Washington Wizards
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Jared Butler
Jared Butler drops career-best 22 points in loss
Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 9:34 AM
Jared Butler accumulated 22 points, two rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and a pair of triples across 31 minutes in Sunday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: Butler finished his third NBA season with averages of 6.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 14.1 minutes in 40 appearances. It wasn't a phenomenal season from a statistical standpoint, but Butler's strong play down the stretch earned him a three-year deal with Washington. He averaged 9.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals across 22.7 minutes over the final 16 games of the season, and the 22 points are a new career high.
Eugene Omoruyi
Eugene Omoruyi scores career-high 26 points
Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 9:32 AM
Eugene Omoruyi finished Sunday's loss to Boston with 26 points, two rebounds, five assists and four three-pointers.
Analysis: Omoruyi averaged just 8.8 minutes per game across 42 appearances before Sunday's eruption, and he topped out at 16 points on February 4. The third-year man out of Oregon nearly matched his season high in the first half with 15 points, and he cruised past it through the final two quarters of the game. Omoruyi's 23 minutes were second-fewest on the team, though he finished second in shot attempts and came away with an efficient 11-of-17 mark from the field. The 26 points are a new career-high for Omoruyi, who finished behind only former Ducks teammate Payton Pritchard (38) for game-high in the scoring department.
Anthony Gill
Anthony Gill available, starting vs.Celtics
Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 6:40 AM
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Anthony Gill (right knee soreness) will play and start alongside Johnny Davis, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdjia and Patrick Baldwin Jr. against the Celtics on Sunday.
Analysis: Gill will start in place of Tristan Vukcevic, who has been ruled out with a right ankle sprain. Gill started two games ago and had 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks in 36 minutes against Minnesota.
Jordan Poole
Poole, Holmes, Vukcevic ruled out vs. Boston
Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 6:36 AM
NBA Injury Report
Jordan Poole (illness), Richaun Holmes (left toe contusion) and Tristan Vukcevic (right ankle sprain) have been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with Boston.
Analysis: Vukcevic will join Poole and Holmes on the sidelines after he suited up for their last game, which should allow Anthony Gill to return to the starting unit. Deni Avdija will take on the point guard duties once again after finishing with 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in their last game.
Tristan Vukcevic
Tristan Vukcevic, Anthony Gill questionable Sunday
Sat, Apr 13, 2024, 12:12 PM
NBA Injury Report
Tristan Vukcevic (right ankle sprain) and Anthony Gill (right knee soreness) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Celtics.
Analysis: Vukcevic, who has recently been Washington's starting center, tweaked his ankle during Friday's loss to the Bulls but remained in the game. If Richaun Holmes (toe, questionable) is not available to play, Vukcevic and Gill will handle the center duties in Sunday's season finale. Provided they're available themselves.
Jordan Poole
Jordan Poole, Richaun Holmes questionable Sunday
Sat, Apr 13, 2024, 12:05 PM
NBA Injury Report
Jordan Poole (illness) and Richaun Holmes (left big toe contusion) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Celtics.
Analysis: Poole and Holmes were questionable ahead of Friday's loss to the Bulls, with both being declared out. The Wizards have nothing to play for in their season finale, so active league managers should set their rosters with the expectation that Poole and Holmes won't play much if available. Jared Butler is worth adding to lineups, especially if Poole sits, while Tristan Vukcevic will be a valuable option in the frontcourt as long as he's available.
Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma (ankle) ruled out Sunday vs. Celtics
Sat, Apr 13, 2024, 12:00 PM
NBA Injury Report
Kyle Kuzma (right ankle sprain) is out for Sunday's game against the Celtics.
Analysis: Sunday's game will make five straight on the sideline for Kuzma to end the season. Entering the year with a Yahoo ADP of 81.7, he performed to that standard in 8-cat formats. In 70 games, Kuzma averaged 22.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 2.2 3-pointers, shooting 46.3% from the field and 77.5% from the foul line. An average of 2.7 turnovers per game helped push Kuzma outside the top 100 in 9-cat formats, but he should not last past the 8th round in standard league drafts in the fall.
Deni Avdija
Deni Avdija drops 23/12/8 stat line vs. Chicago
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 4:21 PM
Deni Avdija accumulated 23 points (9-of-15 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, eight assists, and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes in Friday's loss to the Bulls.
Analysis: Avdija finished Friday's defeat two assists shy of his first triple-double, but he did notch his 18th double-double of the season. He's only missed one game since March 21, and the Wizards appear fine playing Avdija despite the team not having anything to play for. That bodes well for his availability for Sunday's season finale in Boston, and Deni could be in for another solid stat line if Tyus Jones, Jordan Poole, and Kyle Kuzma remain out.
Johnny Davis
Johnny Davis hits four 3-pointers, scores 15
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 4:13 PM
Johnny Davis played 25 minutes in Friday's loss to the Bulls, amassing 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, two assists, one steal, and four 3-pointers.
Analysis: Davis has reached double figures in two straight games, with Friday's point total being a season-high. While the overall line wasn't imposing, the 3-point shooting (4-of-5) stands out. Davis has struggled with his shot for most of his two NBA seasons, so any progress made by the former lottery pick should not be overlooked. Only Corey Kispert hit more 3-pointers than Davis on Friday, as he made six and tallied 23 points (8-of-15 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), seven rebounds, six assists, and one blocked shot in 40 minutes. Washington finishes its season with a game at Boston on Sunday.
Patrick Baldwin
Patrick Baldwin Jr. posts 19/12/4/1/1 stat line
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 4:05 PM
Patrick Baldwin Jr. shot 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from the foul line in Friday's 129-127 loss to the Bulls, tallying 19 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.
Analysis: Baldwin has reached double figures in three straight games, recording a double-double on two occasions. Also noteworthy about this run is that he's shot 50% of better from the field in all three. Like many young players this time of year, Baldwin's fantasy value depends on which veteran are (or aren't) available. Unless there's a sudden desire to get Kyle Kuzma back on the floor for Sunday's season finale, Baldwin makes for an intriguing play in active fantasy leagues.
Johnny Davis
WAS starting Avdija, Davis, Kispert, PBJ, Vukcevic
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 12:49 PM
NBA Lineups
Deni Avdija, Johnny Davis, Corey Kispert, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and Tristan Vukcevic will start Friday's game against the Bulls.
Analysis: Jordan Poole (out) and Anthony Gill are the Wizards who drop from the starting lineup, with Davis and Vukcevic being their replacements. For those competing in DFS tournaments, Avdija and Kispert are worthy of consideration, as the Wizards will lean heavily upon them for production.
Eugene Omoruyi
Eugene Omoruyi (illness) active Friday vs. Chicago
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 11:30 AM
Bijan Todd on Twitter
Eugene Omoruyi (illness) is available for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Analysis: Omoruyi was upgraded from questionable to available, and he's likely to play rotation minutes off the bench. However, Tristan Vukcevic and Anthony Gill are better options for fantasy managers whose leagues are active.
Jordan Poole
Jordan Poole, Richaun Holmes out Friday vs. Bulls
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 11:27 AM
Bijan Todd on Twitter
Jordan Poole (illness) and Richaun Holmes (left big toe contusion) are out for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Analysis: Poole and Holmes were initially questionable for Friday's game. Regarding the latter, his absence will leave Tristan Vukcevic in the starting lineup. As for Poole, Jared Butler has the most to gain regarding playing time and opportunities to serve as the lead guard.
Tristan Vukcevic
Tristan Vukcevic (knee) available Friday vs. Bulls
Thu, Apr 11, 2024, 11:56 AM
NBA Injury Report
Tristan Vukcevic (left knee soreness) is available for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Analysis: Vukcevic did not play in Tuesday's loss to the Timberwolves, which led to Anthony Gill moving into the starting lineup. Vukcevic has been solid as a starter, but he could come off the bench if Richaun Holmes (toe, questionable) is available to play.
Jordan Poole
Poole, Holmes, Omoruyi questionable Friday
Thu, Apr 11, 2024, 11:49 AM
NBA Injury Report
Jordan Poole (illness), Richaun Holmes (left toe contusion), and Eugene Omoruyi (illness) are questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Analysis: While Poole has been a fixture in the starting lineup since Tyus Jones suffered a back injury, Holmes has missed Washington's last seven games. Rookie Tristan Vukcevic has benefitted the most from Holmes' absence, with Omoruyi remaining in a reserve role. If Poole cannot play, Jared Butler would have the most to gain among Washington's reserve guards.
Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma (ankle) ruled out Friday vs. Chicago
Thu, Apr 11, 2024, 11:45 AM
NBA Injury Report
Kyle Kuzma (right ankle sprain) is out for Friday's game against the Bulls.
Analysis: Kuzma remains sidelined for another game, with either Johnny Davis or Patrick Baldwin Jr. replacing him in the starting lineup. Neither player has lit things up for the Wizards when allowed to start, so they won't be worth streaming on a 15-game night.
Patrick Baldwin
Patrick Baldwin Jr. turns in 15/6/4/2 line
Tue, Apr 9, 2024, 5:30 PM
Patrick Baldwin Jr. got the start on Tuesday and contributed 15 points (6-of-11 FGs), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three triples against Minnesota.
Analysis: Washington played this game without Marvin Bagley, Richaun Holmes and Tristan Vukcevic, which resulted in PBJ and Anthony Gill holding down the minutes down low. Against Rudy Gobert, that wasn't the ideal answer. Still, both Baldwin Jr. and Gill (15/9/3/0/3) were able to provide strong stat lines, even if it didn't result in a win. PBJ and Gill should see big minutes over Washington's final two games of the season, but they shouldn't be on anybody's draft board next year.
Corey Kispert
Corey Kispert scores team-high 25 with 5 triples
Tue, Apr 9, 2024, 5:26 PM
Corey Kispert led Washington with 25 points (9-of-17 FGs), three rebounds, five assists and five triples in a 130-121 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Wizards surprisingly dominated Minnesota early in this game, and Kispert was at the center of that. He scored eight points in the first five minutes, and Washington took a 19-5 lead early and led 44-26 at the end of the first quarter. That lead didn't last, but Kispert was still able to had at least 20 points and five 3-pointers for the second straight game. Washington only plays two more games this season, but Kispert should continue to pour in the triples to close out the season. However, a strong end to the year shouldn't make him an enticing option next season, since he did the same thing to close last season.
Jordan Poole
Jordan Poole scores 24 with five 3-pointers
Tue, Apr 9, 2024, 5:22 PM
Jordan Poole lit up the Timberwolves with 24 points (9-of-22 FGs), three rebounds, six assists, one steal and five triples on Tuesday.
Analysis: Washington got off to a hot start in this game and quickly raced out to a 19-5 lead, with Poole scoring eight points in the first five minutes. The lead didn't last long, but Poole was still able to finish with a solid stat line. He has now scored at least 20 points in four straight games, which is his longest streak this season. The Poole that we were hoping to get when we drafted him has finally arrived, it's just long past when most managers needed him. Hopefully this is the player that we will get to start next season.
Patrick Baldwin
WAS starting Poole, Kispert, Deni, Baldwin, Gill
Tue, Apr 9, 2024, 1:35 PM
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Jordan Poole, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija, Patrick Baldwin Jr., and Anthony Gill will start Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.
Analysis: The Wizards have made two changes to their starting lineup for Tuesday's game. Gill fills the void left by Tristan Vukcevic, who has been ruled out with a sore knee. The other change is Baldwin, who replaces Johnny Davis. Davis is healthy and will come off the bench.


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