New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier is heading to the Washington Wizards via trade in exchange for the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Official Release: Pelicans
Frazier, a former MVP of the NBA D-League (now called NBA G League
), averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 assists
last season for New Orleans. He's expected to serve as a backup point guard to All-Star John Wall, filling a significant hole on the team's roster for a low price
Wall was candid about the Wizards' needing to fortify their bench after their 2016-17 season ended in the conference semifinals.
"I think we have to add pieces to help our bench, really help our bench just to be honest," Wall told CSN's Chris Miller
. "I think that's been our downfall in each series we had and when we lost in the East semifinals, our bench got outplayed."
New Orleans now owns two second-round picks in Thursday's NBA Draft.