Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant is poised to make his 2021-22 season debut on Wednesday. Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said barring anything unforeseen that Bryant would be available to play against the Orlando Magic. Bryant has missed nearly one year of action since tearing his left ACL in January of 2021.
Prior to his injury, Bryant has blossomed into a solid starting center for the Wizards. In three seasons in Washington, Bryant has averaged 11.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and one block per game.
Unseld Jr. previously said Bryant will be worked into the frontcourt mix when he returns. Washington is deep in frontcourt options with Daniel Gafford and Kyle Kuzma entrenched as starters, and Montrezl Harrell, Davis Bertans and the recently returned Rui Hachimura backing them up.