The New Orleans Pelicans waived point guard Tim Frazier Wednesday night following their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Frazier had previously played 40 games for the Portland Trail Blazers over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
Moments after the Frazier news, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team was in talks with Euroleague guard Dairis Bertans, the brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans:
New Orleans has waived guard Tim Frazier, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 28, 2019
New Orleans is seriously discussing a deal with Euroleague shooter Dairis Bertans, league sources tell @DraftExpress and me. Bertans is older brother of Spurs’ Davis Bertans. Dairis is playing in Italy, shooting 54 percent on three-pointers.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 28, 2019
By Thursday morning, the Pelicans finalized a deal with Bertans:
Pelicans and Bertans finalizing agreement now, per @DraftExpress and me. Deal includes a team option on 2019-20 season. https://t.co/sIv9byokoS— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 28, 2019
Frazier is averaging 5.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds over 233 career games. He’s played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Blazers, Pelicans and Washington Wizards.