Frazier sent to Wizards for second rounder

Nate Bauer, Senior Editor
Blue White Illustrated

Penn State basketball's lone representative in the NBA will have a new home next season.

Tim Frazier, a backup point guard with the New Orleans Pelicans, has been dealt to the Washington Wizards in exchange for the No. 52 overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft.


Last season, Frazier appeared in 65 games for the Pelicans, averaging 23.5 minutes, 7.1 points and 5.2 assists per game.

With the move, Frazier is expected to be the primary backup to Wizards' star point guard John Wall.

Frazier, undrafted following his five-year career at Penn State, first made his mark with the Maine Red Claws in the NBA Development League, winning the league's MVP award and Rookie of the Year for his performance. Landing for a brief stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, Frazier spent time with the Portland Trailblazers and back in the D-League before ultimately finding a home with the Pelicans for the remainder of the 2016 season.

The 2017-18 NBA season will be his fourth in the league.

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