Video: Frank Mason tried to use his “powers” to retrieve stuck ball
Frank Mason was only a second-round pick out of the University of Kansas in last year’s draft, but he has really given the Sacramento Kings some solid minutes as of late.
He is one of the shorter point guards in the league coming in at only 5-foot-11 and he isn’t able to do everything that a taller player might be able to do — like getting the ball when it is stuck behind the basket.
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 13, 2018
During the second quarter of the Kings’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, Buddy Hield took a shot that bounced off the back of the rim and got stuck behind the basket.
Instead of jumping up or using a broom to try and get it down, Mason tried to use his magic power to try and get the ball to come down. Unfortunately for the Kings and Frank Mason, his force wasn’t enough to get the ball down or come out with a win in the game.
The Kings were actually competitive for most of the contest, but they couldn’t make the big plays down the stretch and that led to a 106-101 defeat.
Mason played 14 minutes for the Kings, putting up eight points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal. Those numbers are right around his season average.
On the year, he is averaging 18.8 minutes per game and putting up 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. Even though his height might always be an issue in the league, he is a guy that works hard on his craft and he has shown this year that he does belong in the NBA.
He should also be encouraged by the fact that one second-round draftee by the Kings several years back stood under six feet in height, but has made a pretty good account of himself so far in his NBA career.