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Wizards’ Tim Frazier expected to play after nasal fracture

Tim Frazier

Despite undergoing a nasal fracture surgery recently, Washington Wizards point guard Tim Frazier is still expected to see action on Thursday when they face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has apparently now adjusted to the mask he will be wearing during games, and it won’t cause him any discomfort, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Washington.

The 27-year-old Penn State product missed the team’s last game before the All-Star break. The good news was they were still able to win versus the New York Knicks despite being very thin in their backcourt. With John Wall still recovering from the knee procedure he underwent in late January, the Wizards only have Frazier and Tomas Satoransky manning the point guard spot for them. The two have shared the minutes and have been holding the fort for the team with the five-time All-Star sidelined. Frazier’s averages of 3.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 15.3 minutes per game may seem pedestrian at best, but it’s a far cry from how he is on the floor, being a steady playmaker for the Wizards.

Thursday night will be a big one for the Wizards as they will look to defeat the reigning Eastern Conference champions and send a message to them that they are a force to be reckoned with once the playoffs starts. With Frazier seeing action, he will definitely give head coach Scott Brooks more options in the guard rotation, and should provide them with quality minutes whether he starts or comes off the bench once again.