The Washington Wizards will hold training camp Oct. 2 -9 at George Mason University, the team announced.In that span the Wizards play their preseason opener at Charlotte on Oct. 7, one of eight preseason games. After concluding camp, Washington hosts New York on Oct. 11 for its only home preseason game.The Wizards regular season opens Oct. 30 at Cleveland with their first home game coming in game two against Boston.Washington currently has 18 players on its training camp roster. FORIMMEDIATE RELEASESEPTEMBER 20, 2012WHO: Washington Wizards WHAT: 2012 Training CampWHERE: Patriot Center,George Mason University WHEN: Tuesday, October 2 Tuesday, October 9WASHINGTON, DC TheWashington Wizards announced today their complete training schedule and mediaavailability times for 2012 training camp, to be held at the Patriot Center onthe campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Immediately following Media Day atVerizon Center on Monday, October 1, the Wizards will travel to the campus ofGeorge Mason University where the team will conduct training camp at thePatriot Center from Tuesday, October 2-Tuesday, October 9. The teamsfirst practice will take place at the Patriot Center at 10:00 am on October 2,and training camp will continue through Saturday. The team will travel toCharlotte for their preseason game against the Bobcats at 1:00 pm on Sunday,October 7, before returning to George Mason for two more days of practice onOctober 8 and 9.The full practice schedule for trainingcamp is below. Media will be invited to watch the final 30 minutes ofeach morning session, with availability for players and Head Coach RandyWittman immediately following (evening practices with media availability arenoted below). Please be advised that practice times are subject tochange. Daren Jenkins (202-821-8080 or email@example.com)will serve as the Wizards on-site media contact. Media members are askedto contact him in advance to RSVP for practices, to verify practice times andto secure parking passes. Parking for media members will be locatedin Lot L (across from the Patriot Center box office). Attending mediashould enter the Patriot Center through the West Entrance (behind the boxoffice) and proceed to the hospitality room. 2012 WASHINGTON WIZARDS TRAININGCAMP SCHEDULEDateFirstSessionSecondSessionTuesday, Oct.210:00 AM 12:00PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PMWednesday, Oct.310:00 AM 12:00PM5:00 PM 7:00 PMThursday, Oct.46:00 PM 8:00 PMFriday, Oct.510:00 AM 12:00PM5:00 PM 7:00 PMSaturday, Oct. 611:00 AM 1:00 PMSunday, Oct.7Washington Wizards at Charlotte Bobcats (Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte,NC), 1:00 pmMonday, Oct.810:00 AM 12:00PM5:00 PM 7:00 PMTuesday, Oct.910:00 AM 12:00PM5:30 PM 7:30 PM
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
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
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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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