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Wizards Bolster Bench, Acquires Tim Frazier From Pelicans

Wizards Bolster Bench, Acquires Tim Frazier From Pelicans

The Washington Wizards needs a backup point guard and they got one in Tim Frazier.

Frazier, who played last season with the New Orleans Pelicans, was made available by his former team in exchange for the No. 52 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Wizards gladly obliged.

That was the only pick Washington had this year. Its first-rounder went to Brooklyn in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal at the trade deadline. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Frazier has averaged 6.2 points, 4.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in three NBA seasons with New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Portland.

He has played in 127 regular-season games, making 40 starts. Last season, he averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 assists for the Pelicans in 65 games, including 35 starts. With Washington, Frazier could be the primary backup to All-Star point guard John Wall.

Photo: David Zalubowski/Associated Press

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