The 2017 Washington Wizards schedule 2017-18 kicked off Monday with Media Day before the start of training camp in Richmond, VA. at VCU’s Siegel Center.
The Washington Wizards trio of John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter begin the 2017-18 NBA season in search of the team’s first championship in nearly four decades. The quest for an NBA title began Monday for the Washington Wizards as they held Media Day at the newly named Capital One Center.
Late Monday afternoon, the Wizards headed south on I-95 to Richmond, VA. where they opened training camp Tuesday at the Siegel Center on the beautiful campus of VCU.
Newcomer Tim Frazier seems to be developing chemistry with the Wizards stars John Wall and Bradley Beal as he’s shown in the video below putting up shots from beyond the arc as a group:
The former Penn State basketball star Frazier’s smooth transition to the Wizards is evident so far since being traded to the Wizards during the 2017 NBA draft in exchange for the Wizards second-round draft pick. He was seen pictured last night with Wall, Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. at the team’s annual team dinner on the eve of training camp.
Furthermore, Frazier has earned praise already from Wizards players such as Beal who voiced his thoughts about the team’s new backup point guard to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s, Chase Hughes:
"“You guys are going to be surprised. You killed our bench last year. You killed our bench,” he said. “These guys are really working their tails off. They know the game and they play it the right way. That’s what we need. Guys are going to defend, for sure, and get after it. They challenge us as starters… last year it was like one of us always had to be on the floor, but it won’t be like that this year… last year was definitely tough on us and it weared on us down the line.”"
According to Chase Hughes, other Wizards news include undrafted forward Devin Robinson and former Florida Gator Devin Robinson suffered a foot injury that will sideline him for the immediate future. Robinson, who the Wizards signed to a two-way deal earlier this offseason, sat out of today’s Wizards practice with no indication of when he will return.
In addition to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s report on the first day of Wizards training camp was the two-inch vertical improvement of third-year forward Kelly Oubre Jr., who recovered from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment.