After two 10-day stints with the Philadelphia 76ers, Tim Frazier has found a full-time NBA home in Portland, according to Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski
Portland plans to sign guard Tim Frazier for the rest of the season, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 30, 2015
The signing comes hours after Frazier was named the NBA D-League's Player of the Week for the third time with Maine, where he'll end his Red Claws career averaging 16.1 ppg, 9.5 apg, and 7.1 rpg. Frazier's gaudy assist numbers continued with the Sixers, where he posted 7.2 apg in 28.6 minutes per contest. The biggest knock against him as an NBA player has been his long-range shot, but during the month of March he's shown considerable improvement from distance with the Red Claws:
Maine guard Tim Frazier has averaged 16.2 points, 9.6 assists and 7.2 rebounds with a 61% TS%. pic.twitter.com/PSmQfvhFkt— Ridiculous Upside (@RidicUpside) March 28, 2015
He won't have quite the same opportunities with Portland, who boast all-star Damian Lillard and longtime NBA vet Steve Blake at point guard, but with the Blazers sporting a six-game lead in their division, there's a chance Frazier sees some action in the final few regular season games before the NBA playoffs begin on April 18.
The Blazers host Phoenix tonight, but with the considerable distance between Portland and, uh, Portland, Frazier's return to the NBA will likely have to wait until Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers. If you're interested in watching (of course you are), the game will be televised on NBATV.
UPDATE (9:30 p.m. ET): It's now official. Congrats, Tim!