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Desmond Mason - SG/SF, 6'5, 222
Retired - Retired in 2010
       Date of birth: 10/11/1977
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 17th pick, 2000
     Out of: Oklahoma State
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2000 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 17th overall by Seattle.
3rd August, 2000 NBA Signed four year, $5,364,152 rookie scale contract with Seattle. Included team option for 2003/04.
19th August, 2002 NBA Seattle exercised 2003/04 team option.
20th February, 2003 NBA Traded by Seattle, along with Gary Payton, to Milwaukee in exchange for Ray Allen, Ronald Murray, Kevin Ollie and a 2003 first round pick (#14, Luke Ridnour).
25th October, 2003 NBA Signed a three year, $21.7 million extension with Milwaukee.
26th October, 2005 NBA Traded by Milwaukee, along with a 2006 first round pick (#15, Cedric Simmons) and cash, to New Orleans in exchange for Jamaal Magloire.
20th July, 2007 NBA Signed a two year, $10.3 million contract with Milwaukee.
13th August, 2008 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Milwaukee to Oklahoma City, along with Mo Williams to Cleveland, in exchange for Luke Ridnour and Adrian Griffin from Seattle and Damon Jones from Cleveland.
17th September, 2009 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
5th November, 2009 NBA Waived by Sacramento.
When: Where:
1996 - 2000 Oklahoma State (NCAA)
June 2000 - February 2003 Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
February 2003 - October 2005 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
October 2005 - June 2007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA)
July 2007 - August 2008 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2008 - June 2009 Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
September 2009 - November 2009 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
From blog:


   Top 101 NBA Ten-Day Contract Candidates (When 20 Would Probably Have Been Enough)
2011-01-05

Desmond Mason - In the summertime, it was said that Mason wanted to make one last comeback attempt. However, as of right now, it has not happened. Mason is instead making his way as an artist, something that was always a part-time venture during his NBA career. Three months ago, Mason won a year's free use of an art studio, for the showcasing of his work. No longer the athlete he was, Mason's previous comeback attempt with the Kings was not pretty. And outside of that one summertime sentence, there's not a whole lot of evidence that another one is sought. But if it is, Mason will be on the radar because of the pedigree of his CV, moreso than his time with the Kings.

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   The best of what's left
2010-07-30

Desmond Mason - Mason started the year with the Kings, but he really did not look good. He put up a 6.2 PER, and was quickly waived. Mason remained unsigned since; proposed links to a couple of different ACB teams never came off. With his athleticism going, Mason hasn't a lot to offer any more, save for reasonable perimeter defence and some 6'7 posting-up. The jumpshot never developed and now never will.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 42
2010-04-08

- Desmond Mason

Mason started the year with the Kings. Despite already having Kevin Martin, Francisco Garcia (neither of whom were injured at the time), Tyreke Evans, Donte Greene, Andres Nocioni and Omri Casspi all available to play at the 2 and/or 3 spots, the Kings felt they needed another wing option and brought in Mason for training camp. Even though he didn't really show anything, Mason made the team, and he then bizarrely started 4 games to begin the year. The experiment quickly ended after Mason put up a 6.2 PER, and Mason was waived. He has remained unsigned since; proposed links to a couple of different ACB teams never came off.

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   Where Are They Now, 2011: Bookkeeping The Retired Guys
2011-04-19

Desmond Mason - Desmond Mason now works in a bank.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition
2013-03-19

Desmond Mason - Now an artist.

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