Pelicans send Tim Frazier to Wizards for late pick


These past couple days have been filled with a multitude of rumors, league sources, Woj bombs, and a slew of trades involving both players and draft picks.

The New Orleans Pelicans have announced that the team has acquired the 52nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Washington Wizards in exchange for point guard Tim Frazier. Its first-rounder went to Brooklyn in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal at the trade deadline.

With Washington, Frazier could be the primary backup to All-Star point guard John Wall. At pick 52, the reality of finding your backup point guard for the future is more than unlikely.

Washington has one of the top starting backcourts in the National Basketball Association between John Wall and Bradley Beal, although depth was a major problem throughout the season and into the playoffs.

So what has Frazier done?

Frazier showcased his potential throughout his 36 starts with one triple-double and seven double-doubles.

Frazier, 26, started 35 games for the Pelicans last season in place of the injured Jrue Holiday and averaged 7.1 points, 5.2 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per game.

A key contributor on the Pelicans bench was reportedly traded to the Washington Wizards tonight.