March 8, 2020, 10:17 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura did not play well against the Heat on Sunday as he put up zero points on 0-of-8 shooting in 40 minutes of action.
Hachimura has been playing well since he recovered from his groin contusion, but this performance was not pretty. Chalk this one up as a fluke game and hope that he bounces back next time out there. The Wizards have no reason to bench him, so the opportunities will be there for him to turn it around if he hits a cold spell.
March 4, 2020, 12:48 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura went 6-for-9 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line to end Tuesday's loss to the Kings with 20 points, six rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists and two steals.
Hachimura has been a steady source of efficient scoring since recovering from his groin contusion. Outside of Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans, Hachimura has been the only other Wizard so far who has pinged on standard-league radars. He's rolling and doesn't look like he's slowing down, so enjoy the ride.
March 1, 2020, 11:06 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura put up 15 points (6-of-7 FT), eight boards and one 3-pointer while facing the Warriors on Sunday.
Hachimura is a solid producer, and his role with the Wizards is nicely established at this point. You can bank on a decent amount of points and rebounds to go along with a 3-pointer and solid percentages on most nights. He's a useful end of the roster option in 12-team formats, and he has some upside if the Bradley Beal were to ever shut it down.
February 26, 2020, 10:03 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura saw 27 minutes in his start on Wednesday night, scoring 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbing four rebounds.
The 17 points were behind only Bradley Beal's 30 points on the night, as Hachimura continues to be a go-to option for the Wizards on offense. Davis Bertans came off the bench to score 14 points in 30 minutes of action, although struggled mightily going 5-for-13 (4-11 3PT) from the field.
February 24, 2020, 5:32 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans (sore right knee) will not play during Monday's game.
Bertans scored 22 points in 37 minutes on Sunday but will miss the second half of the back-to-back. Without him, Rui Hachimura is in a good spot for a big night versus the Bucks.
Source: Chris Miller on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 9:38 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was serviceable against the Bulls on Sunday, dropping 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four turnovers.
Hachimura has a decent opportunity in front of him to close out the season for the Wizards and makes sense as an end-of-the-roster option in standard leagues. His role as the second option is stable, and if Bradley Beal were to miss games he would have even more upside.
February 21, 2020, 9:47 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was a solid performer for the Wizards on Friday, chipping in 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, plus seven rebounds, one triple, three dimes and two steals.
Hachimura has been playing well as of late and figures to have a strong finish this season as the team's second scoring option behind Bradley Beal. We like the trey, boards and steals tonight and as long as he keeps those peripherals going a top-120 finish in 2019-20 might be a realistic expectation
February 11, 2020, 10:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had the most defensive stats of his season on Tuesday with two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes in a win over the Bulls, while also going for 20 points (7-of-12 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), four rebounds and three assists.
Hachimura hasn't done much outside of points, rebounds and percentages this season, so it's notable when he grabs some steals and blocks. The rookie has the opportunity put up some nice numbers if he can add something to his game.
February 11, 2020, 7:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Scott Brooks said that both Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner will be available to play for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, but they will have their minutes monitored.
It makes sense as both players missed significant time dealing with injuries not too long ago. With Thomas Bryant out of action, they'll still see heavy usage in the frontcourt. There should be extra minutes for Davis Bertans and Ian Mahinmi with this news.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
February 9, 2020, 8:42 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura put up 12 points (5-of-13 FG, 1-of-2 FT), 11 rebounds and one 3-pointer on Sunday against the Grizzlies.
Another decent day of work from Hachimura, who has now had three useful outings since returning from his groin injury. His game is not setting the world on fire, but the Wizards want to develop him during the second half of the season, and Hachimura has the ability to put up double-doubles with 3-pointers when given the opportunity.
February 7, 2020, 9:39 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had a solid outing on Friday, helping push the Wizards to a 119-118 win over the Mavs with 17 points (7-of-12 shooting), six boards, one assist, two 3s and two steals.
Since returning from his groin injury, Hachimura has scene his value arrow point upward. Given that the Wizards have nothing to play for this season, Hachimura's development will be one of the team's top priorities. He's someone to watch (and add if possible) for a strong second half.
February 3, 2020, 12:50 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (groin) will be available to play in Monday's game.
Big news for the Wizards, who will get their talented rookie back from a 23-game absence after a groin contusion ultimately required a surgical procedure. Expect some minutes restrictions for a bit, but he could definitely close the year with a bang and is a nice add in most formats because of the opportunity headed his way.
Source: Washington Wizards
February 1, 2020, 6:27 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (groin surgery) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Nets.
Hachimura is close to returning, but he is expected to have a hard minutes limit upon his return. He's worth an end of bench flier if he's available on waivers, but it's going to take a few games before Hachimura gets enough minutes for standard league value.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
January 31, 2020, 5:46 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (groin surgery) is questionable to face the Nets on Saturday.
This is where we expected him to land after hearing Hachimura has a chance to appear on Saturday. Exercise some patience as Hachimura is about to turn the corner on his comeback, and it is worth seeing if he can start to round out his fantasy game as his rookie season progresses in Washington.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 31, 2020, 12:23 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (groin surgery) had "a good practice" on Friday and has a chance to return for Saturday's game against the Nets.
So much for Hachimura having "a great chance of coming back" on Saturday, as Scott Brooks so enthusiastically declared yesterday. With Brooks noncommittal about Hachimura's availability, fantasy managers have no choice but to await another report prior to game time. That said, he has very low fantasy appeal now that the Wizards are nearing full healthy. Aside from a few scoring outbursts, Hachimura is still averaging a woeful 0.4 threes, 1.6 assists and 0.1 blocks on the season, which was always the concern with his monotone statistical profile.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter