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Wizards' Kyle Kuzma: Remains sidelined Friday
Kuzma (ankle) won't play in Friday's game versus the Spurs.
Kuzma will miss his third straight game Friday due to a right ankle sprain. Corey Kispert and Deni Avdija have seen expanded roles in his absence. Kuzma's next chance to suit up is Sunday's matchup with Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Still out Friday
Beal (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Spurs.
Beal was unavailable for the second half of a back-to-back set Wednesday against the Nuggets, and he'll sit out a second consecutive game two days later. Kyle Kuzma (ankle) will also remain out, so Jordan Goodwin, Corey Kispert, Johnny Davis and Deni Avdija should continue to see increased run for the Wizards.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Jordan Goodwin: Gets double-digit minutes again
Goodwin finished Wednesday's 118-104 loss to the Nuggets with 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.
Following a six-game stretch earlier this month in which he sat out twice in coach's decisions and logged between four and 13 minutes over his four appearances, Goodwin looked like a fringy member of head coach Wes Unseld Jr.'s rotation. However, the situation has changed for Goodwin over the last two games, as he's taken on minutes loads in the teens while going an impressive 7-for-12 from the field between those contests. The absence of Kyle Kuzma (ankle) for the past two contests and Bradley Beal (knee) for Wednesday's game may have played a factor in Goodwin's boosted playing time, so his role will be keeping an eye on once the Wizards are back to full strength.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Shines in move to starting lineup
Avdija registered 16 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 118-104 loss to Denver.
With Bradley Beal (knee) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) out, Avdija made his first start of the month. The 22-year-old put up an impressive stat line, leading the Wizards in rebounds and assists. Over the last three games, Avdija is averaging 9.7 rebounds, and If Beal and Kuzma miss more time, Avdija could start complementing the boards production with more offense. He has played at least 30 minutes and scored 15 points or more in the last two games.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Corey Kispert: Struggles with shot in start
Kispert ended with nine points (3-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists over 31 minutes during Wednesday's 118-104 loss to the Nuggets.
Kispert has started four of the last five games, partially due to Bradley Beal (knee) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) missing time. The second-year guard had another opportunity, but he couldn't knock down shots, as he tied his season high with six missed threes. Kispert also failed to help in other categories and finished with a pedestrian box score. Even if Beal and Kuzma miss more time, Kispert will be tough to trust as a streaming option.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kristaps Porzingis: Foul trouble slows output
Porzingis logged 25 points (11-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists over 22 minutes during Wednesday's 118-104 loss to Denver.
Porzingis made his first six shots of the game, scoring 13 of the Wizards' first 16 points. He ran into foul trouble in the first half, however, limiting his minutes and taking a potential monster game off the table. The rest of the night ended up being disappointing for Porzingis, who saw his streak of five straight games of multiple blocked shots come to an end. He also posted his lowest rebound total since Dec. 12.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Starting with Beal, Kuzma out
Avdija will start Wednesday's matchup against the Nuggets, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
With Bradley Beal (knee) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) out, Avdija will draw his first start since Feb. 28. In his last 10 nods, Avdija has averaged 10.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Ruled out Wednesday
Beal (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Beal was questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup due to a sore left knee, and he'll be held out for the second half of a back-to-back set. Jordan Goodwin, Corey Kispert, Johnny Davis and Kendrick Nunn are candidates to see increased run Wednesday, especially since Kyle Kuzma (ankle) has also been ruled out.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Termed questionable for Wednesday
Beal is considered questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets due to left knee soreness, Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports.
It's worth noting that Wednesday's game is the second of a back-to-back set, so the Wizards could explore resting their star player. Beal is still just questionable officially, so it will be worth monitoring his status as the 7 p.m. ET tipoff approaches.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Jay Huff: Scores 29 points in win
Huff posted 29 points (12-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal across 31 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Swarm.
Huff was one of the leading scorers for Capital City in this one, and he continues to make an impact every time he has to suit up at the G League level. The big man out of Virginia has made just seven appearances with the Go-Go this season and is averaging 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds across 23.0 minutes per tilt.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kendrick Nunn: Minimal rotational role
Nunn provided three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and two steals across five minutes during Tuesday's 122-112 loss to Orlando.
Nunn enjoyed consistent playing time for two months in January and February but has seen his playing time minimize since the start of March, averaging just 5.6 minutes over his eight appearances while not appearing in three games. As long as Washington's backcourt remains remotely healthy, there isn't much to see here in terms of Nunn's fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kyle Kuzma: Won't play Wednesday
Kuzma (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
Kuzma will miss both halves of Washington's current back-to-back set due to an ankle sprain described as "pretty significant." In his absence, Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija and Anthony Gill are candidates for increased roles, but the Wizards will likely rely heavily on Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis. Kuzma's next chance to suit up will come Friday against the Spurs, though he can likely be considered questionable, at best, for that contest.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Monte Morris: Solid in Tuesday's loss
Morris had 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and eight assists across 32 minutes during Tuesday's 122-112 loss to the Magic.
The 27-year-old point guard appears to be finding his form again, scoring in double digits in four of the last five games and averaging 11.0 points, 4.2 assists, 3.6 boards and 1.2 threes over that stretch while playing 26.8 minutes a night. With Kyle Kuzma (ankle) potentially out for a few games, Morris could see his usage and production rise further, but he'll remain a complementary option behind Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Deni Avdija: Double-double off bench
Avdija racked up 15 points (5-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 122-112 loss to Orlando.
With Kyle Kuzma (ankle) sidelined, Avdija saw his biggest workload in over a month and turned it into his ninth double-double of the season. The third-year forward remains inconsistent -- he's scored in double digits only three times in 11 games so far in March -- but with Kuzma potentially out for a while, Avdija could have some short-term fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kristaps Porzingis: Hits for 30 in Tuesday's loss
Porzingis racked up 30 points (12-22 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 122-112 loss to the Magic.
After sitting out Saturday's contest due to illness, Porzingis looked pretty healthy Tuesday as he led the Wizards in scoring. He also snapped out of a brief shooting funk that had seen him go just 1-for-14 from three-point range over his prior three games. Through 10 games in March, the 27-year-old big is averaging 23.7 points, 7.8 boards, 2.9 assists, 2.2 threes, 1.8 blocks and 1.1 steals while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Kyle Kuzma: Dealing with significant sprain
Wizards' coach Wes Unseld said that Kuzma, who will miss Tuesday's game, is dealing with a "pretty significant [ankle] sprain," Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports.
Unseld added that he was "shocked" that Kuzma could play through the ankle sprain Saturday, so it sounds like there's been a lot of swelling, which could turn into a multi-game absence. Corey Kispert, Deni Avdija and Anthony Gill will likely pick up the slack while he's out, and it should be Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis doing the heavy lifting on offense. For now, Kuzma should be considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.... See More ... See Less
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|B. Beal SG Bradley Beal SG||Knee|
|K. Kuzma PF Kyle Kuzma PF||Ankle|
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