Tim Frazier Rumors

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There was whooping and hollering coming from the Trail Blazers locker room Tuesday afternoon, and shortly after, there was a long round of applause. Hardly the sounds one would expect to hear from a team coming off a demoralizing and thorough Game 1 defeat in the NBA playoffs. But before Tuesday’s practice, the Blazers surprised late-season signee Tim Frazier with two trophies – the NBA Development League Rookie of the Year and the D-League’s Most Valuable Player Trophy. “We were happy for him,” Blazers point guard Damian Lillard said. “It seems like he has been here all season with how fast he has grown onto us. It was a great moment because getting to know him you see how hungry he is to be an NBA player.”
Frazier, 24, is not expected to play — barring an injury, he will be inactive against the Clippers — but he will practice, giving the Blazers an extra guard during 4-on-4 and 3-on-3 drills and scrimmages. He will be eligible to play in the postseason. “Moving forward, I think it’s in the best interest of the franchise,” Stotts said. “This is not a playoff move. This is a moving forward move.”
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Coach Terry Stotts said Tuesday that Frazier will play for the Blazers’ at the Las Vegas Summer League in July and be invited to participate in training camp next fall for the start of the 2015-16 NBA season. Frazier was scheduled to arrive into Portland Tuesday evening and will be in uniform for the Blazers’ Wednesday night home game against the Los Angeles Clippers. “I have not seen him play, but from what I’ve been told, he’s a good point guard, he’s a good defender,” Stotts said. “He’s the kind of guy you would want in your program.”
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The Philadelphia 76ers today announced they have signed guard Tim Frazier to a second 10-day contract. Frazier is the 34th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2014-15 NBA Development League season. Frazier signed his first 10-day contract with the Sixers on Feb. 5 and appeared in three games with two starts, averaging five points, five rebounds and nine assists. Through the first three games of his NBA career, Frazier tallied 26 assists, the seventh-most by any player dating back to 1985-86.
Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, and Christian Watford were brought to camp with the expectation of being funneled to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as affiliated players. They’ve worked countless hours over the past month with Maine’s new coach Scott Morrison is preparation for the likelihood they’ll land with the Claws. The Celtics can assign up to four players to Maine as affiliated players, which means someone like Erik Murphy could also explore that opportunity if he’s not enticed by another opportunity, including what’s likely to be more lucrative overseas offers.
The Celtics have invited former Penn State guard Tim Frazier, Kansas State swingman Rodney McGruder, and Indiana forward Christian Watford to training camp, according to reports. With Colton Iverson signing with a team in Spain and Mike Moser likely headed to another training camp, the Celtics will enter camp with 21 players. Chris Babb and Chris Johnson are under nonguaranteed contracts and the club has yet to announce the Evan Turner deal, making their 15-man roster rather uncertain. Center Vitor Faverani remains under contract as well as Joel Anthony, who accepted his $3.8 million option for next season. Training camp is likely to remain at the team’s Waltham practice facility and not at Salve Regina in Newport R.I.