Report: Lakers sign Frank Mason III to training camp deal

Frank Mason III
Feb 11, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Orlando Magic guard Frank Mason (15) controls the ball against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

With training camp already started, the Los Angeles Lakers have added an extra body to help them prepare for the regular season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the team has signed point guard Frank Mason III to a deal for the rest of training camp.

Mason has spent parts of the last four seasons in the NBA, including a short stint with the Orlando Magic last year. He spent his first two seasons with the Sacramento Kings who drafted him at number 34 in 2017. Since those first two seasons, the Kansas product has appeared in just 13 NBA games in two seasons.

With the likes of Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Nunn, Rajon Rondo, and Talen Horton-Tucker Manning the point guard position, it’s unlikely that Mason will turn enough heads to take the last available guaranteed roster spot on the regular season team.

It’s unclear yet if Mason signed an Exhibit 10 deal like other Lakers training camp signees. An Exhibit 10 contract would give guaranteed money to the player if he signs with the South Bay Lakers after being waived by the parent team. The Lakers organization could value his college and NBA experience in the G League.

Mason has averaged 6.7 points and 2.6 assists per game in the 103 NBA contests he has appeared in. He has shot just 39.6 percent from the field including 30.1 percent from three.

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