The Blue Coats have reacquired Mason as an in-season affiliate player.
Mason hasn't been activated yet since joining the Blue Coats but will be part of the roster moving forward and figures to be part of the mix in the near future. He should see a decent amount of run considering he's not far removed from a stint on an NBA roster.
Mason was officially waived by the Magic on Monday.
The Magic are desperate for guard depth, and Mason's recent groin injury meant that he was unable to contribute. Chasson Randle was brought in on Monday, and he'll replace Mason as one of the Magic's two-way players. Mason appeared in three full games for Orlando, averaging 8.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 25.0 minutes.
Mason (groin) is out Sunday against the Suns.
Mason will miss a second straight game after suffering a groin injury Thursday against the Warriors. However, he probably won't be in line to see significant minutes when he returns, as Michael Carter-Williams is back in the fold after missing time with a foot injury.
Mason (groin) is out Friday against the Kings.
Mason suffered a groin strain four minutes into Thursday's action, and the injury is significant enough to keep him out on the second night of a back-to-back. In his absence, Michael Carter-Williams -- returning from a foot injury -- could fill a fair amount of Mason's minutes.
Mason won't return to Thursday's game against the Warriors due to a strained right groin, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Mason's first start of the season lasted all of four minutes, as he wasn't even able to put up a shot attempt before exiting. The injury leaves the team without a point guard on its current roster with Cole Anthony (shoulder), Markelle Fultz (knee) and Michael Carter-Williams (foot) all sidelined heading into the contest.
Mason will start in Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Mason has appeared in just three games for Orlando so far this season, but he's being suddenly thrust into the team's starting lineup with Cole Anthony (shoulder), Evan Fournier (back) and Michael Carter-Williams (foot) all out. Mason went for 11 points, seven boards and four assists across 33 minutes during Tuesday's loss to Portland.
Mason had 10 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and four assists during Saturday's 118-92 loss to the Bulls.
Chicago ran away from Orlando during the middle quarters Saturday, so Mason ended up leading the bench with 26 minutes. The 26-year-old could end up seeing extra run if Evan Fournier (back) misses any more time after sitting out against the Bulls.
Mason agreed Tuesday with the Magic on a two-way deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Mason will join his fourth team in three seasons, as the guard had been without a home since being waived by the 76ers in December. The Magic are currently dealing with injuries at the guard position, thus possibly giving Mason an early opportunity to excel with his new squad. A second-round selection in 2017, Mason averaged 6.9 points and 3.2 assists in nine games with Milwaukee during the 2019-20 campaign.
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.
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|02/12||@ SAC||W 123-112||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|02/11||@ GS||L 105-111||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|02/09||@ POR||L 97-106||33||11||7||4||3||0||0|
|02/06||vs CHI||L 92-118||26||10||4||4||0||0||0|
|02/05||vs CHI||W 123-119||16||4||1||4||2||0||0|
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