Report: Frank Mason III agrees to two-way deal with Bucks
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The Sacramento Kings released Mason III earlier this week after spending two seasons with the franchise that drafted him with the 34th overall pick in 2017. In 90 games with Sacramento, Mason III averaged 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists while shooting just 39.2 percent from the field.
Fortunately for the product out of Kansas, it didn’t take him much time to find a new home in the league, albeit on a two-way contract. It is unlikely that Mason III, 25, will be a factor for the Bucks next season. They will perhaps let him spend much of next season in the G-League to see what he can do for them before deciding on giving him a standard NBA deal.
However, as it currently stands, Milwaukee does not have much depth at the point guard spot with Eric Bledsoe and George Hill as the only floor generals on the roster. Perhaps Mason III can serve as insurance in the case that one of them comes down with an injury at some point next season.
Mason III had a standout senior campaign at Kansas in which was named 2017 Consensus National Player of the Year. He averaged 20.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.3 steals, while shooting at a 49.0 percent clip from the field and 47.1 percent from downtown. Unfortunately, that has not translated into the NBA yet.
It seems like Mason III will have to prove himself all over again.