When the Washington Wizards touched down at the Walt Disney World Resort on July 7 at 8:15 p.m. for the NBA restart, it was seemingly only without Bradley Beal, John Wall, and Davis Bertans.
But after a report from The Athletic's Fred Katz Thursday afternoon, Washington arrived without guard Garrison Mathews as well.
NBC Sports Washington has confirmed with Mathews.
Garrison Matthews did not go to Orlando with the Wizards for personal reasons, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. Mathews does not have COVID-19. Unclear for now if he’ll join the team at a later date or miss the Wizards’ eight remaining regular-season games.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 9, 2020
According to Katz's report, Mathews' absence is not coronavirus related and it is unclear whether or not he will join the team at a later date or opt-out of the Wizards final eight regular season games in their entirety.
Mathews, affectionately known as 'Professional Shooter' by NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller, averaged 5.4 points in his 18 games played this season.
Mathews also missed time this season with a right ankle sprain back in January.
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