Washington Wizards Roster
- Eastern Southeast
- Capital One Arena
Washington Wizards guard John Wall (Achilles) is not expected to play during the 2019-2020 season. Wall has progressed to doing 5-on-5 work in the G League before the league suspended play. It sounds like Wall is continuing to workout at home, but the team doesn't seem to think he'll return this season. It sounds like the plan is for Wall to return healthy next season despite him having more time to recover due to the current hiatus. The Wizards aren't going anywhere this season, so the Wizards don't have much incentive to push Wall back to the court.
Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant recorded his eighth double-double of the season on Tuesday, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 boards in a 122-115 win over the Knicks. He shot 5-for-9 from the field and 4-for-5 at the line, even making one attempt from three-point range. Bryant, who also had two assists and one steal on Tuesday, has proved that he can be a productive player when he gets enough minutes, but injury issues have kept him back. He's been on a minutes restriction and this was only his second outing across his last nine games where he logged over 20 minutes of action. In the next matchup, Bryant faces a tough Boston team, who have the fourth-best defensive record in the league against centers.
Washington Wizards point guard Shabazz Napier recorded his second consecutive 20-point game on Tuesday, going for 21 points on 6-for-12 shooting against the Knicks. He was 3-for-7 from downtown and a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Napier also had six assists, three steals and a pair of rebounds. With Ish Smith (hamstring) out, Napier got a promotion to the starting lineup and he's impressed at both ends of the court. Getting it done offensively will be difficult in the next matchup, though, as the Wizards take on the Celtics, who boast the fourth-best defense in the league.
Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal overcame a slow start and dropped 39 points on the Knicks in Tuesday's 122-115 win, shooting 11-for-25 from the field and 13-for-16 at the line. He had four triples along with seven assists, three rebounds, three steals, and one block. Beal has now scored 25-plus points in 22 of his last 23 games. His scoring run will put to a serious test in the upcoming games, as the Wizards face Boston, OKC, and Philly, who can all keep it tight defensively. With that said, one of Beal's ten 40-point games this season was against the Celtics back in November, so he could still easily go off again on Friday.
Washington Wizards guard Jerome Robinson (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the New York Knicks. He was unable to play in Sunday's game due to left Achilles soreness. Isaac Bonga would be in line for another start if Robinson is unable to play. Robinson is worth grabbing in deeper formats if he's able to get healthy and get on the court soon.