Orlando Magic signs Tim Frazier and Freddie Gillespie for second 10-day contract

ORLANDO – The Orlando Magic have signed goaltender Tim Frazier and forward Freddie Gillespie to a second 10-day contract, basketball operations president Jeff Weltman announced today. According to team policy, the terms of the agreements are not disclosed. Both players initially signed 10-day contracts via NBA hardship exceptions on December 21.

Frazier (6’1 “, 170, 1/11/90) has played five games (one start) with Orlando, averaging 4.6 points per game, 3.4 points per game and 1.8 rpg. in 20.0 minutes per minute. Last season (2020-21), he appeared in five games for Memphis, averaging 1.6 points per game, 3.2 per game and 1.6 rpg. in 12.4 minutes per minute.

Not drafted by an NBA franchise, Frazier played 282 NBA regular season games (82 starts) with Philadelphia, Portland, New Orleans, Washington, Milwaukee, Detroit, Memphis and Orlando, averaging 5.0 points per game. , 4.0 apg. and 2.3 rpg. in 17.7 minutes per minute. He has also appeared in 49 regular season NBA G League games (47 starts), all with Maine, averaging 15.9 ppg., 9.5 pg., 7.4 rpg. and 1.61 stlpg. in 34.7 minpg., while shooting .370 (51-138) from the three-point distance and .803 (191-238) from the free throw line. Frazier was named 2014-15 NBA G League MVP and NBA G League Rookie of the Year.

Frazier played 135 career games (113 starts) at Penn State University from 2009-2014, averaging 11.4 ppg., 4.7 pg., 3.9 rpg. and 1.45 stlpg. in 30.6 minutes per minute. He ended his college career as the all-time leader of the Nittany Lions in assists with 641. Frazier was named to both the All-Big Ten First squad of the Big Ten All-Defensive squad in 2011-12, while leading the conference in assists during the 2011-12 and 2013-14 campaigns.

Gillespie (6’9 “, 245, 6/14/97) played five games (one start) with Orlando, averaging 3.0 points per game, 4.6 rpg. And 1.00 blkpg. In 12 , 9 minutes per minute. He has also played 12 games (11 starts) this season with Memphis of the NBA G League, averaging 11.4 ppg., 12.2 rpg., 1.0 apg., 2, 75 blkpg. And 1.17 stlpg. In 33.2 minutes per minute. By the time of his initial signing, he was leading the team in the rebound (T-2e in the NBA G League) and leading the entire NBA G League in the blocked shots.

Last season (2020-21), Gillespie played 20 games (two starts) during his rookie campaign with Toronto, averaging 5.6 points per game, 4.9 laps per minute. and 1.00 blkpg. in 19.6 minutes per second, while firing at 0.524 (44-84) from the ground. He has also appeared in 27 NBA G League regular season games (26 starts), all with Memphis, averaging 10.9 points per game, 11.3 rpg., 1.4 apg., 2.48 blkpg. and 1.22 stlpg. in 30.2 minutes per second, while firing at 0.563 (130-231) from the ground.

Gillespie has played 56 career games (41 starts) over two seasons (2018-20) at Baylor University, averaging 7.6 points per game, 6.9 rounds per minute. and 1.68 blkpg. in 23.7 minpg., while shooting 0.582 (171-294) from the field. He was named the Big 12’s Most Improved Player in 2019-20, and won second-team All-Big 12 and All-Big 12 defensive team honors. Gillespie began his college career at Carleton College, an NCAA Division III school located in Northfield, Minnesota.