WIZARDS ACQUIRE TIM FRAZIER
Washington Sends 2017 Second-Round Pick to New Orleans
Washington, D.C. – Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has acquired guard Tim Frazier from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for their 2017 second-round pick (52nd overall).
“Tim has shown in his three seasons in the league, particularly during his time in New Orleans, that he can be a versatile, play-making point guard,” said Grunfeld. “He will be a good addition to our bench as a young player that we can continue to develop.”
Frazier (6-1, 170) holds career averages of 6.2 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 127 career regular season games (40 starts) in three seasons with Philadelphia, Portland and New Orleans. Last season, the former Penn State standout averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 65 games (35 starts) with the Pelicans. He averaged 8.9 points and 6.9 assists as a starter and posted a triple-double (14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists at Phoenix on Dec. 11) while leading New Orleans in assists 30 times (including a season-high 14 at Atlanta on Nov. 22) and steals 15 times in 2016-17. Over his final 15 games, he dished out 76 assists while only committing 10 turnovers. From March 14 on, Frazier averaged 8.1 assists per one turnover, and carried an assist ratio (average assists per 100 possessions) of 44.8.
The Houston native was named the NBA Development League MVP and Rookie of the Year in 2014 after averaging 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 1.7 steals in 41 games for the Maine Red Claws. Frazier was undrafted in 2014 out of Penn State where he became just the second player in Big 10 history to record 1,000+ points, 600+ assists and 500+ rebounds in a career. He graduated as the school’s all-time assist leader with 641 and was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, earning two bachelor’s degrees.