Mason was waived by the 76ers on Saturday, Ky Carlin of USA Today reports.
Mason signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Sixers on Friday, but he was waived just one day later. The team likely wanted to acquire his G League rights, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the 2019-20 G League MVP have significant production at the developmental level once again this year.
Mason signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the 76ers on Friday, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Mason was named the G League MVP last season after averaging 26.4 points and 5.0 assists per game with the Wisconsin Herd. He has three years of experience in the NBA, but it's unclear whether he'll see significant playing time with Philadelphia.
The Bucks rescinded Mason's qualifying offer Sunday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
A two-way player last season, Mason was one of the more productive guards in the G League in 2019-20, but he saw little action with a loaded Bucks squad. He'll wrap up his lone year in Milwaukee with averages of 6.9 points, 3.2 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game over nine appearances at the NBA level. Milwaukee appears set to reserve its two two-way spots for guard Jaylen Adams and forward Mamadi Diakite.
Mason will be active for Monday's Game 1 against the Heat, Bucks radio voice Ted Davis reports.
With Eric Bledsoe (hamstring) set to sit out, Mason will move up to active duty and could serve as the third point guard behind starter George Hill and Donte DiVincenzo. Mason has been among the best players in the G League this season, but he's played sparingly at the NBA level, appearing in just nine games for Milwaukee during the regular season. His last action came back on Aug. 13 during a seeding-game matchup against the Grizzlies.
Mason finished with 18 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 26 minutes during Thursday's 119-106 loss to the Grizzlies.
Mason just recorded a career-high 19 points against the Wizards on Tuesday, so he's closed out the regular season with a bang. The Bucks were once again without a number of their regulars, affording Mason additional playing time. He has the ability to put up numbers when given the opportunity, but Mason is typically restricted to a very minor role.
Mason finished with 19 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-7 FT), five boards, six assists and two steals in 22 minutes of a 126-113 win against the Wizards on Tuesday.
Mason scored a career-best 19 points in the contest as he saw an extended look with multiple Bucks regulars sitting out. Mason has only appeared in two games since the restart, as he's a depth option for Milwaukee, but he's shown he has the chops to compete when he does take the floor. With Milwaukee having the No. 1 seed wrapped up, Mason could see another healthy dose of minutes against Memphis on Thursday.
Mason had 11 points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3PT, 3-4 FT), four assists and two rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Nets.
Mason wasn't active for the Bucks' first two seeding games, but he ended up seeing extensive minutes Tuesday as the Bucks fell to the undermanned Nets in shocking fashion. The former Kansas standout played much of the second half with the Bucks keeping a close eye on the workloads of Eric Bledsoe (18 minutes), Giannis Antetokounmpo (16) and Khris Middleton (16).
Mason (back) did not play in Friday's 119-112 win over the Celtics.
Mason was listed as probable coming into the game but did not end up logging any playing time. His next chance comes Sunday against the Rockets.
Mason is probable for Friday's opener against the Celtics due to back soreness.
Mason presumably picked up the injury during a recent scrimmage or practice. That said, it's apparently minor, as he's still expected to be available for Friday's contest.
Mason posted 12 points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT), two assists and one steal in nine minutes during Thursday's 113-92 scrimmage win over the Spurs.
The G League MVP showed off his scoring ability during the Bucks' opening scrimmage, nearly shooting one free throw per minute. Chances are he'll still have an extremely minimal role come playoff time, but it's possible he continues to see action in the upcoming scrimmages and even some seeding games.
Mason has been named the G League Most Valuable Player.
Mason, who is on a two-way contract with the Bucks, led the G League with 26.4 points per game to go along with 5.0 assists and 3.4 rebounds in his 23 appearances with the Herd. He shot an impressive 50.4 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from three and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line. Mason had seven games with at least 30 points and scored a season-high 44 against the Grand Rapids Drive on Feb. 19.
Mason logged a season-high 30 minutes off the bench Monday in the Bucks' 109-95 loss to the Nuggets. He contributed nine points (4-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt), five assists, four rebounds and one steal.
With seven regular rotation players sitting out due to minor injuries or for rest purposes, Mason doubled up his playing time from his previous four appearances with the Bucks this season combined. The poor shooting took a big night off the table for Mason, who will presumably drop back out of the rotation for the Bucks' next game Thursday versus the Celtics.
Mason exploded for 32 points (10-25 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's 115-108 win over the Westchester Knicks.
Mason is averaging 26.4 points per game and, at least from an offensive standpoint, he seems to be ready to make the jump to the next level. He has dominated the G League all season long while shooting with efficiency -- he has made 50.5 percent of his shots and 42.5 percent of his three-point attempts to date.
Mason registered 28 points (9-25 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 9-10 FT), six assists and four rebounds during Tuesday's 133-128 win over the Blue Coats.
Mason has been one of the G League's most deadly scorers, which didn't change here. The talented guard has topped the 20-point mark in six of his seven February contests for the Herd, a span in which he has averaged 28.7 points per contest. Numbers like that are the reason why he has spent most of the 2019-20 season with the Bucks and not with the Herd.
Mason notched 36 points (14-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five assists and four rebounds during Sunday's 126-117 loss to the Grand Rapids Drive.
Mason hasn't seen an NBA court since late December, but he has looked impressive at the G League level. The talented guard has averaged 25.7 points per game this season and continues to be one of the best players in the league. He should see time at the NBA level sooner than later after topping the 30-point mark in each of his last three games.
Mason supplied a game-high 44 points (13-23 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 8-8 FT) to go with three assists, three rebounds and one steal across 36 minutes Wednesday in the G League Wisconsin Herd's 107-103 win over the Grand Rapids Drive.
One of the Bucks' two two-way players, Mason has seen the majority of his action in the G League this season and has played a major part in guiding the Herd to a league-best 28-8 record. Wednesday's scoring haul was a new season high for Mason, whose previous best came back on Jan. 7, when he erupted for 34 points against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Mason (abdomen) had 26 points (10-19 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and three assists in Saturday's 134-118 win over the Main Red Claws.
Mason saw only 21 minutes but made efficient use of his time on the court. The 25-year-old appears fully recovered from the abdominal strain that sidelined him during the back half of January.
Mason (abdomen) is probable for Friday's matchup against the Nuggets.
Mason hasn't appeared in any games, NBA or G League, after Jan. 11 due to a strained abdomen. However, he may take the court for the Bucks on Friday, especially since George Hill (hamstring) is out.
Mason (oblique) is listed out for Saturday's game against Brooklyn.
Mason remains out with an oblique strain. His next chance to return comes Monday against the Bulls.
Mason has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks with a strained oblique.
One of Milwaukee's two two-way players, Mason has spent most of the campaign with the G League's Wisconsin Herd. The 2017 second-round pick most recently logged 33 minutes in the Herd's 131-123 win over the Canton Charge on Saturday, but the likely picked up the oblique injury along the way. Mason can be viewed as day-to-day for now, and once he's eventually moved past the injury, he'll likely be dispatched back to the Herd so he can play regularly.
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