Spurs Sign Roger Mason, Jr
Mason, a 6-5 guard, has spent the past two seasons with the Washington Wizards. Last year he appeared in 80 games averaging a career-best 9.1 points, 1.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 21.4 minutes. The former University of Virginia standout shot .443 (266-600) from the field, .398 (130-327) from beyond the three-point line and .873 (62-71) from the foul line. Mason scored in double figures 34 times, including a career-high 32 points at Golden State on 2/11 and 31 points while connecting on a career-high seven three-pointers vs. Indiana on 4/14.
Originally drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 31st pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, Mason appeared 43 games with the Bulls and Toronto Raptors during his first stint in the NBA (2002-03, 2003-04), averaging 2.9 points per game. For his career, Mason has appeared in 185 games averaging 5.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Prior to joining the Wizards, Mason played professionally in Israel for two seasons.