Hey guess what: we're all fans of the Maine Red Claws again. The NBA Developmental League side has officially re-signed Tim Frazier after the Portland Trail Blazers waived the former Penn State star on February 18.
As you may remember, Frazier got his start as a pro with the Red Claws. His performance with the team was so good that it led to him getting signed by the Trail Blazers late last season and for the beginning portion of this year. During the 2014-15 NBDL season, Frazier became the second player in league history to win its Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year awards. His stat line was reminiscent of some of his best performances in Happy Valley, as Frazier averaged 16.1 points, 9.5 assists, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game as a member of the Red Claws last year.
Frazier's time in the NBA was rather unspectacular – after a brief spell in Philly, he was a member of a loaded backcourt in Portland. While he had some nice moments, he didn't get too much run with the Blazers this year. In 35 games with Portland in 2015-16, Frazier averaged 1.5 points, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.
All the best to Tim, and go Red Claws.
Tim Frazier has officially rejoined the Maine Red Claws. #CrustaceanNation— Maine Red Claws (@maineredclaws) February 27, 2016