September 15, 2020, 6:22 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White was selected to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team on Tuesday, joining Tyler Herro, Terence Davis, P.J. Washington and Rui Hachimura.
After a strong finish to the season, White certainly deserved his selection, joining a host of other impressive rookies on the All-Rookie Second Team. Herro was unlucky not to be named to the First Team, falling short by only one vote. There were a number of rookies who just missed out on selection including R.J. Barrett, Matisse Thybulle, Darius Garland, De'Andre Hunter and Michael Porter Jr.
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August 13, 2020, 11:32 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura (right quad) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Celtics.
Hachimura was a late scratch with right quad soreness. Rui has played well in the bubble and will finish his rookie season with 13.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Jonathan Williams will step up and start in his place.
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August 12, 2020, 1:28 amRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura connected only on 6-of-18 shots from the field but still managed to wind up with a team-high 20 points on Tuesday, adding five rebounds, three treys, five rebounds and one assist.
It was not a pretty sight, given that the only real highlight to Hachimura's line tonight was his 20 points, and yes, also probably his 5-of-6 shooting run at the line, but it was overall a lackluster showing. He's still an interesting project player for this rebuilding team, but Hachimura will need to evolve into a more complete player, if he is to be taken seriously in fantasy.
August 9, 2020, 4:51 pmTroy Brown Jr.SG-SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown had another decent showing on Sunday, notching 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
The Wizards dialed back everyone's minutes but Brown still led the way with 29, and it's clear that he's an important part of the team's future. He's at risk of a rest day or two coming up but if Brown is in Washington's lineup, he belongs in yours too. Rui Hachimura, another important young player for the Wiz, wasn't as helpful today with 11 points and eight boards on 4-of-11 shooting.
August 7, 2020, 10:38 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura put up a team-high 23 points on impressive 10-of-16 shooting from the field, adding six rebounds, one 3-pointer and two assists in Friday's 107-118 loss to the Sixers.
Hachimura has proven that he can score, but his game still lacks regular complementary stats in order for him to become a fantasy commodity. His career is still in its infancy, so there's still hope that he can pull an Andrew Wiggins and learn to add more meat to his stat line.
August 5, 2020, 8:56 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura got the "Ben Simmons treatment" on Wednesday and was shut down, going 2-for-11 from the field to end the game with eight points, eight rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in a team-high 39 minutes.
Ouch. Hachimura slammed into that proverbial "rookie wall" tonight and his owners are the ones who'll be aching the next day. That said, he's still worth riding until the NBA restart ends, due to the Wizards' lack of active productive players. His production isn't going to be pretty, but it'll likely do the trick over your garden variety FA pickup.
August 2, 2020, 5:07 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was quiet in Sunday's loss, playing 32 minutes but returning only nine points, four rebounds, four steals, one steal and one block.
Hachimura went 2-of-6 from the field in a surprising game. Usually he's good for hollow double-doubles without any complementary stats but today he wasn't a factor on offense or the glass. There's a shaky fantasy floor with stat profiles like Hachimura's but his heavy workload should keep him in the mix as a late-middle round guy over the final six games.
July 31, 2020, 9:27 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura hit eight of his 15 shot attempts on Friday in a loss at the hands of the Suns, finishing with 21 points (5-for-5 FT), eight rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes for the Wizards.
Hachimura was actually more effective with his jump shot than down low in this one, hitting 3-of-6 shots from outside the paint (5-for-12 FG inside the paint). The rookie was holding top-50 fantasy value when the season was paused in March but should be more of a top-100 guy as the Wizards move into 2020-21.
July 25, 2020, 11:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura double-doubled with 15 points, 10 rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes vs. the Clippers on Saturday.
Hachimura didn't have a great shooting night in Saturday's scrimmage, shooting 6-of-17 from the field, 0-of-2 from three and 3-of-5 from the free throw line. Hachimura showed promise as a scorer this season and will get extended opportunity to show his skills for the depleted Wizards during the Orlando restart.
July 22, 2020, 6:22 pmTroy Brown Jr.SF, Washington Wizards
Along with Rui Hachimura, the Wizards are giving Troy Brown an increased workload for the NBA restart as he scored 12 points in 25 minutes during Wednesday's loss vs. the Nuggets.
Brown took the second-most shots for the Wizards on Wednesday but struggled to hit the trifecta, missing six of his seven opportunities, while he hit four of his six attempts from inside the arc. He added six rebounds, five assists, three steals and two turnovers. Brown is an intriguing late-round target in resumption leagues as he and Hachimura appear to be the top dogs for the Wizards ahead of the NBA restart.
July 22, 2020, 6:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was the top performer for a depleted Wizards squad on Wednesday as he logged a team-high 26 minutes and nearly had a double-double.
Hachimura will be asked to do a lot more in Orlando as the Wizards are without Bradley Beal, Dāvis Bertāns and John Wall for the NBA restart. Wednesday gave us a preview as Hachimura led the team with 16 points (6-of-14 FG, 1-of-2 3PM, 5-of-6 FT) and nine rebounds. Washington will have a tough time advancing without some of their best veterans, but Hachimura looks like he will have quite a bit of opportunity in Orlando and should be on fantasy rosters for the NBA resumption league.
July 22, 2020, 2:43 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi (right groin soreness) will not play in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Nuggets.
The injury is "nothing serious" according to head coach Scott Brooks. The Wizards will have a starting lineup of Shabazz Napier, Isaac Bonga, Troy Brown Jr., Rui Hachimura, and Thomas Bryant. Bryant will have his minutes severely limited at the outset.
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July 21, 2020, 2:42 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura finished his rookie season as a top-150/135 (8/9-cat) fantasy player.
Hachimura impressed in the preseason and started in each of his 41 games this year, with a 23-game absence (groin contusion/surgery) slowing his momentum substantially. Our big concerns with Hachmiura's fantasy game ended up being on point, as he only averaged 0.8 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.5 threes (on .274 3P%) despite 29.7 mpg. He was able to post 13.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game on a solid .478 mark overall at least, though that's a very hollow stat set — one of the most difficult with which to burst through a late-round ceiling. There will be increasing upside as his game rounds out so we'll be watching Hachimura's progress closely before next season begins.
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.