Wizards get PG Tim Frazier from Pelicans for 2nd-round pick

Washington is reportedly sending its second-round pick, No. 52 overall, to New Orleans in exchange for point guard Tim Frazier.

The move comes as a major surprise for the Pelicans. He would go on to average 13.1 points per game and 7.5 assists per game over his 16 games with the Pelicans. He filled in for Holiday at the start of the season and established some chemistry with Anthony Davis in the pick and roll.

The Pelicans currently hold the 40th overall selection and, now, the 52nd.

Frazier was a capable backup and sometimes a dynamic starter for the Pelicans. Maybe New Orleans has another move in mind, but as matters now stand, this trade hurt them.

Tomas Satoransky played a significantly role but isn't a true point guard.

As for the actual trade itself, I think the Wizards got away with a steal by acquiring Frazier.

For Washington, the need of a backup guard was evident for a huge portion of the season as they struggled to find someone to run their lackluster bench unit. A 26-year old Frazier who has had success running an National Basketball Association offense is better than any late 2nd round pick the Wizards could have drafted. The acquisition of Brandon Jennings didn't improve the team's bench play either, and the Celtics exposed his weak defense in the playoffs.

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