Wizards news: Tim Frazier to miss next 2 practices with strained groin
The Washington Wizards have officially begun training camp to kick off the 2017-18 campaign with the first group of practices.
However, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post is reporting that fourth-year guard Tim Frazier has suffered a groin strain that will keep him out of practice for a few days.
Correction: Tim Frazier has a Grade 1 groin STRAIN. Brooks said it happened during today’s practice. Brooks projects he’ll sit out next 2
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) September 28, 2017
This may possibly put him out of action for the Wizards’ first preseason game on Monday, Oct. 2 against Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. There would be no reason to risk him suffering any setbacks or additional injuries, especially in an exhibition game against a non-NBA team
Frazier is coming off his most productive campaign where he averaged 7.1 points on 40.3 percent shooting from the field with 5.2 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals in 23.5 minutes per contest in 65 games played with 35 starts. This includes playing in a significant role with former All-Star guard Jrue Holiday out to start the season where he averaged 8.9 points, 6.9 assists, and 1.0 steals as the starting point guard.
The 26-year-old is slated to take up a bench role behind All-Star point guard John Wall as the primary backup this upcoming season. The Wizards mark the fourth team in as many years that he has played for since entering the league.