Wiz­ards ac­quire point guard Frazier for 52nd over­all pick

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

Wash­ing­ton Wiz­ards gen­eral man­ager and team pres­i­dent Ernie Grun­feld said on Wed­nes­day the Wiz­ards were hunt­ing for op­tions to pos­si­bly move up in Thurs­day’s NBA draft. In­stead, he moved them out.

The Wiz­ards ac­quired point guard Tim Frazier from the New Or­leans Pel­i­cans Wed­nes­day night in ex­change for the 52nd over­all pick. Frazier will be the lat­est point guard to try and find a home be­hind four-time All-Star John Wall. Wash­ing­ton only had the sec­on­dround pick this year. Af­ter trad­ing it, the Wiz­ards will not make a draft se­lec­tion — at least as of now — for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

Their 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 reg­u­larsea­son games, mak­ing 40 starts.

Last sea­son, he av­er­aged 7.1 points and 5.2 as­sists for the Pel­i­cans in 65 games, in­clud­ing 35 starts.

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