METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed former Maine Red Claws point guard Tim Frazier off waivers.

The move brings Frazier back to a club with which he averaged 8.3 points and 5.6 assists in 81 games before he was traded to Washington shortly before the 2017 NBA draft.

Frazier, who was not drafted out of Penn State, also has played for Philadelphia and Portland and has averaged 5.2 points and four assists in 186 career NBA games.

He spent this preseason with Milwaukee.

In order to make room for Frazier on the roster, the Pelicans waived 6-7 forward Troy Williams.

SUNS: Phoenix officially announced the signing of 19-year veteran guard Jamal Crawford to a one-year deal.

WEDNESDAY’S GAMES

RAPTORS 116, CAVALIERS 104: Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and a team-high 13 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat visiting Cleveland.

Kevin Love scored 21 points and Cedi Osman had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavs.

PISTONS 103, NETS 100: Andre Drummond had 24 points and 20 rebounds, and Detroit won its opener at home under its new coach, Dwane Casey.

KNICKS 126, HAWKS 107: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks in a franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York won at home in their first game under Coach David Fizdale.

MAGIC 104, HEAT 101: Rookie Mohamed Bamba dunked twice and blocked a shot during a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter that propelled Orlando to a win at home.

PACERS 111, GRIZZLIES 83: Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo added 16 to help Indiana rout visiting Memphis.

BUCKS 113, HORNETS 112: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists, and Milwaukee held on for a win at Charlotte, North Carolina.


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