Claimed off waivers from the Lakers in July, the 6-foot-11 center made the most of a new opportunity, averaging 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 72 games (53 starts). He shot 61.6% from the field, the highest single-season mark in Wizards history. And he even showed the ability to make some 3-pointers, connecting on 33 for the season.
Bryant struggled with consistency and on defense, where his 1.00 defensive plus-minus rating ranked 48th of 72 centers in the league. But the athletic 21-year-old showed plenty of upside in his first full season in the league.
Bryant, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, was a restricted free agent, so the Wizards had the right to match any deal for him.