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5 things to know about new Wizards forward Mike Scott

5 things to know about new Wizards forward Mike Scott

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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2017-18 Wizards roster review: Tim Frazier

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2017-18 Wizards roster review: Tim Frazier

To wrap up the 2017-18 season, we are looking at each player on the Wizards' roster. Today, we evaluate Tim Frazier's season...

Player: Tim Frazier

Position: Point guard

Age: 27

2017-18 salary: $2 million

2017-18 stats: 59 G, 14.2 mpg, 3.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.1 bpg, 39.5 FG%, 30.4 3P%, 76.7 FT%, 44.5 eFG%, 105 ORtg, 107 DRtg

Best game: 1/27 at Hawks - 4 points, 14 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 2-for-5 FG

Season review: The Wizards tabbed Tim Frazier to be their backup point guard nearly a year ago when they sent a second round pick to the New Orleans Pelicans on the eve of draft night. They viewed Frazier as the solution to their years-long search for a capable backup behind John Wall. Frazier had thrived as a replacement starter in New Orleans and the Wizards saw him as worth a draft pick, even though he had just one year left on his contract.

Frazier began the season as the primary backup point guard, but ultimately lost the job to Tomas Satoransky once Wall went out with a left knee injury. Frazier became the starter and Satoransky the backup, but through two weeks Satoransky outplayed him and became No. 2 on the depth chart once Wall returned. Then, when Wall went down for months late in the season, Satoransky started and Frazier backed him up.

Frazier never found consistency as he moved back and forth between roles. His minutes, points and assists averages were all career-lows.

The Wizards added competition to their roster for Frazier and Satoransky midseason, first by signing Ramon Sessions in March and then adding Ty Lawson just before the playoffs began. That led to Frazier being inactive for four of the Wizards' six postseason games.

All in all, it was a frustrating year for Frazier. He even had to deal with a broken nose and surgery to repair it after getting inadvertently kneed in the face by Bobby Portis in a game against the Bulls in February.

Frazier has been part of small group of Wizards players continuing to work out at the team facility this summer. He has been there along with Wall, Ian Mahinmi and Jason Smith. That said, it does seem likely Frazier returns given how the Wizards used him this season. He was completely out of the rotation for extended periods of time.

Helping his cause in that regard is that the Wizards have his Bird rights, meaning they can re-sign him while going above the salary cap. They currently have five open roster spots and not much money to spend. Frazier could represent a cheap option and help them fill out their roster.

Potential to improve: Shooting, on-ball defense, consistency

More player season reviews:

John Wall, PG

Bradley Beal, SG

Otto Porter, SF

Markieff Morris, PF

Marcin Gortat, C

Kelly Oubre, Jr., SF

Tomas Satoransky, PG

Ian Mahinmi, C

Ty Lawson, PG

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Markieff Morris goes 1-on-1; no All-NBA votes for Beal?

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Wizards Tipoff podcast: Markieff Morris goes 1-on-1; no All-NBA votes for Beal?

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman, Chris Miller caught up with Wizards power forward Markieff Morris. Morris looked back on the 2017-18 season and gave his side on what needs to be fixed.

Chris and Chase Hughes also had a heated debate about Bradley Beal not receiving any All-NBA votes. Chase is an awards voter and defended his ballot. Chris wasn't having any of it.

They also went into the conference finals and what it would mean if the Rockets beat the Warriors.

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