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Penn State Basketball: Frazier Joins Portland Trailblazers As Playoffs Near

by on March 31, 2015 2:00 PM

Former Nittany Lion Tim Frazier is set for yet another shot at the NBA according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frazier will join the Portland Trailblazers. The team has signed him for the remainder of the season a few short weeks after Frazier was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

While on his short stint in the City of Brotherly Love, Frazier averaged over the course of six games, 5.7 points, 7.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per contest. The former Penn State guard played the vast majority of those six games, even leading the Sixers in minutes on several occasions.

Earlier this year, playing for the Maine Redclaws in the NBA's developmental league, Frazier turned heads and is in the league's MVP race. His three triple-doubles lead the league and he most recently averaged 20.3 points, 7.7 assists, 7.7 boards, 1.3 steals, while shooting 48.9 percent from the floor over the span of three games en route to his third player of the week honor.

On the season Frazier is averaging 16.1 points, 9.5 assists, and 7.1 rebounds per game.

While in Portland, Frazier will find himself on the bench behind All-Star Damian Lillard, and providing depth at the guard position after the loss of Wes Matthews, who ruptured his achilles and is out for the season. 

According to Mike Richman of the Oregonian, Frazier may not see much of the floor though as the Blazers fight through the playoffs.

"I would be surprised if he plays meaningful minutes," Richman told StateCollege.com. "He's a "glass case" signing, meaning they'll only break the glass on Tim in case of emergency. He's a low risk insurance policy."

Even if Frazier never sees actual game time, getting to practice on one of the best teams in the NBA isn't a bad way to go.

Update from a Portland press conference earlier today:

 

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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