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Roger Mason - SG, 6'5, 205
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
       Date of birth: 09/10/1980
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 31st pick, 2002
     Out of: Virginia
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Right

2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 31st overall by Chicago.
12th August, 2002 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Chicago.
15th December, 2003 NBA Traded by Chicago to Toronto in exchange for Rick Brunson.
16th December, 2004 NBA Waived by Toronto.
4th January, 2005 Greece Signed for the remainder of the season with Olympiakos.
20th August, 2005 Israel Signed a one year contract with Hapel Jerusalem.
7th September, 2006 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
20th September, 2007 NBA Re-signed by Washington to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
11th July, 2008 NBA Signed a two year, $7.28 million contract with San Antonio.
10th August, 2010 NBA Signed a one year, $1.4 million contract with New York.
9th December, 2011 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
16th April, 2012 NBA Waived by Washington.
2nd August, 2012 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
27th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
20th February, 2014 NBA Traded by Miami, along with cash, to Sacramento in exchange for a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed).
21st February, 2014 NBA Waived by Sacramento.
When: Where:
1999 - 2002 Virginia (NCAA)
July 2002 Chicago Bulls (Summer League)
August 2002 - December 2003 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
December 2003 - December 2004 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2005 - June 2005 Olympiakos (Greece)
July 2005 Orlando Magic (Summer League)
August 2005 - June 2006 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
July 2006 Washington Wizards (Summer League)
September 2006 - June 2008 Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2008 - June 2010 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
August 2010 - June 2011 New York Knicks (NBA)
December 2011 - April 2012 Washington Wizards (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2013 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
September 2013 - February 2014 Miami Heat (NBA)
February 2014 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
From blog:

   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

Roger Mason signed with New York.

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   The best of what's left

Roger Mason - Roger Mason shot only 33% from three last year, and 39% overall. With only 34 free throws taken all year, Mason's true shooting percentage was .490%, and that's just not very good. That said, the three point percentage was a blip. Sometimes, shooters can't shoot for a season. Check out Casey Jacobsen's season in Memphis, for example. The days of Mason the slasher are pretty much over, and have been since he left Israel, as are the days of Mason the occasional point guard defender. But Mason can still shoot, last year excepted. And he's good enough of a defender.

Incidentally, there exists a decent possibility that in the next week, the Bulls will hire Rick Brunson as an assistant coach and sign Roger Mason as a player. This is noteworthy for the fact that Chicago, under Paxson's regime, once traded Mason for Brunson. A minor mistake.

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   Chicago's Last Resort Offseason Plan That Still Manages To Avoid Signing Joe Johnson

[...] That leaves a market with few shooters on it. And those that are good shooters are either unsuitable or unavailable. Mike Miller's days of being able to defend opposing guards are pretty much over. Kyle Korver can't really do it either. I wouldn't want Quentin Richardson to attempt it. Anthony Morrow is desirable, but is not easy to get. J.J. Redick is also desirable, but he's restricted, and owned by a team who has spent extremely generously in the last two years. Roger Mason is OK, but he's no starter. And then there's Ray Allen, who, while an absolutely perfect fit for Chicago's roster, is setting records for Boston in the NBA Finals. He should be considered unavailable until further notice.

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   Deadline looms for these unguaranteed players

Miami - Michael Beasley and Roger Mason: The rejuvenated Beasley averages 10.7 points in only 18 minutes per contest and will not be cut. And while Mason is the logic cut to open up a roster spot should Miami see fit to do so - for someone like, say, Bynum - he is sufficiently capable in his role of low mistake three point shooter to merit sticking on his play alone.

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   2014 Summer League rosters - Indiana

Roger Mason - Mason's presence on this roster is an odd one. It's strangely pleasing to see him be willing to do what it takes to get back into the NBA, rather than wait for the phone to ring and slowly becoming forgotten, but the book on him is well established - he'll catch and shoot threes, has pretty much lost his defense, and that's about it. Mind you, it worked for Rasual Butler, who fell out of the NBA for the entire 2012/13 season but who made it back for 2013/14 after joining a summer league team. And where did he do that? Indiana.

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