August 13, 2020, 2:45 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant finished his season with a bang on Thursday, dropping 26 points with nine rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two triples.
Bryant was 10-for-15 from the floor and was dominant on both ends of the floor tonight. It helps that they played against the Celtics' B-team, but Bryant logged 33 minutes and looked healthy in the bubble.
August 12, 2020, 1:33 amThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant played just 26 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks, finishing the game with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting, adding eight rebounds, two 3s, one assist and one block.
Bryant has been a solid mid-round play for the duration of the Wizards' seeding games, able to chip in across multiple categories for well-rounded performances most of the time. He's going to be someone you shouldn't sleep on in 2020-21 fantasy drafts.
August 9, 2020, 4:42 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant had a rough go on Sunday afternoon, scoring nine points (2-for-8 FG) with five rebounds, a 3-pointer and two blocks.
Bryant went 1-of-5 from deep, and while he can shoot, his predilection for the long ball will limit his efficiency from time to time. He also played just 23 minutes and we might see the Wizards pump the brakes on him now that they're officially eliminated from the playoffs. Mortiz Wagner took advantage of the extra run and put up 12 points, three boards and a steal in 21 minutes, and is someone that would have to be scooped up if Bryant sat in either of Washington's final two contests.
August 7, 2020, 10:34 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant had an awesome performance against the Pelicans on Friday, going for 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting, adding eight rebounds, one assist, two 3s, two steals and two blocks.
Bryant's game is back in full swing now that he's had chance to fully recover from the stress reaction in his foot. Tonight's line is an example of the enormous potential that he brings to both the real-life and fantasy tables. He should be worth a solid mid-round pick come the 2020-21 fantasy draft.
August 5, 2020, 8:51 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant played well on Wednesday, considering his tough matchup against Joel Embiid and was able to double-double with 19 points (8-of-17 shooting) and 10 rebounds.
Bryant also added an assist, one 3-pointer, two steals and four blocks to round out his line for the night. He's proving once again that his inert potential is just waiting for the right time to be unleashed. Bryant should be make for an intriguing mid-round pick with nice upside in the mid-rounds of 2020-21 drafts.
August 3, 2020, 6:54 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant was once again the Wizards' best, ending with 20 points and 11 rebounds, adding three blocked shots, one assist and a pair of 3-pointers during Monday's loss to the Pacers.
Bryant continues his resurgence for the understrength Wizards, dropping a second consecutive double-double. On a team looking for offense, Bryant finds himself in an ideal situation and should be able to continue putting up sizeable numbers on most nights.
August 2, 2020, 5:09 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant feasted on a thin Nets frontcourt with 30 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four threes on Sunday afternoon.
Bryant dropped a dud on Friday against the Suns but responded nicely today, shooting 12-of-20 from the field in his 37 minutes of action. He's had no trouble holding off the "competition" for minutes behind him and will be a featured player for a Wizards team that's basically playing out the string. Expect middle-round numbers (with upside, obviously) as long as he's able to stay on the floor and out of foul trouble.
July 31, 2020, 9:55 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant played 33 minutes in a start for the Wizards on Friday vs. the Suns and struggled mightily with his shot (4-for-12 FG, 1-for-4 3PT).
Bryant did not look confident on the offensive end of the floor, but some rust is to be expected from essentially every player involved in the NBA restart. He ended his evening on Friday with 10 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals, which is an all-around contribution. With the Wizards missing multiple key players, the seeding games in Orlando should provide Bryant with opportunity to make some strides heading into 2020-21.
July 25, 2020, 10:51 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant scored 13 points with seven rebounds, one steal and three triples in 21 minutes on Saturday.
Bryant was a popular mid-round target in fantasy drafts this season, but he didn't deliver on the hype. He was a top-120 player in 9-cat leagues this season and should be in that territory next season. It doesn't seem likely he will ever reach his mid-round upside that fantasy GMs were hoping for before this season.
July 22, 2020, 6:28 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant started in Wednesday's contest against the Nuggets but saw just seven minutes of action.
It was reported that Bryant would have his minutes severely limited and that came to fruition in their first scrimmage game. Bryant was unable to contribute much in such limited minutes and will have to see his workload increase in order to produce fantasy value. This is a situation to monitor over the next week to see if his minutes will continue to be limited once the games count.
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.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
July 21, 2020, 3:01 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant failed to take a big step forward in 2019-20, ending the year with top-120/110 value (8/9-cat) while batling injuries.
Byrant missed 24 games with separate right foot problems, but even before he got hurt his production wasn't in line with middle-round expectations after he had a great close to the 2018-19 season. He gets credit for shooting .407 on his 3-point attempts, but he simply couldn't carve out enough playing time to really jump up the rankings. His points (12.1), rebounds (6.8) and steals (0.4) all increased slightly, but nothing out of line with his three-minute increase in playing time, while his blocks stayed level at 0.9. A healthy season might have people singing a different tune but Bryant, who will also have to contend with a rising Moe Wagner, has some on-court limitations that might prevent him from ever being a true workhorse. Improved speed and agility will be crucial to his long-term outlook but he should hold steady with a floor near the top-100.
July 19, 2020, 9:21 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant stated that he felt "fine" and is no longer dealing with any ill effects from COVID-19.
Bryant was able to return to basketball activities on July 17, and seems to have recovered as well as one could hope. He still will face injury and minute restrictions, and that will keep his role in check when the games pick back up in the bubble. It's feasible for the Wizards to make a push if the Nets roster of backups collapses when the season resumes, but it is still hard to imagine Bryant taking on a significant workload.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
July 17, 2020, 5:51 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Following time away with the coronavirus, Thomas Bryant practiced with the Wizards for the first time on Friday.
Bryant had tested positive back on July 9, and with his return to practice, he should have a good chance to be ready for games when the Wizards return to live-action. This season has been a wash for Bryant due to injuries and minute restrictions, and its hard to discount that history if you are examining him as a redraft target for play in Orlando.
Source: Chase Hughes on Twitter
July 9, 2020, 8:35 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Both Thomas Bryant and Gary Payton II have tested positive for COVID-19 and did not accompany the Wizards to Orlando on Thursday.
Scott Brooks mentioned that the Wizards were missing some players and didn't disclose why they were absent, so the dots were fairly easy to connect. Bryant's the big name for fantasy purposes here, and if he ends up sitting out the Orlando games it'll mean plenty of work for Moe Wagner, Ian Mahinmi and Anzejs Pasecniks. As for Payton, he was in line for minutes in a thinned-out backcourt but his potential absence would help players like Troy Brown and Jerome Robinson.
Source: Ava Wallace on Twitter