Washington Wizards

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  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) was able to participate in a limited session on Wednesday, all of it being non-contact work.

    Thomas is still a ways away from returning to the court but this is a step in the road to recovery. Continue to monitor his status as the regular season approaches as there could be fantasy value for Thomas as he may end up having the largest role he has seen his days in Boston.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter.

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (ankle) and Justin Robinson (ankle) were both able to practice in full on Wednesday.

    Bonga and Robinson will look to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Sixers. Neither should be drafted in standard redraft leagues.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Jalen Jones
    G, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed guard Jalen Jones to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Jones averaged 5.1 points and 2.1 rebounds for the Cavs last campaign. He is off the fantasy radar at this point.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have waived forward Justin Anderson.

    The team also waived Jemerrio Jones and Phil Booth. Booth will head to training camp with the Go-Go of the G League.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards have signed center Anzejs Pasecniks to an Exhibit 10 deal.

    It's likely that Pasecniks will end up in the G League. However, with Ian Mahinmi injured it makes sense for the Wizards to add some depth.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Justin Robinson
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Justin Robinson (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday, but coach Scott Brooks said he doesn't believe the injury is serious.

    Robinson has a couple of days to get ready for the preseason finale on Friday, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out that one. Robinson could carve out an early-season role with the Wizards dealing with so many injuries but isn't worth targeting on draft day.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga (ankle) was limited in Tuesday's practice, as he fights off an ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's preseason game.

    The Wizards have one game left in the preseason, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Bonga miss that one. Bonga is still in contention to be the team's starter at SF, though Davis Bertans was with the ones in Tuesday's practice.

    Source: Fred Katz on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Both Davis Bertans and Rui Hachimura were wearing the white jerseys, joining Ish Smith, Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant as starters in Tuesday's practice.

    There were whispers of the Wizards shifting the sharp-shooting Bertans up to the three spot as the team deals with a multitude of injuries, and this practice is a good indication of the team doing so. Bertans makes for a nice late-round pick for his propensity to knock down triples.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas (left thumb surgery) has been shooting with both hands recently but there is still no timetable for his return.

    Thomas is roughly four weeks post-surgery and looks to be getting closer to a return. He will miss the first chunk of games and then will compete with Ish Smith for minutes at the PG position. Thomas will have every opportunity to show that he still has it and makes for a fine late-round lottery ticket.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Justin Anderson
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga, Justin Anderson, Admiral Schofield and Jordan McRae are all candidates to start at small forward when the Wizards begin their regular season next week.

    Most of the Wizards’ starting lineup is secured, but injuries have eliminated top small forwards Troy Brown and CJ Miles from the rotation for the foreseeable future. The decision will reportedly come down to a second-year player packed with potential who lacks in-game experience, a training-camp invitee who signed a non-guaranteed contract, a rookie who has to do what he is told and a veteran accustomed to fighting for a roster spot. The Wizards have one more preseason game left on Friday in Philadelphia, and the four-man race will continue, but whoever emerges will only have short term value as the Wizards will likely insert Troy Brown to the lineup once he is back from the left calf strain he suffered before training camp.

    Source: The Washington Post

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Moritz Wagner did it all in 24 minutes vs. the Bucks, registering 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Wagner was productive in his last game vs. the Knicks as a starter, but this time he was great coming off the bench. The Wizards are going to lose a lot of games and Wagner will have opportunities to earn himself minutes on this rebuilding roster. After not getting many opportunities during his rookie campaign, keep Wagner in mind as you approach the last rounds of your draft.

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Against the Bucks on Sunday, Rui Hachimura produced 10 points (4-of-13 FGs, 1-of-8 FTs), 12 rebounds and three steals.

    It was a mixed bag for Hachimura overall. While it is great to see the counting stats, Hachimura would be a real drain on fantasy rosters if he shot this poorly throughout the season. He is still slated for a starting role on the Wizards, and is well worth a late-round flier to see if he can continue to deliver numbers without the inefficient shooting.

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant had a nice performance on Sunday vs. the Bucks, scoring 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting with five rebounds.

    Bryant was also 4-of-8 from 3-point range. It is starting to look like Bryant will easily eclipse his average of 0.5 3-pointers from last year. He did this all in 26 minutes of action, and continues to look like a strong mid-round selection.

  • Justin Robinson
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Justin Robinson will start in place of Ish Smith during Sunday's preseason game versus the Bucks.

    Smith was questionable coming into the night, but with Isaiah Thomas sidelined the team would rather be cautious. Robinson is worth a flier in DFS.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Jordan McRae
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Jordan McRae (groin tightness) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Bucks.

    McRae logged 18 minutes during Friday's preseason game and must have aggravated the injury then. The Wizards may be thin at point guard with Ish Smith also being considered questionable.

    Source: NBA Injury Report