Former Philadelphia 76ers point guard Tim Frazier has been named the MVP of the NBA’s D-League, as well as the Rookie of the Year.
Frazier’s brief stint in Philadelphia only lasted the course of two 10-day contracts, in which Frazier played six games, starting three of them. Frazier averaged 5.7 points and 7.2 assists during his short tenure in Philly. Just over a month after his time with the Sixers came to a close, Frazier was picked up by the Portland Trail Blazers, where’s he averaged 4.6 points and 3.4 assists in five appearances. Frazier is currently among the Trail Blazers’ rotation in the NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies.
During Frazier’s 41 games with the Maine Red Claws, which is what garnered him the accolades of MVP and Rookie of the Year, Frazier started 40 games, averaging 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 9.5 assists. Frazier led the D-League in triple-doubles with four, while also having 14 double-doubles.
These awards come as no surprise after the small sample size we got from him in Philly.
Despite only being a Sixer for six games, Frazier played with energy, comfort and a basketball IQ that often made running the show for the Sixers look simplistic.