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Pistons sign Tim Frazier as third-string PG

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The Detroit Pistons added to their point guard depth Monday by agreeing to a deal with Tim Frazier, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

Frazier will make about $2 million per year, Haynes reports, which means the Pistons likely did not have to dip into its bi-annual exception in order to sign Frazier.

The fifth-year guard can reliably run and offense and limits his mistakes on the court. He shot a career-best 36% from 3 last season but is not known as a perimeter threat (he’ll fit right in to the point guard rotation in that regard).

Frazier, 28, averaged 5.3 points, 4.2 assists and just 1.3 turnovers this past season with the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks.

The Pistons previously signed Derrick Rose in its overhaul of the point guard position that saw the losses of Ish Smith (signed with the Washington Wizards) and Jose Calderon.

The move puts Detroit at 13 guaranteed contracts and the team is still expected to sign a backup center (JaVale McGee has already met with the team) and perhaps some depth at the power forward position.