward depth to speak of at the moment, and we could be seeing a ton of rookies Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield this season.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
June 22, 2019, 5:07 pmJabari ParkerPF, Washington Wizards
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Wizards will not be picking up Jabari Parker's option for next season, but that both sides are interested in negotiating a new deal.
Nobody expected Washington to be picking up Parker for $20 million next season, but news that both sides would like to try and work something out together is a worthwhile update. Parker averaged 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 threes on .493 from the field across 66 games with the Bulls and Wizards last season, carving out late-round value in standard formats. That feels like a safe outcome to project if he stays with Washington, as his stat set doesn't leave a ton of room for improvement even if his playing time increases.
Source: Yahoo Sports
April 9, 2019, 11:41 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker ended up missing the final three games of the season because of a sprained left knee, finishing with averages of 14.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.0 threes on .493 from the field.
Parker was mostly healthy this year and the bulk of his absences came when the Bulls moved him out of the rotation. He was a predictably hollow fantasy producer but the two woeful teams he played for allowed him to go hunt for buckets. Parker really performed well after being traded to the Wizards, as he shot a blistering .523 from the field and .613 from 2-point range. Hopefully he takes the hint and does most of his damage inside the arc going forward. Parker’s stat set remains questionable but he was able to grind out top-120/160 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues, as well as top-130/160 total value.
April 9, 2019, 5:27 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
The Wizards have ruled Jabari Parker (left knee sprain) out for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Celtics.
Bobby Portis, Troy Brown Jr, Jeff Green, Devin Robinson and Sam Dekker will again all look to pick up the minutes left behind in Parker's absence. With the Celtics not playing any of their regular starters, the former three are all DFS value plays tonight.
April 8, 2019, 6:04 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker (left knee sprain) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Tuesday.
Parker has missed the last two games, but did go through a pregame warmup prior to Sunday's game. It doesn't look like he intends to shut it down, and if he could play he'd be in line for a nice game against Boston's bench squad. If Parker is unable to suit up, Jeff Green, Sam Dekker and Ian Mahinmi should get more minutes out of the frontcourt. Outside of Green there's nobody that would rise to relevance.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 7, 2019, 7:35 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker (left knee sprain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Knicks.
Parker looked like he may have been able to return, but ultimately he cannot. Jeff Green, Sam Dekker and Bobby Portis will all see a few extra minutes again.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
April 7, 2019, 6:10 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker (left knee sprain) will warm up before Sunday's game against the Knicks to see if he is able to play.
Parker left Wednesday's game against the Bulls and promptly missed Friday's game, but it's looking like he will try to give it a go. We'll update his status when we know more.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
April 6, 2019, 6:01 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
Jabari Parker (left knee sprain) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Knicks.
Parker was ruled out early for Friday's game, but the questionable tag gives some promise to him playing on Sunday. We should know a lot more on his status after Sunday's shootaround.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 4, 2019, 1:19 pmJabari ParkerF, Washington Wizards
The Wizards are ruling Jabari Parker (left knee sprain) as out for Friday's game against the Spurs.
A tough blow for Parker who has had knee problems in the past. With only two games remaining after Friday and nothing to play for, we've likely seen the last of Parker this season, and potentially in a Wizards uniform. Bobby Portis, who has been a top-20 9-cat player this past week, just got another bump in value. Jeff Green could get back in the rotation with this news and is worth a look in deeper leagues, while Sam Dekker is a decent streaming option as well.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
Brad Beal was the real deal, but not much else worked out for Washington