Wizards third-year forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp due to personal reasons, the team announced on social media today. Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link) notes that it’s an excused absence and says Hachimura will be out indefinitely.
Washington is set to open its camp on Tuesday, making Hachimura’s status beyond that unclear. The 23-year-old is expected to have a significant role on the team this year.
In 57 games last season, Hachimura averaged 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per contest. He also shot 48% from the floor and 33% from deep.
Hachimura will be competing for minutes in a revamped Wizards frontcourt that includes Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Deni Avdija and Davis Bertans. Washington finished 34-38 after a late-season push in 2020/21, ultimately losing to the Sixers 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs.