Tim Frazier's professional experience has taken him all across the country in the literal sense, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. If his current front office has any sense, the Penn State product and 2015 D-League MVP may finally have found a home in New Orleans.
Since signing with the Pelicans on March 16, Frazier has put up 13.6 points and 6.0 assists in 27.4 minutes per game. On Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, Timmy made his best argument for a long-term deal to date with 19 points and 13 assists (both career-highs) to go along with three steals, two rebounds and zero turnovers in 37 minutes as the Pelicans barnstormed the Brooklyn Nets 106-87 at the Barclays Center.
It's important to note that the Pelicans have been playing without their five leading scorers due to injury at this late stage, but since Frazier's signing New Orleans has gone 5-5, putting a somewhat unwanted shine on the Pelicans' season. NO still has the sixth-best odds of winning the NBA Draft lottery, but with seven games to go and one game "ahead" of the Knicks, Kings and Nuggets in the loss column, some fans are not taking too kindly to Frazier's outstanding play:
can’t even tank right RT @PelicansPR: Tim Frazier with his first career double-double today in Brooklyn— #TankFlight (@LilUziVerd) April 3, 2016
I love & appreciate Tim Frazier's play on the court, he should be here next yr, but we tryna tank & he ain't helping— Q Brees (@_QTip) April 1, 2016
Can confirm that Jrue Holiday and Tim Frazier have failed their tank driving exams.— The Bird Writes (@thebirdwrites) April 1, 2016
Norris, you're our only hope.
Can Tim Frazier suffer an ingrown toenail and be done for the year. He is led this team to 3 wins out of last 4...it helps NO ONE!!! NO ONE!— 33 Like Pippen (@SportsGuy_83) April 3, 2016
You can watch all 13 of Tim's assists against the Nets here.