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Jul 26 2016

Otto Porter

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Analysis: Porter's rookie-scale contract will come to an end next summer, so he'll become a restricted free agent at that time if he doesn't reach agreement on an extension. The former No. 3 overall pick is projected to start at small forward again in 2016-17 after turning in career-best production last season. He averaged 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 three-pointers across 30.3 minutes per game during his third NBA campaign.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 21 2016

Kelly Oubre Jr.

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Analysis: The one year removed one-and-done stole the show this summer excelling in many facets of his game. Over the five game stretch, Oubre led Washington in the scoring, rebounding and steals departments. Last season proved to be a bit of a learning curve for the rookie, but with fellow teammate Alan Anderson still without a contract, it appears Oubre could be looked upon to take big strides for the Wizards this season. Even though Oubre was very impressive, he still shot just 25 percent from three-point land during summer league play. If the 20-year-old develops a more consistent jumper before the season rolls around, he could be ready to take that next step.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 18 2016

Jared Dudley

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Analysis: During the latter half of last season, the Suns experimented with a starting frontcourt of Alex Len and Tyson Chandler, but since both of those players are natural centers, upgrading the power forward spot was a top priority for the organization. The Suns did just that during the draft in June by selecting Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss with top 10 picks, but since neither player is expected to be a major NBA contributor right away, Dudley was brought in on a three-year, $30 million contract to serve as a placeholder at the position. His ability to stretch the floor and guard both perimeter and interior players should earn Dudley plenty of minutes right off the bat, but look for his role to decline as the season rolls along and Bender and Chriss presumably begin to find their footing in the NBA.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 08 2016

Markieff Morris

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Analysis: Morris was detained by airport security on suspicion of marijuana possession, but during a law enforcement investigation the incident, Morris' friend confessed that the marijuana belonged to him. The 26-year-old has had brushes with the law before and wore out his welcome earlier this past season in Phoenix, but it appears the Wizards are comfortable with him as a member of their core. Morris averaged 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists across 26.4 minutes per game in 27 appearances with the Wizards following his February acquisition, and remains under contract through the 2018-19 season.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 02 2016

John Wall

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Analysis: Wall underwent a procedure in early May to 'excise calcific deposits in his patella tendon,' and the expectation is he'll be healthy well in advance of the Wizards' training camp in the fall. Wall is an invitee to Team USA Training Camp at the end of the month, and at this point it seems unlikely he'll be able to participate. For what it's worth, Wall, himself, expressed back in August that he was not optimistic about his chances to make the final, 12-man roster that will head to Rio at the end of the summer.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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May 26 2016

Markieff Morris

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Analysis: Morris has yet to be charged with anything, but the Wizards' forward was stopped in the airport and detained on Thursday afternoon with suspected possession of marijuana. With the legal process just beginning, we won't speculate on a potential suspension for the 2016-17 season. However, once the legal ramifications are released, we should know more about how the Wizards will proceed with the situation. Morris has three years left on his current contract with the Wizards.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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May 05 2016

John Wall

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Analysis: According to a release from the Wizards, Wall will begin rehabbing immediately and is expected to have no trouble being available for the start of the 2016-17 season. The team also announced that Wall underwent another arthroscopic procedure on his right knee in order to 'remove loose bodies.' The Wizards didn't provide any sort of concrete return timeline beyond suggesting that he'll be ready to go for the start of next season, so at this point, it's unclear if Wall's availability for June's Team USA minicamp or the team's training camp in the fall will be impacted. Wall was limited by the injury throughout the final month of the 2015-16 campaign and was reportedly still having trouble bending his knee, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic, so it's probably for the best that he undergoes an operation to avoid the knee becoming a recurring issue in the future.

Injury: YES

Injury Status: Day-to-Day

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Apr 26 2016

Markieff Morris

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Analysis: Morris' time in Phoenix had high points, that included a six-game stretch of scoring double-digit points, and low points, such as serving a two-game suspension for throwing a towel at coach Jeff Hornacek. In February he was traded to Washington and settled in as a starter, serving in that role for 21 of the 27 games he played in. Morris closed out the season averaging 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest. He has three guaranteed years remaining on his current contract, so unless Washington makes a major acquisition this offseason Morris is expected to remain the starter moving forward.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Apr 26 2016

Marcin Gortat

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Analysis: Gortat shot a career-high 56.7 percent from the field. This was good for 13.5 points per game to go along with 9.9 rebounds. Although he missed a total of seven games, the 32-year-old had a great bill of health, only missing three games in mid-January with a knee infection. Gortat additionally missed three games in December to be with his sick mother in Poland and sat out the final game for rest since the team wasn't playoff bound. Gortat will look to continue his success in Washington next year and should be taken in mid-rounds of standard league drafts with three guaranteed years still remaining on his current contract.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Apr 26 2016

Jared Dudley

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Analysis: Dudley contributed 7.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest over 81 total games this season. This output mirrors Dudley's performance last year with Milwaukee during the 2014-15 season in which he averaged 7.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. His consistency should make him worth a look in the final rounds of standard leagues. However, his value could fluctuate depending on where he ends up, as he heads into free agency this summer.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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