Michael Frazier Rumors

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Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
Position: G
Born: 03/08/94
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $79,568
There are new rules now saying players on two-way contracts are eligible to come to the bubble and also for postseason play. You fall in that category. Does it matter if you’re on a two-way or standard contract at this moment? Michael Frazier: Man, (I’m) just trying to play. I don’t really get caught up in that stuff because I feel like it’ll take care of itself. As long as I’m coming in every day, working hard and doing what the coaching staff and front office ask me to do, I think all that stuff will take care of itself. So I’m not really too caught up into that. I just want to make sure I’m ready to play when my number’s called and I can go out there and contribute and help the team win.
Storyline: Two-Way Contracts
Mike D’Antoni talked with me about the importance of depth and the rotation. You haven’t gotten that much of an opportunity, so some people might not be as familiar with you. So for those folks, who is Michael Frazier? Michael Frazier: I think I’m a guy that can defend multiple positions, knock down open shots and do whatever the team really needs me to do. I can kind of just be a chameleon, get in where I fit in. Just see what the team needs that night and try and contribute the best way that I can. But I think I’m a 3-point threat. That’s what I’ve been known for. And I think that’s what got me to this point. So just trying to go out there and focus on defending, being a good teammate and supporting my teammates and doing whatever Coach asks me to do, whatever my teammates need me to do to the best of my ability.
Q: What kind of communication has there been with players? Daryl Morey: With players, it’s pretty intense at the workout level and the health and wellness level. We had guys rehabbing. Luckily, they were at a stage they could just get the workout programs and do them themselves. (Guard Michael Frazier, out with a fractured left forearm, was the only player listed out with an injury when the season was suspended.) They can do workouts directed by Javair (Gillett, the director of player performance) and Willie (Cruz, a strength training assistant) and the crew there. And then John Lucas gives them basketball workout plans as well.
The Athletic reported that Paul arrived at Toyota Center on Thursday only after he heard Curry was using the Toyota Center court for shooting drills on Thursday, and “kicked Curry off the Toyota Center court.” Roland, however, said they actually crossed paths on May 3, the night before Game 4, and that there were no issues with Curry’s time on the main floor, with Paul doing his usual lifting while Curry had the court before he and Rockets rookie Michael Frazier headed to the court for a workout.
“I’ve been here three years and we go to shoot the night before games quite often,” Roland said. “Never in my three years has a player been on our main floor shooting the night before a game. When we saw him out there, I contacted our equipment manager (Tony Nila) because they’re the ones that coordinate shooting times. He told me ‘we gave him the court at 6:45.’ We asked him how long they had the court for. When we finally went out there, Stephen cracked a joked with Chris. Chris said ‘let him shoot.’ It wasn’t like it was a confrontation. “Let him shoot. Let him finish what he’s doing.’ We didn’t kick him off the court. We didn’t even say anything. I wanted to know how long he was shooting because I had Chris with Michael Frazier and James Harden coming right after Chris. I wanted to know how long he was going to be before James left the house.”
Van Gundy spoke with USA TODAY Sports about coaching the team, what it meant to him, qualifying for the World Cup (which will feature NBA players), and what’s next. Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity. Q: What did it mean to beat Argentina? Jeff Van Gundy: Argentina is so good, so well-coached, so mentally and physically tough that they’re either going to bring the best of out of you or the worst out of you. Down the stretch, it brought the best out of our players. Reggie Hearn, so fittingly because he’s played with us the most, makes the game-winning shot, and Travis Trice, who’s been with us two straight (qualifying windows), makes two huge 3s down the stretch, and Michael Frazier, who I can’t understand why he’s not on an NBA roster, was our best player.
Thus far rookie Marcelo Huertas, an international veteran from Brazil, has been sidelined with a minor hamstring strain. Despite his absence, the Lakers may choose to keep him as a needed true, backup point guard — over both Brown and Frazier. Like Frazier, Texas forward Holmes has potential but making the roster may be a long shot. Both may end up in the NBA Development League with the D-Fenders.