Washington Wizards Roster
- Eastern Southeast
- Capital One Arena
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal currently remains off the trade market. Still, that could change at some point throughout the year, primarily with the nine-year veteran entering the final season of his current contract. Washington would certainly love to keep Beal on the roster moving ahead. Nonetheless, if signs point toward him walking away next Summer, the team may be more inclined to get something back while it still can, making a potential in-season trade to a club such as the Celtics a realistic possibility. The 28-year-old averaged a career-high 31.3 points in 2020 while also adding 4.7 boards, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steals. His health has been rocky over the previous few seasons, and his shooting percentages from deep need to improve. However, Beal is expected to remain an effective fantasy producer, regardless of the uniform he is wearing.
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (knee) starting dunking a few weeks ago. This is a step in the right direction, and it comes after the big man tore his ACL early during the 2020-21 campaign. Before going down with the injury, Bryant was averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds throughout 27 minutes. While he isn't expected to return for at least a few more months, he is worth a stash in fantasy leagues of all formats. His presence on the court will also undoubtedly cause Montrezl Harrell's fantasy stock to decrease as well, although managers don't have to worry about that for a while.
Washington Wizards guard Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) has been cleared for basketball activities. Thanks to a sign-and-trade agreement with the Nets, Dinwiddie joined his new club on a three-year, $62 million deal. The 28-year-old was a prime producer during his five years in Brooklyn, and he finished the 2019-20 campaign by averaging a career-high 20.6 points and 6.8 assists. However, he suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee early on last season, but fortunately, he is expected to be ready to go when the season kicks off in October. Fantasy managers in need of an everyday option at the one should keep him in mind, although his poor shooting percentages will negatively impact those in category formats.
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (knee) will miss the beginning of the 2021-22 NBA campaign. The 24-year-old suffered a torn left ACL early last season, which was unfortunate considering he was averaging a career-high 14.3 points while shooting nearly 43 percent from deep. However, even when healthy, his days as an everyday fantasy option are likely over as long as he remains in Washington, primarily after the team acquired Montrezl Harrell from the Lakers on draft night.
With the 22nd pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected Kentucky center Isaiah Jackson, then traded Jackson to the Indiana Pacers for guard Aaron Holiday. It's a weird trade for the Wizards, who acquire a player who averaged 7.2 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game last year for the Pacers. As for Jackson, he provides some insurance for the Pacers, who have a strong frontcourt in Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner but have also been involved in a lot of trade rumors when it comes to Turner.