Dio checks in on the Southeast Division, where the Magic boast a strong group of international talent.
October 22, 2019, 1:14 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Coach Scott Brooks said that Mo Wagner (sore back) is good to go for Wednesday's game against the Mavs "unless something crazy happens overnight."
Wagner should have a real role as a backup big man in a depleted frontcourt and makes for a decent late-round flier in deeper leagues.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
October 20, 2019, 2:37 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moe Wagner (sore back) missed Sunday's practice but is expected to return soon.
Wagner left Friday's preseason finale after taking a hard fall, but the Wizards think it's a short-term injury. He's a decent late-round target if you're in a 14- or 16-team league and should play a legitimate role backing up Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
October 18, 2019, 8:59 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner fell hard on his back, went to the locker room and won't return on Friday against the the Sixers.
Wagner fell hard on his back after a drive to the basket against Joel Embiid. Embiid got hit with a flagrant. Wagner went to the locker room and won't be returning to the final preseason game. Wagner had been playing well putting up 14 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and two treys in 12 minutes of playing time.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 10:11 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner did it all in 24 minutes vs. the Bucks, registering 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
Wagner was productive in his last game vs. the Knicks as a starter, but this time he was great coming off the bench. The Wizards are going to lose a lot of games and Wagner will have opportunities to earn himself minutes on this rebuilding roster. After not getting many opportunities during his rookie campaign, keep Wagner in mind as you approach the last rounds of your draft.
October 11, 2019, 11:47 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner had another strong showing with 18 points, along with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two treys in Friday's win vs. the Knicks.
Wagner started in place of Rui Hachimura who was out due to rest. He made the most of his minutes again and impressed his coaches. Keep an eye out on how the power forward position plays out as we come closer to the start of the regular season.
October 11, 2019, 6:36 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (rest) will sit out Friday's preseason game.
Hachimura carried Team Japan at the World Cup and has looked good in earlier preseason competition so the night off is well-deserved. The rookie will be competing for a starting spot this season, putting him on the board as a potential late-round flier. Isaac Bonga and Moe Wagner will start at the forward spots tonight.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 10:09 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner came off the bench and scored 21 points with four rebounds, three assists, two threes and a steal on Wednesday.
It was another strong showing for Wagner who is starting to show some of the potential that made him a first-round pick. He will start the year as the first big off the Wizards bench, but if he continues to improve it wouldn't be shocking to see him start alongside Thomas Bryant at some point.
October 7, 2019, 10:51 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner dropped 16 points (5-for-13 FGs) in 24 minutes against the Knicks on Monday.
Wagner hit a three and had three boards, one assist and one block as well. There isn't much else as far as viable candidates to backup Thomas Bryant on the roster right now, so Wagner could see decent minutes to start the season. Pay attention to him in deeper leagues.
October 3, 2019, 12:17 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Wizards C Ian Mahinmi (strained right Achilles) will be treated conservatively and will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
With Mahinmi for at least the first month of the season, there will be extra minutes off the bench for Mo Wagner, while Thomas Bryant will get all that he can handle in the early goings.
August 20, 2019, 8:46 amMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
German national team coach Henrik Rodl announced on Monday that Moritz Wagner was cut from the FIBA World Cup roster.
This might look surprising but Wagner is coming off a year where he rarely stepped into game action, while he looked out of shape in the Summer League last month. It also doesn’t help that Maxi Kleber and Daniel Theis are expected to receive the majority of the minutes in his position. Germany will now travel to China with 13 players and one more cut must be made before the start of the tournament. Wagner on the other hand will have even more time to prepare for the upcoming season with the Wizards.
July 13, 2019, 8:26 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner paced all Wizards players on Saturday with 20 points (6-of-14 shooting), adding eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Wagner has a promising appeal surrounding him at the moment. Given how thin the Wizards' frontcourt is, Wagner has a real shot at earning meaningful minutes once the regular season tips off, so keep an eye on him in camp and the preseason.
July 10, 2019, 1:46 amAdmiral SchofieldPG, Washington Wizards
Admiral Schofield put up a team-high 16 points (4-for-9 FGs, 7-for-7 FTs) with five rebounds, an assist, a block and a triple in defeat on Tuesday night.
A four-year college player, Schofield is actually one of the oldest forwards left on the Wizards. The second-round pick could eventually be on the fringes of fantasy usefulness as a rookie. Moritz Wagner had a decent game off the bench with 13 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer in 19 minutes.
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