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April 10, 2019, 2:51 amMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moritz Wagner scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with four rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's finale against the Blazers.
Wagner looked like he could threaten for rotation minutes at the beginning of the year but a knee contusion knocked him off course and he only ended up appearing in 43 games. He looked like a guy with stat set issues entering the league and he didn't do anything to dissuade us from believing that going forward, but he's a young player that has shown well to some extent and for that reason folks will be watching.
April 5, 2019, 5:42 pmKyle Kuzma - F - 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
April 2, 2019, 10:41 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moritz Wagner scored 10 points and added four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two threes in 26 minutes while starting on Tuesday night.
Wagner should be looking at starter's minutes for the Laker's four remaining games. He can get you a little in each category like he did tonight, but he's more of a desperation play than a reliable one.
April 1, 2019, 1:27 amMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moritz Wagner started against the Pelicans on Sunday and finished 2-of-8 from the field in 29 minutes for seven points, seven rebounds, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Wagner's shooting wasn't where you'd like to see it but the rest of his stat set was on display, and if he's going to keep starting then he's worth a look if you need rebounds, blocks and some threes. Hopefully he can play this much for the rest of the season.
March 31, 2019, 5:02 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Mo Wagner and Lance Stephenson will start in place of Kyle Kuzma (left foot tendonitis) and LeBron James (groin, load management) respectively in Sunday's game against the Pelicans.
The Lakers are arguably without their five best players, which could leave Stephenson and Wagner in a good spot to produce. Though, given Stephenson's reputation and Wagner's lack of experience, both are hard to trust in this one.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 22, 2019, 10:22 pmLance Stephenson - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) will play on Friday vs. the Kings while Mike Muscala (sore right ankle) will not.
It’ll be nice for Lakers’ fans to see Stephenson strumming his air guitar but he can be left on the wire as long as LeBron James is still active. We’ll see if Moritz Wagner can get some extra run with Muscala out.
Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter
March 17, 2019, 3:00 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Mo Wagner only played four minutes on Sunday against the Knicks.
Wagner put up six points and a 3-pointer but there's nothing to see here for fantasy purposes until his workload increases. The stat set is solid but the playing time can't support any significant value. Johnathan Williams put up 12 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes with Wagner left on the back burner.
March 14, 2019, 11:08 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moritz Wagner scored zero points with a rebound and a steal in eight minutes of action on Thursday.
Wagner was a hot name earlier this week, but even with the Lakers low on bodies he can't seem to get on the floor. You can safely ignore him in all formats until the Lakers decide to rest their players.
March 12, 2019, 10:36 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moritz Wagner played just 10 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Bulls, scoring five points with a rebound, an assists and a three-pointer.
The minutes are disappointing to see after it looked like Wagner might be in line for consistent, big minutes. As the Lakers rest players down the stretch, though, there's a decent chance we haven't seen the last of valuable Wagner games.
March 7, 2019, 1:16 amMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moe Wagner played a career-high 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 11 points with three rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers.
Wagner also set a career-high with 11 shots tonight, though he only hit four of them. He took on the backup center job with Tyson Chandler out tonight and flashed an interesting stat set that should yield value down the line. Wagner won't make much impact unless the Lakers admit their season is done, but this is a performance to note in those extremely deep leagues. Johnathan Williams also checked in with 15 minutes and eight points.
December 16, 2018, 9:28 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Moe Wagner scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in a career-high 17 minutes in a loss to the Wizards on Sunday.
He saw an uptick in minutes with JaVale McGee out in this one and had his best performance of the season. This was his first game seeing minutes outside of garbage time and he capitalized on the opportunity. He added three rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers to the box score. He is not worth owning unless there is significant injury to either McGee or Tyson Chandler.
November 17, 2018, 9:24 pmMoritz Wagner - C - Los Angeles Lakers
Mo Wagner made his NBA debut on Saturday night, checking in for the final two minutes of a blowout loss.
Wagner missed his only shot (a 3-pointer) and registered no other stats in his time on the court. The addition of Tyson Chandler all but erases any hopes that Wagner could be a factor for re-draft leagues this year.
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