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.
Free agent G Frank Mason III is signing a training camp deal with the Lakers, source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 6, 2021
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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