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Rui Hachimura is seen by Wizards teammates at team workouts

His sighting yesterday should put any talk about him not feeling happy in Washington to rest.

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Rui Hachimura is back.
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On Tuesday, Quinton Mayo reported that Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura was seen at the MedStar Health Performance Center for team workouts. It is possibly the first time that Hachimura has been seen by teammates this season, based on a previous report last week that Mayo had stating that teammates weren’t aware of what he was doing.

Troy Halliburton of The Washington City Paper followed up that report stating that the Wizards were in regular contact with Hachimura and that he was on schedule with his individual workouts.

This is good news for Hachimura and the Wizards. The forward has been reported to have lost some weight, which may not be a good thing if it was muscle. It’s also Wes Unseld, Jr.’s first year coaching the team and it’s important that he be on the court with his teammates for as much as possible.

Based on previous reports, Hachimura may still not be able to play games until late November or December. Given Washington’s good start, it’s best that the team not rush Hachimura’s return unnecessarily.