As all of you know -- because you read Chad's excellent piece earlier this week -- former Penn State star Tim Frazier is currently scorching the earth down in the NBA D-League. Apparently, Frazier's brilliance is not going unnoticed by teams in the NBA.
According to a report by Jake Fischer of Liberty Ballers, the Philadelphia 76ers may be interested in bringing in Frazier if the squad is able to move starting shooting guard Tony Wroten.
Following a potential Wroten departure, the Sixers would likely look towards Austin Toros point guard Bryce Cotton out of Providence, who the team worked out prior to last summer's draft, and Maine Red Claws point guard Tim Frazier out of Penn State, who played for the Sixers in this past Orlando Pro Summer League.
In his report, Fischer says that Philadelphia isn't actively trying to move Wroten -- who is currently averaging 17.4 points, 5.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game -- but it is listening to phone calls for the talented shooting guard. As basketball fans know, the Sixers are willing to trade just about anyone in its attempt to build towards a championship contender in the future. According to Fischer, talks with other teams regarding Wroten are in "very preliminary stages."
As for how Frazier fits into all of this, according to Fischer, he made a huge impression on the squad during his performance in the NBA's Summer League with his ability to run a team. Frazier played in five Summer League games for the Sixers.
"The Sixers were very impressed with his poise and control of the point guard position this summer," Fischer told Black Shoe Diaries. "The organization definitely values true point guard play — Brett Brown always talks about it when discussing the developments of Michael Carter-Williams and Tony Wroten — and a point guard's ability to run a team and get everyone involved. Frazier left an impression in July that he's capable of that."
Of course, it certainly helps that Frazier has been one of the best young players in the D-League this year, as he is averaging 16.5 points, 8.3 assists, 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game for the beast team in the league.
A lot still needs to happen before Frazier officially makes it to the NBA, but it's obvious that he has caught the attention of at least one front office. We'll keep you updated on any and all information regarding the former Nittany Lion star.