Former Nittany Lion guard Tim Frazier recently played in his 200th career NBA games with 207 to his name after a Wednesday night victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Frazier recorded a six point, nine rebound and nine assist night for the New Orlean Pelicans in the late win. The Houston native is in his fourth season in the league after going undrafted during the 2014 selection process.
So far during his career Frazier has suited up for four different NBA teams in the regular season but has spent the majority of his career so far in New Orleans as well as Portland. His longest single-season stint was last year in DC.
How does his longevity stack up to other Penn State players to make it into the league? Pretty well in fact, according to RealGM, just 11 other former Nittany Lions have played in the NBA with Bob Weiss playing 783 games starting in 1965.
It stands to reason Frazier’s career might not be quite as long as Weiss’, but he’s within reach of a few other notable Nittany Lions if he can continue to see the court this season and beyond.
|Bob Weiss||SG||6-2||180||1965||BUF, CHI, MIL, PHL, SEA, WAS||12||783||7.65|
|Frank Brickowski||PF||6-9||240||1981||BOS, CHA, LAL, MIL, SAN, SEA||13||731||9.99|
|Calvin Booth||C||6-11||230||1999||DAL, MIL, MIN, PHL, SAC, SEA, WAS||10||366||3.25|
|John Amaechi||C||6-10||270||1995||CLE, ORL, UTH||6||294||6.25|
|Tim Frazier||G||6-0||172||2014||NOP, PHL, POR, WAS||4||207||5.09|
|Joe Crispin||G||6-0||185||2001||LAL, PHX||3||21||3.76|
Frazier might have work left to do to catch the likes of Weiss and Brickowski, but if he can continue his near triple-double outings like the one he had one Wednesday night, there’s no reason Frazier can’t see the floor for many more seasons to come.
Assists like this sure will help.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 13, 2018