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Lakers reportedly signing Frank Mason III to training camp deal

The Lakers are adding an extra body for training camp by signing the former Kansas guard.

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The Lakers have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent guard Frank Mason III on a training camp deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Mason takes the team’s final open training camp roster spot, bringing them to 20 players.

Last season, Mason played in four NBA games for the Orlando Magic, averaging 6.3 points on 37.5% field goal shooting and 40.0% 3-point shooting. Mason has played for three different NBA teams, starting with the Sacramento Kings for two seasons out of college before spending a season with the Bucks in 2019-20 where he split time between the NBA and G League.

In the G League that 2019-20 season, Mason averaged 25.3 points and 4.8 assists on 50.2% field goal shooting and 42.8% 3-point shooting in 24 games. He was named the G League MVP following the season.

Mason’s 2020-21 season featured him signing with the Magic just prior to the start of the season before being waived to sign with their G League team. After a series of back-and-forth signings with the Magic and their G League affiliate, Mason’s season was ultimately cut short due to a season-ending injury.

During Summer League this year, Mason played with the Sixers, featuring in three games and averaging 13 points despite shooting just 15.4% from the 3-point line.

In college, Mason was the National Player of the Year for Kansas as a senior. He also has a remarkable rap song written about him during his time in college (warning: NSFW).

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