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Tim Frazier to Sign Contract with New Orleans for Remainder of NBA Season

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With his 10-day contract set to expire, the short-handed Pelicans plan to sign Tim Frazier for the rest of the season.

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While his devastating release in Portland as a trade deadline casualty was tough to swallow, the opportunity Tim Frazier's been able to seize in New Orleans has helped him land another NBA contract. With his 10-day stint set to expire, New Orleans general manager Dell Demps said today that Tim Frazier will be signed for the rest of the season.

This may not be viewed as much of an achievement when you realize New Orleans' paltry roster is down to just 8 healthy players. They absolutely need bodies just to field a team at this point, so obviously their injury misfortune has benefited Tim. But what's also important to note is how well Frazier has been playing for such a lousy, short-handed team he joined just over a week ago. In 5 games, he's averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game on a blistering 60.0% eFG%. Seriously, look at this improved jumper.

Tim's shooting struggles are well-known, but this latest run has Pelicans' fans clamoring for the franchise to bring him back next year as well. Regardless of what this inept franchise (look what they've done to Anthony Davis) decides to do, Frazier's performance in New Orleans is only raising his profile as a viable backup point guard across the league.

Not a bad example for Pat Chambers to use when they hit the recruiting trail next month. Tim's provided a fine answer to the "can I make it to the NBA at Penn State?" inquiry that so many recruits today always want to ask. Keep making us proud, Tim.