Credit: Reuters - Scanpix
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Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of the season due to personal reasons, Shams Charania of The Athletic Reports.

There is no timeline for when the 23-year-old Japanese talent may return to action.

"Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp due to personal reasons," the team said in a statement Saturday. "Hachimura's absence has been excused and the team will provide further updates when appropriate."

The Wizards open their first training camp with new head coach Wes Unseld Jr. on Tuesday. Their first preseason game is on Oct. 5 at Houston and their regular-season opener is on Oct. 20 at Toronto.

Hachimura averaged 13.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists for the Wizards last season.

He accumulated 22.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in the Tokyo Olympics for Japan this summer.

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