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Tim Frazier signs 10-day contract with Grizzlies, gets honored by friend Damian Lillard

Tim Frazier and Damian Lillard

File this under cool stories involving former Penn State stars. Tim Frazier not only is back in the NBA, he also was honored by one of the league’s best players Sunday night.

Frazier signed a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, his second such deal of the season. The former Nittany Lion first made it to the NBA during the 2014-15 season and has played for the Sixers, Blazers, Pelicans, Wizards, Bucks, Pistons and Grizzlies.

Frazier has appeared in 275 NBA games, starting 81, and has averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 assists. Here’s a look at all of the point guard’s career numbers.

Frazier played at Penn State from 2009-14 and helped the Lions reach the NCAA Tournament in 2011.

He appeared in three NBA games earlier this season for the Grizzlies, after signing a 10-day contract. Now he’s back with the team, pending health and safety protocols that are expected to be done this week, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frazier being back in the NBA isn’t the only cool thing about his story, though.

He is good friends with Blazers star Damian Lillard, who decided to support Frazier on Sunday night by donning a headband vs. the Heat. Frazier has long worn a headband during his pro career.

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From the story by Yahoo Sports:

During pregame warmups, the official Blazers Twitter account recorded a sighting of Headband Dame. He continued to rock the headband as Sunday’s game vs. the Heat tipped off, and as Brooke Olzendam explained during the game broadcast, he did it for a good reason.

“It is in honor of former Blazer and one of his closest friends, Tim Frazier, getting a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. That is what I hear,” Olzendam reported.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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