July 1, 2020, 7:03 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Wizards center Thomas Bryant told the media that he is "100 percent healed" from a stress fracture in his foot and is doing everything on the basketball court ahead of the NBA resumption in Orlando.
Bryant struggled to stay healthy prior to the league suspension as he played in 38 out of 64 games while the team also had him on a strict minutes limit for several of the contests that he was able to play. He is an intriguing fantasy option for the NBA restart but his recent injury history should be considered at draft time.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 11:20 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant notched a modest double-double on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points (5-of-9 FG), 10 rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes of play vs. the Knicks.
Bryant's playing time has been so sporadic lately and the Wizards have no incentive to push him to play if he isn't at full strength. He is not a reliable fantasy option the rest of the way and can safely be cut in shallower leagues.
March 6, 2020, 5:31 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant will get the start when the Wizards face the Hawks on Friday.
Bryant missed Wednesday's game for "injury management" purposes, which is likely a weakness for fantasy purposes until the end of this season. Bryant should only get better and will hit 12-team value once his minute's cap gets into the 20s, but for the moment you will have to roll with the low minutes the best you can.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 1:23 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will not play during Wednesday's game.
The Wizards are also deeming this "injury management" on the second half of a back-to-back. Bryant scored 12 points in just 20 minutes of action on Tuesday as the team eases him back. Ian Mahinmi should see a larger role against the Blazers, but don't expect anything spectacular.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 12:30 amThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant saw just under 20 minutes on Tuesday, an improvement from his 15-minute limit in recent games, and was able to put up a productive outing with 12 points (4-of-4 FG, 2-of-2 FT), two triples, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.
Bryant's raised minutes cap is the biggest takeaway here, aside from the fact that he didn't miss single shot from anywhere on the floor, of course. The across-the-board production was just enough to make standard-league managers use him to a degree of success tonight. The minutes are ramping up and so is his production.
March 1, 2020, 11:02 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant was moved into the starting lineup on Sunday against the Warriors, during which he posted 12 points (5-of-6 FG), two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.
Bryant has shot well since returning last week, but his minutes remain stuck in the mid-teens. Eventually, the minutes will get back up into the 20s and that will make him a standard-league asset. Try to ride this out assuming you're not costing yourself a playoff spot in the process.
February 29, 2020, 12:16 amThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant took another step forward on Friday, logging 18 minutes off the bench and notching 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, two 3s and three dimes.
This marks a slight, 20 percent increase in Bryant's minutes, and as you can see, the production is already there waiting to be further unleashed. He did fail to record a block nor a steal and also missed both freebie attempts at the line. Overall, given Bryant's recent pace on his road to full recovery, he should be standard-league viable once he's playing minutes in the low-to-mid 20s. Yes, his per-36 numbers reflect that, so owners need to exercise a bit more patience.
February 26, 2020, 10:06 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant, still being load managed, turned 15 minutes into eight points and seven rebounds on Wednesday night.
Bryant is still working his way back from his right foot injury and has his minutes being monitored. He won't have any big games until his minutes start to creep back up, but the per-minute production tonight shows the potential this young center has when fully healthy.
February 24, 2020, 12:45 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant will sit out on Monday against the Bucks as a form of load management for his sore right foot.
Bryant returned from a four-game absence out of the All-Star break but has played just 16 and 14 minutes in his two games back, and will now sit on this back-to-back after playing yesterday. Mortiz Wagner and Ian Mahinmi should pick up the slack at center, and Bryant might be tough to hold onto in standard leagues unless his minutes start to ramp up.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 9:50 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans was good for 22 points, four rebounds, five 3-pointers, one steal and six turnovers vs. the Bulls on Sunday.
You know what you are signing up for with Bertans. 3-pointers and points will be the nightly outlook and anything else is a bonus. He remains a very reliable mid-round value. Thomas Bryant did not do much in comparison, seeing just 14 minutes, during which he tallied four points, five rebounds and a steal. Bryant's workload will increase with time, just hang in there as he should be good for mid-round value as well when he receives 30 minutes a night.
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