Frazier scored a team-high 29 points (10-23 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding 13 assists, six rebounds and a block in 48 minutes during Wednesday's 127-116 loss to the Thunder. The Bucks already had the NBA's best record locked up and were sitting all their key personnel, leaving plenty of minutes and touches available for Frazier and other players from the end of the bench. Expect the veteran guard -- now on his fifth organization in five years -- to see little action when Milwaukee hosts Detroit in the first round of the playoffs, even with Malcolm Brogdon (foot) not yet 100 percent.
Frazier finished with 20 points (8-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 15 assists, seven rebound and one steal over 53 minutes in the Bucks' overtime loss to the Hawks on Sunday. Frazier got his first start with the Bucks since signing with the team on March 18 and his first start overall since Dec. 28. He played nearly the entire game and came away with a monster double-double and 15 helpers. With injuries piling up for the Bucks, it's possible Frazier gets some extended opportunities to close out the season. He would be a great daily option in that case.
Frazier will start at point guard in Sunday's tilt against the Hawks, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Frazier is drawing the start with Khris Middleton (groin) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) out and Eric Bledsoe coming off the bench. He'll figure to see a significant bump in minutes before returning to his bench role in the near future.
Frazier signed a contract with the Bucks on Monday, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. With Malcolm Brogdon (foot) ruled out for the next 6-to-8 weeks, the Bucks will bring back Frazier to add some depth in the backcourt. This will be Frazier's second go-around with the Bucks this season, as he spent training camp and preseason with the team before being waived. Frazier brings plenty of NBA experience and even started in 17 games for the Pelicans earlier this year. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.4 assists in 47 appearances with New Orleans. In order to bring on Frazier, however, the Bucks had to waive intriguing frontcourt prospect Christian Wood.
The Pelicans will waive Frazier on Thursday, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. New Orleans will drop Frazier from their roster to clear a spot for Latvian shooting guard Dairis Bertans, who has reached agreement with the Pelicans on a two-year deal. After averaging 6.6 points, 4.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 22.9 minutes per game in the Pelicans' first seven games of February, Frazier fell out of the rotation coming out of the All-Star break with fellow point guard Elfrid Payton returning from an extended absence due to injury.
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