Wizards acquire point guard Frazier for 52nd overall pick
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.