Mason was the 34th overall pick of the 2017 draft out of Kansas. He spent his first two seasons with Sacramento, appearing in 90 games, and then made brief appearances with the Bucks and Magic from 2019-21.
The 28-year-old won G League MVP in ’19/20 with Milwaukee’s affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, and spent most of last season in the G League with the Herd and South Bay Lakers. In 103 total NBA games, Mason holds career averages of 6.7 PPG, 2.6 APG, and 2.0 RPG in 15.7 minutes per contest.
Here are a few more odds and ends from around the NBA:
- Another player with both NBA and G League experience, forward Emanuel Terry, has signed a rest-of-season contract with Pallacanestro Trieste, the Italian club announced in a press release. Terry has played in six total NBA games, including three with Phoenix last season on a 10-day hardship deal. The 26-year-old has also made international stops in Turkey, Israel, Serbia, France and Korea.
- The NBA is discussing hosting a preseason game in Africa, Basketball Africa League (BAL) president Amadou Gallo Fall told Connor O’Halloran of ESPN. The NBA previously played three exhibition games in Africa, O’Halloran notes, featuring Team Africa versus Team World, but this would mark the first time two NBA teams would compete on the continent. Sources tell O’Halloran that the logistics still need to be worked out, but it could occur as soon as the 2024 preseason. “This was always part of the plan,” Fall, speaking at the BAL combine in Paris, told ESPN. “Those Africa games that were hosted before, the crowds were just incredible. I know this is going to happen, and it is in the plans.”
- ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Insider link) provides his detailed trade guide for the Eastern Conference, going over each team’s trade history and available assets. Marks views the Hornets (10 on his “trade meter”), Hawks and Pistons (both with nines) as the most likely to make deals, followed by the Bulls and Raptors (eight apiece).