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Reigning MVP Tim Frazier Helps Pelicans In Debut

By Daniel Ferrara | March 17, 2016

In career NBA game No. 47, Tim Frazier set a career-high for points in a game when he dropped 14 against the Kings on Wednesday night in his Pelicans debut, helping shorthanded New Orleans to a road victory.

Frazier added a team-high nine assists in his 27 minutes, which were six more than starter Toney Douglas received, boding well for Frazier’s role with the club moving forward.

The 2014-15 NBA D-League MVP put all of his skills on display and did so with efficiency. The 25-year-old shot 6-of-10 with no turnovers, an important and telling development with his comfort level on the NBA stage.

Over the summer, Frazier emerged as a beloved member of the Blazers locker room and in particular a favorite of star Damian Lillard. Though he was waived by Portland in February, the Blazers were keeping a close eye on his Pelican’s debut.

Perhaps most incredible about Frazier’s Pelicans debut was the fact that it was on such short notice, as the team made the announcement in the late afternoon and Frazier didn’t make it to shootaround in time.

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