July 17, 2019, 11:10 amChasson RandlePG, Washington Wizards
With two open roster spots plus a two-way contract available, the Hawks have a couple more moves to make and Chasson Randle could be an option for them.
Jaylen Adams was waived on Saturday before his contract became guaranteed, while GM Travis Schlenk said he wants to add a veteran to the roster and fill the two-way spot. The Hawks intend to keep one roster spot open for flexibility during the season, so we should expect two more moves before the offseason ends. Behind Trae Young, the Hawks have only Evan Turner who can play backup point guard so there is a need for the position. Randle played last season with the Wizards where he averaged 5.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 15.2 minutes and 49 games. He saw increased time toward the end of the season but was not extended a qualifying offer and is an unrestricted free agent.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 15, 2019, 5:27 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
The 2019 Summer League Second Team is comprised of Rui Hachimura, Lonnie Walker, Anfernee Simons, Jaxson Hayes and Chris Boucher.
Of the bunch, Hachimura looks the most likely to be fantasy-relevant this season. He's going to have a great chance to log minutes for a Wizards team that's short on depth at the forward spots. In three games in Vegas, Hachiumra averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Walker is looking to crack the rotation after an injury-plagued rookie season but might have a hard time outplaying San Antonio's capable guards. Simons could slot into the Portland backcourt with the departure of Seth Curry while Boucher is the reigning G-League MVP and Hayes looks like an interesting long-term prospect next to Zion Williamson in New Orleans.
Source: NBA on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 8:17 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal has yet to receive a contract extension offer from the Wizards, according to Candace Buckner of the Washinton Post.
Beal will be eligble to sign a three-year contract extension worth $111 million with the team on July 26. It's reported that the team intends to make the offer and that Beal has expressed in staying a Wizard for the rest of his NBA career as long the team would have him. He's a young star that established himself as an elite talent last season, but the Wizards are in a half-baked rebuild holding pattern right now and there's some speculation that they could move on. That said, it's unlikely that they will not lock in their best talent for the long haul.
Source: Washington Post
July 13, 2019, 8:26 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner paced all Wizards players on Saturday with 20 points (6-of-14 shooting), adding eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Wagner has a promising appeal surrounding him at the moment. Given how thin the Wizards' frontcourt is, Wagner has a real shot at earning meaningful minutes once the regular season tips off, so keep an eye on him in camp and the preseason.
July 13, 2019, 8:47 amAdmiral SchofieldPG, Washington Wizards
Admiral Schofield has agreed to a three-year rookie contract with the Wizards.
After four Summer League games, Schofield is averaging 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.3 blocks in 20.8 minutes. The Wizards currently have seven wings under contract battling to start across from Bradley Beal so playing time may be difficult for the 42nd overall pick to amass. The Wizards are also now currently one player over the regular season roster size limit.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 8:56 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura led the Wizards with 25 points and nine boards on Thursday night in the win over the Hawks.
Hachimura has been strong throughout the Summer League and should get all the opportunity to play for a very uninspiring Wizards squad.
July 10, 2019, 1:09 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
The Wizards have announced the signings of Isaiah Thomas and Ish Smith.
And now fantasy owners can begin speculating on which player will start, as the Wizards have nobody else to contend with Thomas and Smith at the point guard spot. Smith has proven to be a strong backup and capable fill-in starter, but he's looked overmatched when given the reins for an extended length of time. Thomas is coming back from some terrible injuries and simply wants a chance to prove that he can still play. Both players make for fine fliers late in drafts until we hear who's starting, and Thomas is the play with the higher upside.
Source: Washington Wizards
July 10, 2019, 1:46 amAdmiral SchofieldPG, Washington Wizards
Admiral Schofield put up a team-high 16 points (4-for-9 FGs, 7-for-7 FTs) with five rebounds, an assist, a block and a triple in defeat on Tuesday night.
A four-year college player, Schofield is actually one of the oldest forwards left on the Wizards. The second-round pick could eventually be on the fringes of fantasy usefulness as a rookie. Moritz Wagner had a decent game off the bench with 13 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer in 19 minutes.
July 10, 2019, 12:30 amTroy Brown Jr.SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown (left knee contusion) has been ruled out for remainder of Tuesday night's Summer League game against the Clippers.
Brown had just two points on two shots in seven minutes before exiting the game. He's been looking much-improved this summer and could be someone to watch in case he nabs a starting role on a shallow Wizards team next fall.
Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 1:18 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas says he is 100 percent healthy and ready to produce at a high level again.
Thomas said that he went into free agency with the mindset of finding a team that would give him the most opportunity to show that he is back to his old self. With the Wizards, Thomas finds ample opportunity as John Wall is looking unlikely to play this year after the team submitted an injury exception and Tomas Satoransky is now on the Bulls. The 30-year-old Thomas is just three years removed from finishing in the top five in MVP voting and is going to make for an intriguing late-round gamble in fantasy drafts due to his diffence-making abilities pre-injury.
July 8, 2019, 8:56 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had another good game on Monday, this time with 19 points (6-of-14 FGs, 7-of-8 FTs), seven boards, a steal and a block in 29 minutes.
Hachimura could be looking at solid minutes as a rookie because of his age and the current state of his team. It seemed like few scouts agreed on where he should be picked, but if his skills translate, he could be one of the better fantasy rookies this coming season.
July 8, 2019, 8:48 pmTroy Brown Jr.SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown Jr. had another quality game, providing 16 points (6-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes in Summer League on Monday vs. the Nets.
Brown has been looking the way you'd hope a 15th pick would play after a year of learning the NBA game. With the thin depth chart in Washington, he could be looking at big minutes and a decent role that makes him worth watching closely in standard fantasy leagues.
July 8, 2019, 5:49 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant has officially re-signed with the Wizards.
His deal is believed to be for three years and $25 million. Bryant became a solid, undervalued fantasy contributor last season and figures to have a similar outlook going forward as the Wizards embark on a rebuild. The only potential obstacle is Scott Brooks' allocation of minutes, but the roster isn't exactly brimming with alternatives.
Source: Washington Wizards
July 7, 2019, 1:16 amTroy Brown Jr.SF, Washington Wizards
Troy Brown Jr. scored 18 points in Saturday's 84-79 win over the Pelicans, adding 15 rebounds, two assists, one block and four turnovers.
This was a great game for Brown Jr. as he not only led the Wizards in points but also in rebounds. The 15 boards were a nice surprise as he took advantage of relatively poor shooting night by the Pelicans. He remains a hot/cold player but is forecasted to have a moderate role in an already thin Wizards backcourt.
July 7, 2019, 1:02 amJonathon SimmonsSF, Washington Wizards
Candace Buckner of the Washington Post is reporting that the Wizards have released Jonathon Simmons.
Simmons was acquired along with the 42nd pick in the draft for cash considerations. It's clear that the draft pick is really what Washington wanted, and there's no sense in keeping a veteran bench wing on a rebuilding roster.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter