February 21, 2020, 9:42 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) returned to action on Friday and was able to see 16 minutes off the bench, producing eight points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and two blocks.
Bryant missed both shot attempts from the line which dampened his otherwise encouraging first game back since experiencing a setback with the stress reaction in his right foot. He's going to be brought along slowly but assuming his progression goes without delay this time around, Bryant can flirt with top-30 value if he gets minutes in the high 20s to low 30s.
February 21, 2020, 5:25 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (right foot soreness) will be active for Friday's game vs. the Cavs.
Bryant will make his return after missing the last four games for the Wizards. His role has been as steady as it was earlier in the year, but he remains a top-100 asset that you should feel confident deploying in your lineup. The Wizards are back in the playoff conversation in the pathetic Eastern Conference, and Bryant remains one of their best players if they are going to make a push.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 5:51 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (right foot soreness) is questionable to play on Friday.
Bryant sat out the four games before the All-Star break but was able to go through practice on Wednesday, so we're cautiously optimistic that he can get back on the floor tomorrow. He's been a slight letdown with just top-100 standing this season, but he belongs in all lineups whenever he's active.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 20, 2020, 10:25 amThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) went through Wednesday's practice but the Wizards still have not set his status for Friday's game.
Bryant has missed the last four games before the All-Star break and also missed over a month with a right foot stress reaction sustained in early December, so the Wizards are rightfully taking it slow with their big man. Injuries have obviously slowed him down somewhat but when healthy, he's been a top-100 value on the year. If Bryant has to miss more games, Moritz Wagner looks like the biggest beneficiary. Expect an official status for tomorrow's game to come down some time tonight.
Source: Candace Buckner 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 5, 2020, 12:58 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will miss at least two games.
Bryant has dealt with this issue before and the Wizards want to be careful. This should mean more minutes for Ian Mahinmi. Bryant has averaged 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 blocks this season.
Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter
February 3, 2020, 10:27 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant came off the bench on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting to go with seven boards, three dimes and two blocks.
Bryant played 29 minutes off the bench compared to Ian Mahinmi's nine minutes as a starter and even though Coach Brooks stated he wanted to limit Bryan'ts minutes, tonight was enough to get the job done. It doesn't really matter if Bryant starts as long as he can hover near the 30-minute mark, the mid-round value upside should shine through.
February 1, 2020, 11:12 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant came off the bench again on Saturday but was still able to make an impact with 17 points (7-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds, one triple and one block in 25 minutes.
The Wizards are just being cautious with Bryant and are managing his workload. His production is still there and should see an eventual spike once his minutes are cranked up.
January 30, 2020, 9:28 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two assists and one block on Thursday vs. the Hornets.
Bryant has strung together some strong games and it's mostly due to his minutes limit being lifted. It's hard to get into a rhythm when you play short spurts and he'll be providing mid-round value now that he's set free.
January 28, 2020, 11:29 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant's minute limit was lifted on Tuesday and the big man responded by dropping 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.
Bryant was officially back in form tonight and he did so with a vengeance. Remember, Bryant was able to flirt with top-30 value before being sidelined and is now rewarding everyone who gave him the patience he deserved. Expect better and bigger things ROS.
January 26, 2020, 9:29 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans struggled from deep on Sunday against the Hawks, going 2-of-9 from 3-point range, but still put up 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.
Bertans cannot be stopped. His versatility to bring a handful of rebounds, assists, steals and blocks makes him an easy mid-round value. His role should be secure whether or not Thomas Bryant's minutes rise. Bryant still started ahead of Bertans, but he only received 18 minutes, during which he registered 11 points and five rebounds. The minutes should go up with time for Bryant, just hang in there.
January 23, 2020, 9:24 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting to go with three rebounds and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Bryant is still on a minutes limit and although the Wizards won in a blowout, he didn't produce much outside of his scoring. He's difficult to hold onto for now, but after what he showed us earlier this season, owners should hang tight and try to see how things fare after his minutes ramp up.
January 22, 2020, 11:56 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi posted a double-double on Wednesday with 10 points (3-of-8 from the field), 10 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes.
Mahinmi has been a top-70 player over the past two weeks, averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game. He's worth a look in standard leagues as he continues to start and outplay Thomas Bryant (six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes on Wednesday).
January 20, 2020, 5:10 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant finished Monday's game with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes.
Bryant also elbowed Andre Drummond while attempting to secure a rebound. While Bryant is still coming off the bench, this was an improvement considering his recent performances. However, Ian Mahinmi was excellent in a starting role during this one.