NBA rumors: Tim Frazier back to Grizzlies

Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis is bringing back guard Tim Frazier on a 10-day contract this week, pending clearance of health and safety protocols, sources tell ESPN.

More on Tim Frazier Free Agency

Bobby Marks: 1/3 . The NBA tweaked the roster rules to allow teams to sign a player to a 10-Day contract via the hardship exception. Teams originally were allowed to sign a player to a non-guaranteed contract and incur a per day cap hit before 10-Day contracts started (normally Jan. 5).
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit is waiving guard Tim Frazier, league source tells ESPN.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Tim Frazier. Frazier, 28, played 47 games (17 starts) this season for the New Orleans Pelicans and averaged 5.0 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 19.3 minutes per game. He was waived by the Pelicans on Feb. 28.
Frazier, a 6-1 guard, has bounced between four NBA teams in his five seasons, most recently playing with the New Orleans Pelicans after getting cut by the Bucks in camp. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.4 assists while shooting 35.1 percent on three-pointers in 47 games with the Pelicans before being waived at the end of February so New Orleans could sign Dairis Bertans. During the preseason, Frazier was one of the better performers among the Bucks' roster hopefuls. His best game came in Oklahoma City, where he scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including making 4 of 5 three-pointers. He led a frenzied comeback, connecting on a 29-foot three-pointer with 0.9 of a second left to send the game to overtime.
Adrian Wojnarowski: New Orleans has waived guard Tim Frazier, league sources tell ESPN.
Shams Charania: Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers. Frazier was waived by Milwaukee on Monday.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agents Tim Frazier, Shabazz Muhammad and Christian Wood to complete their 20-man roster for training camp, which tips-off on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center.
Damian Lillard: Congrats my boy!! Nobody deserves it more! #TimFrazierChronicles. - RT: Shams Charania: RFA guard Tim Frazier has agreed to a two-year, $4.1M deal to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.
Marc Stein: In the wake of losing Eric Gordon as the latest in a season-long slew of injuries, New Orleans has been granted an injury exception that will allow the Pelicans to add Maine's Tim Frazier out of the @nbadleague, according to league sources.
Jason Quick: Former Blazers guard Tim Frazier here in Boston, sitting courtside visiting with Damian Lillard, Allen Crabbe, Chris Kaman. Tim Frazier says he speaks daily with Lillard and CJ and often reaches out to guys like Vonleh when he sees his dunks.
Chris Herring: Can confirm Knicks will call up Jimmer. Heard they also gave Tim Frazier thought after he was waived yesterday. @Ian Begley 1st to report.
The Portland Trail Blazers have waived guard Tim Frazier, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
This rumor is part of a storyline: 47 more rumors
More HoopsHype Rumors
September 22, 2021 | 2:15 am EDT Update

Damian Lillard held back from trade demand by loyalty to Portland, past statements?

There are many who believed then and continue to insist now that Damian Lillard was about ready to ask out; a source with knowledge of the situation believes Lillard is held back by both his loyalty to Portland and an unwillingness to go back on things he’s already said about sticking things out. He ultimately decided to give this another go, and Lillard has been provided roster upgrades and had a big voice in the coaching search. He may still ask out down the road, but only time will tell how long this honeymoon lasts.
This rumor is part of a storyline: 185 more rumors
It is clear Simmons wants out though and when you consider that alongside his poor form in the playoffs, the Sixers have little leverage to work with and the offers have reflected that. “The Sixers are yet to find a deal they are willing to do,” Wojnarowski said. “They want Ben Simmons in camp, they want to see his trade value improve and then find a deal out in the marketplace but right now they are going to do it with him on the sidelines because his intention now is to not play another game for that organisation.

Many in Philadelphia expecting Ben Simmons to show up?

The Sixers are expecting at least some sort of absence to open the preseason, sources say, though most are convinced he will eventually show up, citing a lack of precedent for extended holdouts in the NBA. There has been some public debate over whether the Sixers would fine him for such a move in the midst of trying to work through all this, though it seems pretty black-and-white on Philly’s end.
This rumor is part of a storyline: 268 more rumors
It almost goes without saying that bridge-building would need to be done between Simmons and Doc Rivers. The head coach tried to walk back the despair he showed after Game 7 during exit interviews the very next day, and his defenses of Simmons far outnumber his one high-profile shoulder shrug. Even still, getting the two to connect during the offseason has been close to impossible, sources say. Ultimately, this is in Simmons’ hands. Rivers would tell you himself that he regrets letting his guard down during Simmons’ lowest moment as a professional. Some missteps are just harder to come back from than others.