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Washington Wizards guard John Wall tore his Achilles in February and is expected to miss the entire 2019-2020 season. While the timetable for Achilles rehab could theoretically put Wall on track to return near the end of next season, the Wizards plan to be cautious with their point guard. Wall should be off the fantasy re-draft radar at this point. Expect to see Bradley Beal and Ish Smith play most of Washington's guard minutes, with Smith in particular in line for an increase in production as the team's starting point guard.
Point guard Isaiah Thomas will be joining his seventh NBA franchise, as the veteran has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Thomas joins a Wizards club that saw last seasons primary point guard, Tomas Satoransky, agree to a deal with the Chicago Bulls. As John Wall continues his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon which has his availability for the 2019-20 campaign in question, the addition of Thomas gives Washington a former two-time All-Star who is looking to reclaim his elite status. Should Thomas prove to be healthy, he could bounce back in a significant way from a fantasy perspective.
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant chose to remain with the Wizards after re-signing with them in free agency. Last season Bryant started on the bench but towards the end of the season earned his spot in the starting lineup. In the last ten games of last year, Bryant averaged 31.7 minutes a game. In those 10 contests, Bryant produced 16.5 points and 10.2 boards an outing. Also during that span, Bryant had almost a three-pointer and a block a game. The sample size is very small but if those rebounding numbers were extended for an entire season Bryant would've been the eight best rebounder in the league last season. For fantasy owners, Bryant should come into the season with very little fanfare and may be able to be had for a late round draft pick.
After striking out on all the leagues marquee free agents, the New York Knicks have agreed to a deal with power forward Bobby Portis. The Knicks have signed a lot of fours in the early days of free agency so exactly how Portis fits on this roster is still up for debate, but Portis is a young player who averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in 50 contests last year for the Bulls and Wizards. In Washington, he shot 40.3 percent from deep and hell likely come off the bench as a stretch four option for the Knicks this season. If he can stay near the 26 minutes per game he averaged last year, Portis can remain an intriguing, high-floor fantasy option, though with the Knicks also signing Julius Randle and Taj Gibson, it remains to be seen what, exactly, Portis will be asked to do.
Point guard Tomas Satoransky will have a new home next season, joining the Chicago Bulls via a sign-and-trade with his former home, the Washington Wizards. For the time being, Satoransky will man the starting point guard spot while rookie Coby White comes off the bench. Satoransky is a capable player who started 54 games for the Wizards last year, averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 assists in those contests. Id expect numbers along those lines this year with possibly a slight rise in scoring, which makes Satoransky an intriguing fantasy option at what will likely be an ADP in the late-middle of drafts. His dynasty value is tougher to figure out with White behind him, but hell be a solid producer in redraft leagues.