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Here are five things to know about new Wizards forward Mike Scott, who agreed to sign with them on a minimum free agent contract on Tuesday morning...

1. Scott is a 6-8 forward who at his best is a solid 3-and-D rotation piece. He shot 39.2 percent from three in his last full season in 2015-16 and posted an impressive 104 defensive rating. Only Ian Mahinmi had as good of a defensive rating on the Wizards last year. Scott should provide the Wizards a hard-nosed forward with some versatility on both ends to back up Otto Porter and Markieff Morris.

2. Much like Jodie Meeks, the Wizards are buying low on a guy who has seen his career go off track in recent years. For Meeks it was all about injuries, while Scott is coming off a tough season where he played only 18 games and shot 29.3 percent from the field. Much of his year was spent in the D-League. He also had an ailment of his own, left knee soreness, that held him out early last season. Scott last played in the NBA on Feb. 15. He was soon after traded from Atlanta to the Suns, who promptly cut him. Scott has also dealt with legal troubles stemming from a 2015 drug arrest, though the felony was dismissed. 

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3. Scott is from Chesapeake, Va. and starred at the University of Virginia before leaping to the NBA following his redshirt senior season. He played his high school ball at Deep Creek in Chesapeake and then Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va where former Wizards guard Jordan Crawford was his teammate. Scott helped head coach Tony Bennett bring the program back to prominence and finished his career one of the most decorated players in Cavaliers history. As a Virginia-native, Scott is a fan of the Redskins.

4. He has an absolutely great nickname. According to his Basketball Reference page, he is also known as The Threegional Manager, an ode to Michael Scott, the famous character played by Steve Carell in the Office. Now all the Wizards need is an Assistant (to the) Threegional Manager. Regardless, that is instantly one of the best nicknames in D.C. sports.

5. Scott is covered in emoji tattoos. Check out these photos from last year's Hawks Media Day:

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