Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...
September 6, 2020, 4:06 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, International
Johnathan Williams has signed with Turkish team Galatasary.
Williams was on a two-way contract with the Wizards last season, though he only made 11 appearances with the team before the league was shut down. He might pop up again after his European season ends as a mid-year add for a team that's thin up front.
Source: Galatasary Basketbol on Twitter
August 13, 2020, 2:42 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Washington Wizards
Johnathan Williams hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds to go with an assist, a block and five points on Thursday.
The Wizards were without Rui Hachimura which meant Williams got some extra run. He had done nothing of value in fantasy leagues prior to tonight, so we congratulate him on ending his season with a bang.
July 21, 2020, 12:01 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Washington Wizards
Johnathan Williams returned top-360/335 (8/9-cat) fantasy value for the Wizards this year while playing just 12.3 mpg in 11 contests.
Williams did get five starts because of Washington's frontcourt injuries, but most of his fantasy value was derived from his clean .640 mark from the field. Unfortunately, he took just 2.3 shots per game, limiting the positive impact. We'd be surprised if Williams emerged as a fantasy option, even in the deepest of leagues, next year.
January 12, 2020, 10:36 amAnzejs PasecniksC, Washington Wizards
The Wizards have converted Anzejs Pasecniks to a standard NBA contract following the waiving of C.J Miles (wrist) according to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.
The 7’1 Pasecniks has provided valuable rebounding for the flailing Wizards, and made more sense to keep on the roster than Miles, a low-end 3-point option who’s return date is still unclear. Pasecniks has averaged 8.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in his 13 with the team, but has done little else to warrant fantasy attention. This move will also allow the Wizards to free up a two-way roster spot, which they will use to re-sign Johnathan Williams according to Buckner.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 11:27 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Washington Wizards
Johnathan Williams' brief run in the NBA will coming to an end as the Wizards will reportedly be waiving the power forward.
Williams can now be dropped in all leagues. It's unfortunate that this news comes after his first real fantasy-relevant game.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 10:55 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Washington Wizards
Johnathan Wiliams played a solid game on Saturday with 12 points (6-of-8 shooting), eight rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 31 minutes.
Williams has been a fantasy non-factor prior to this crazy game. Play it safe and leave him on the wire until he shows he can do this again.
December 28, 2019, 10:50 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Washington Wizards
Johnathan Williams started on Saturday and scored two points with three rebounds in 14 minutes.
Williams played 33 minutes on Thursday and scored nine points with eight rebounds, but he can be left on the waiver wire and will likely be out of the rotation once the Wizards get healthy.
December 26, 2019, 2:36 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Washington Wizards
The Wizards have signed PF Johnathan Williams.
Williams was signed with the Wizards' second hardship extension, bringing their roster total to 17. He last played in the NBA for the Lakers, averaging 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He'll serve in an emergency role behind in the Washington frontcourt, which is currently composed of a rotation featuring Ian Mahinmi, Anzejs Pasecniks and Admiral Schofield. Cool names all around, but Johnathan with two "H's" is well off the fantasy radar.
Source: Candace Bucker on Twitter
July 30, 2019, 12:42 pmJohnathan WilliamsPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Former Lakers forward Johnathan Williams signed with the Maccabi Rishon Basketball Club in Israel for the 2019-20 season.
In 24 games with the Lakers, last season Williams averaged 6.5 points and 4.1 rebounds, while showing potential if given an opportunity. The deal looks like it is just for one season, where Williams can show off his skill set in hopes of landing back in the NBA towards the end of the season or next offseason.
Source: Maccabi Rishon on Twitter
June 26, 2019, 4:12 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have made qualifying offers to Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams, making them restricted free agents.
The Lakers are pursuing max-level free agents but this is a move that at least gives them a shot at retaining some cheap depth in case those plans fall through. Even so, there are ways for the Lakers to get around this decision by renouncing rights — the cap machinations here are very complex. As for the players, Caruso could play a decent role next season depending on how free agency plays out, and he was able to carve out top-200 value over the last few weeks of the season a year ago. That seems like a ceiling, however, and we have tons of time to go before anything is settled on this roster. Williams has a very limited path to any playing time.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 2:55 amJohnathan WilliamsPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Johnathan Williams double-doubled off the bench in Tuesday's finale against the Blazers, scoring 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes.
Williams wasn't a per-minute value but he did pop up on the radar with some bigger games like this, which means we'll keep an eye on him if he can wiggle his way into a role down the road. He's worth a look in deep Dynasty leagues but that's about it.
April 5, 2019, 9:14 pmKyle KuzmaF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left foot tendonitis) and Reggie Bullock (stiff neck) will not play on Friday vs. the Clippers.
Moritz Wagner, Johnathan Williams and Mike Muscala are all looking at some extra run with the Lakers being so short-handed.
Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter
April 5, 2019, 5:42 pmKyle KuzmaF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma (left foot tendonitis) is questionable to play on Friday vs. the Clippers.
With Reggie Bullock also questionable to play, Moritz Wagner, Johnathan Williams and Mike Muscala are all looking at some extra run.
Source: NBA Injury Report