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March 15, 2019, 6:12 pmTrevor Ariza - F - Washington Wizards
Trevor Ariza (sore right knee) and Sam Dekker (sore back) will be available to play the Hornets on Friday.
Ariza can be deployed as usual while Dekker can be left on the wire.
Source: Wizards on Twitter
March 14, 2019, 5:47 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker (lower back soreness) is questionable for Friday's tilt with the Hornets.
Dekker was a late scratch on Wednesday but his status doesn't change anything in fantasy circles.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 13, 2019, 6:50 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker (back) will not play on Wednesday.
Dekker is on the edges of Washington's rotation so there's no fantasy fallout here.
Source: NBC Sports Wizards on Twitter
February 8, 2019, 9:40 pmWesley Johnson - F/G - Washington Wizards
Wes Johnson played 15 minutes off the bench but didn’t do much, scoring two points to go with a rebounds and a block in Friday’s easy win over the Cavs.
Johnson wouldn’t have gotten to 15 minutes if the game had been closer and aside from temporarily bumping San Dekker from the rotation (DNP-CD), there’s no reason you should be considering him in any format.
January 29, 2019, 6:17 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker (back spasms) is available to play in Tuesday's game against the Cavs.
Dekker will return from a one-game absence. He's only an option in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
January 29, 2019, 1:28 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker (back spasms) went through shootaround on Tuesday and is a game-time decision against the Cavs.
Dekker will move back into his reserve power forward role if he can play but is not on the fantasy radar.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
January 28, 2019, 5:59 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker (back spasms) is questionable for Tuesday's game with the Cavs.
Dekker may have to put the revenge game on hold. He's been a fleeting deep-league asset for the shorthanded Wizards but this news really isn't impactful outside the deepest of leagues.
January 27, 2019, 7:26 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker will not play on Sunday as he's dealing with a back injury.
Word didn't come out until players had already been locked into fantasy lineups. Dekker's offered up occasional deep-league lines in the wake of Washington's injuries but generally isn't a recommended option.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
December 28, 2018, 5:38 pmMarkieff Morris - F - Washington Wizards
Markieff Morris (upper back, neck stiffness) will not play on Friday vs. the Bulls.
Morris was expected to sit this one out and with Otto Porter (knee) also unavailable, Jeff Green looks to have a busy night while Sam Dekker and Thomas Bryant also get a little more space to operate.
Source: Wizards XTRA on Twitter
December 16, 2018, 9:19 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker made the most of Kelly Oubre Jr. getting traded and Markieff Morris being injured by scoring 20 points with five boards, four assists and three steals against the Lakers.
The rotation was slightly off tonight with Trevor Ariza still unavailable to play. Expect Dekker to go back to his emergency depth role shortly.
December 10, 2018, 9:36 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker made his Wizards debut in Monday's loss to the Pacers, scoring two points with a rebound, an assist and two steals in 10 minutes of action.
Markieff Morris struggled (2-of-11 from the field) and also dealt with a little bit of foul trouble so Dekker got the call. He's clearly over his ankle sprain and probably won't be a huge factor in Washington's rotation, so there's not much need to monitor him in fantasy.
December 10, 2018, 7:03 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
Sam Dekker is active on Monday and available to make his Wizards debut.
We'd be surprised if he did, however. Dekker was sidelined with an ankle injury in Cleveland and there hasn't been any update on his condition, though the fact that Washington put him on the active roster suggests that he's close. Dekker isn't an fantasy option.
Source: Zach Rosen on Twitter
December 7, 2018, 7:20 pmSam Dekker - F - Washington Wizards
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Washington Wizards have entered the George Hill-Matthew Dellavedova trade as a third team and will be receiving Sam Dekker for Jason Smith.
Well, the wheels keep turning on this one so we’ll have to see how all the pieces look when the dust settles.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 7, 2018, 6:13 pmSam Dekker - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Sam Dekker (ankle) has been included in the George Hill trade and will also be moving to Milwaukee to play for the Bucks.
Dekker, Sheboygan's own, returns home and joins Ersan Ilyasova, Thon Maker and Tony Snell on the Bucks' bench where he'll have a hard time separating himself from those two on a nightly basis.
Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter