August 9, 2020, 4:42 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant had a rough go on Sunday afternoon, scoring nine points (2-for-8 FG) with five rebounds, a 3-pointer and two blocks.
Bryant went 1-of-5 from deep, and while he can shoot, his predilection for the long ball will limit his efficiency from time to time. He also played just 23 minutes and we might see the Wizards pump the brakes on him now that they're officially eliminated from the playoffs. Mortiz Wagner took advantage of the extra run and put up 12 points, three boards and a steal in 21 minutes, and is someone that would have to be scooped up if Bryant sat in either of Washington's final two contests.
August 6, 2020, 8:40 amMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner has no impact in Wednesday's loss to Sixers, scoring five points and grabbing three boards in 17 minutes.
Wagner has been virtually non-existent since the restart, averaging 3.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game. He has struggled with his game on both ends of the court and has only shot 31% from the floor in Orlando, and was one of the worst players on the floor Wednesday, racking up a game-low minus-17 plus-minus.
August 2, 2020, 5:12 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner was invisible for the second straight game on Sunday, scoring two points with a steal in seven minutes of action.
Wagner scored two points in his 14 minutes during Friday's re-opener and has been unable to build on a strong regular season so far in Orlando. There should be more minutes coming his way with today's loss to eighth-seeded Brooklyn basically ending Washington's playoff dreams, but right now it's hard to trust Wagner as even a desperation fantasy option. He had a lengthy run as a top-120 player earlier in the year but Wagner doesn't look anything like that guy right now.
July 31, 2020, 11:08 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner scored just two points against the Suns on Friday, adding three rebounds in 14 minutes of action in the loss.
Wagner was a non-factor in this one as he only attempted three shots while he was on the floor. The second-year power forward has an immense amount of talent but has battled various injuries in 2019-20. It wouldn't have been terribly surprising to see the Wizards hold him out until next year, but he was healthy prior to the NBA hiatus that began in mid-March so the team decided to let him suit up. The Magic made a similar decision with Jonathan Isaac.
July 27, 2020, 6:17 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moe Wagner turned in a well-rounded performance, scoring 11 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 22 minutes during Monday's loss to the Lakers.
Wagner did a bit of everything for the Wizards on Monday, contributing across the board. After a strong start to the season, an ankle injury brought to a halt the development of the Michigan product. With Davis Bertans sitting out the resumption period, Wagner has an opportunity to carve out a meaningful role. He is worth a look in the final rounds of drafts and there is certainly a world in which he outperforms his ADP.
July 21, 2020, 2:21 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moe Wagner capitalized on his opportunity in Washington, finishing his second NBA season with top-175 value.
Wagner was actually clicking along as a quiet top-120 player in the early going but was unfortunately felled by a left ankle sprain that cost him nearly 30 games. He was a popular add at the time, as his own injury occurred shortly after Thomas Bryant's foot problems. While Wagner missed out on an opportunity to post big numbers, there were plenty of positives to take away. After averaging 9.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.4 3-pointers in 19.1 mpg, at least it's clear that he's far from being a bust. Expect a healthy Wagner to continue to earn more minutes in the future as the Wizards usher in their next era.
March 8, 2020, 9:17 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moe Wagner went to the locker room with a trainer during the fourth quarter against the Heat on Sunday.
Wagner had posted four points, four rebounds and one assist before exiting the scene. He has some potential when given a bigger role in the rotation, but the Wizards have been getting healthier lately, limiting Wagner to under 20 minutes per game. He's just a deep league flyer in that role.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 12:38 amMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moe Wagner started in place of Thomas Bryant (foot) on Wednesday and chalked up nine points, nine rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes.
Wagner had four fouls tonight, which isn't a surprise considering he was overmatched against Hassan Whiteside for the most part. The sophomore has been a nice surprise for the Wizards this year but is only a deep-league asset for the time being.
February 26, 2020, 5:25 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Dāvis Bertāns (right knee soreness) will play in Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Nets.
Bertāns will return to the floor on Wednesday after missing the Wizards' last game. Bertāns can be fired up across all formats. Moritz Wagner could see his minutes decrease with Dāvis back in the mix.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 10:49 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner was strong off the bench with eight points (1-of-3 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), 10 boards and five dimes in 28 minutes in an overtime loss to the Bucks at home on Monday.
Thomas Bryant (right foot) sat out this game, so the 28 minutes for Wagner likely won't last once both big men are active. Wagner is a wise option for deep-leaguers that need good percentages from a center.
February 12, 2020, 9:45 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner was assessed two technical fouls on Wednesday and finished the game with six points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.
Wagner is going to take a hit in value when Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) returns, which could be the first game after the All-Star break. Wagner will be a drop in standard leagues when Bryant returns. He could have late-round value in 14-team leagues, but he has low upside when the Wizards are healthy.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 5:35 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Coach Scott Brooks said on Tuesday that Thomas Bryant's re-evaluation went great and that he could return as early as the first game after the All-Star break.
It sounds like Bryant will not be suiting up for Wednesday's game as well after being ruled out of Tuesday's game earlier. This is positive news for Bryant owners, as foot issues have derailed his season up to this point. We will continue to update Bryant's situation as more information rolls along. Moritz Wagner will continue to see extra run in the meantime.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 6:19 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will not be available for Tuesday's game.
Moritz Wagner looked excellent in 24 minutes on Sunday and is an interesting streaming play. Ian Mahinmi could also see more action without Bryant around.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 9, 2020, 8:37 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans was solid in Sunday's game vs. the Grizzlies, registering 15 points (6-of-13 FG), six rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal.
Bertans has settled into this line of late and remains a mid-round value on the strength of his 3-pointers. The rest of the box score will not blow you away, but an elite shooter from deep still has his usefulness in fantasy circles. Mortiz Wagner also had a solid line off the bench, going for 19 points, nine rebounds and one 3-pointer over 24 minutes. He has some streaming appeal right now and makes for a deep league pickup.
February 3, 2020, 12:52 amMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner (left ankle sprain) is available for Monday's matchup with the Warriors.
Wagner was having a nice season and was a hot pickup when Thomas Bryant got hurt a few months ago, but his poorly timed injury has kept Wagner on the shelf since December 12. We'll see what his role looks like now. Deep-league GMs who have been relying on Ian Mahinmi might want to start making other plans.
Source: Washington Wizards