7. Tim Frazier – 53 Games Started, -1.7 Box Plus-Minus as a Pelican
Remember a couple of slides ago when we gave you the book on Brian Roberts? Well, take all that, make it a little bit worse, and you have Tim Frazier during his time with the Pelicans.
We said that Roberts was a solid offensive point guard who was awful on defense. Frazier was also a poor defender. But on top of that, he wasn’t the offensive player that Roberts was.
Roberts was a 35.6% 3-point shooter. Meanwhile, Frazier was a 33.9% 3-point shooter during his time with the Pelicans. Roberts was a 90.8% free-throw shooter. Frazier was just a 76.4% free throw shooter (remember, free throw shooting is a great context-independent measure of shooting). Overall, Frazier’s career OBPM with the Pelicans was a -1.4, a far cry from the 0.3 OBPM Roberts posted during his time with the career.
Davis is a defensive juggernaut. So, you can afford to sacrifice defense at the guard position for more offense. However, with Frazier, you aren’t getting the defense or offense component. On top of that, he started more games than anyone we’ve talked about before him. That’s a recipe for the seventh spot on our countdown.