Top Shabazz Napier News
Shabazz Napier: Productive as reserve
Napier totaled 29 points (6-17 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 8-8 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 128-117 win over Santa Cruz.
Napier continued to come off the bench Sunday, but he's now tallied at least 20 points in each of his last three appearances. Over his first 10 regular-season outings, he's averaged 22.3 points and 5.1 assists in 30.7 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Drops 20 points off bench
Napier compiled 20 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 29 minutes during Saturday's 91-86 win over Austin.
Napier was held scoreless during the Capitanes' last matchup, but he returned to form Saturday and has now scored at least 20 points in five of his first eight appearances of the regular season. He's averaging 19.8 points and 5.0 assists in 29.9 minutes per game this season.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Posts 40 points in win
Napier logged 40 points (12-19 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, three steals and two rebounds in 35 minutes during Friday's 118-116 overtime win over the Blue.
Napier had topped 20 points in each of his three appearances prior to Friday's matchup, but he reached another level while knocking down six attempts from beyond the arc Friday. He should continue to play a prominent role for the Capitanes moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Drops 23 points off bench
Napier posted 23 points (8-11 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two steals and an assist in 25 minutes during Friday's 136-109 win over the Stars.
Napier came off the bench during Friday's matchup and was efficient from the floor to lead the team's reserves in scoring. Although he could not contribute much in secondary categories, he helped propel the Capitanes to the blowout win.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Tallies 16 points in return
Napier (undisclosed) posted 16 points (5-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and an assist in 22 minutes during Friday's 112-102 win over Austin.
Napier had been sidelined since early December due to an unspecified issue, but he played over 20 minutes in his return to the court Friday. He's now scored in double figures in five of his seven appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Sits in win
Napier didn't appear in Sunday's 116-102 win over Birmingham due to an undisclosed injury/illness.
Napier returned to action Friday against the Squadron after missing time due to a lower-body injury, but he was unable to suit up for Sunday's rematch. It's unclear when he'll be able to get back on the court.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Scores two against Birmingham
Napier (lower body) totaled two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Friday's 112-101 win over the Squadron.
Napier had been sidelined since Nov. 18 due to a lower-body injury, but he returned to action as a starter during Friday's victory. Although he was limited on the scoreboard, it was encouraging to see him back on the court following his absence.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Sidelined against Austin
Napier didn't play Sunday against Austin due to a lower-body injury.
Napier missed Wednesday's loss to Texas for an undisclosed reason, but he returned to action Friday. However, he was sidelined for the second time in the last three matchups during Sunday's victory. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Returns to action
Napier (undisclosed) tallied 16 points (6-13 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two steals and a block in 27 minutes during Friday's 110-100 win over Lakeland.
Napier missed the Capitanes' last game for an undisclosed reason, but he was available Friday and claimed a spot in the starting lineup. Although he was unable to haul in any rebounds, he posted his second-highest scoring total of the season in the win.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Absent from loss
Napier didn't appear in Wednesday's loss to Texas due to an undisclosed injury/illness.
Napier logged 11 points in 29 minutes during Monday's win over the Legends, but he didn't suit up for Wednesday's rematch. The reason for his absence isn't yet known, and his status for Friday's game against Austin is unclear.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Tallies 11 points in win
Napier recorded 11 points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, four assists and two steals in 29 minutes during Monday's 120-97 win over Texas.
Napier has been productive early in the G League season, scoring in double figures in three of his first four appearances. He played under 30 minutes for the first time this year during Monday's victory, although his slight decrease in playing time was likely due to the lopsided final score.... See More ... See Less
Shabazz Napier: Continuing career in Europe
Napier signed a one-year contract Monday with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, Eurohoops.net reports.
After failing to find work at the NBA level in 2020-21, Napier will reboot his career in the EuroLeague. The 30-year-old point guard's deal likely includes an opt-out clause that will allow him to pursue a return to the NBA, should teams submit an offer to his liking. Napier most recently appeared in 56 games between the Timberwolves and Wizards in 2019-20, averaging a career-high10.3 points to go with 4.7 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 three-pointers and 1.2 steals in 24.0 minutes per contest.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Shabazz Napier: Not playing in finale
Napier (ankle) has been ruled out ahead of Thursday's game against the Celtics, Ava Wallace of The Washington Post reports.
Though the Wizards' most recent injury report lists Napier as available, Washington ultimately chose to err on the side of caution by keeping the point guard on the sideline with little on the line in the team's final seeding game in Orlando. Troy Brown will get the start at point guard in place of Napier, who may have played his last game in Washington since he's set to become a free agent this offseason. Napier averaged career-high marks in points (10.3), assists (4.7), rebounds (2.8), three-pointers (1.4), steals (1.2) and minutes (24.0) in 56 appearances with Minnesota and Washington in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Shabazz Napier: Available vs. Boston
Napier is not on the injury report for Thursday's game against Boston.
After missing the last two games, expect Napier to return to the fold -- likely in a bench role -- as the Wizards close out their season.... See More ... See Less
Wizards' Shabazz Napier: Won't play Tuesday
Napier (ankle) was ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bucks, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Napier was considered questionable with the right ankle sprain, and he'll end up missing his second straight contest. Troy Brown will shift to point guard for the Wizards, with Jerome Robinson filling the open spot in the starting lineup.... See More ... See Less
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