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Desmond Mason
SG/SF - 6'5, 222lbs - 46 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2010
  • Birthdate: 10/11/1977
  • Drafted (NBA): 17th pick, 2000
  • Pre-draft team: Oklahoma State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2000 NBA DraftNBADrafted 17th overall by Seattle.
3rd August, 2000NBASigned four year, $5,364,152 rookie scale contract with Seattle. Included team option for 2003/04.
19th August, 2002NBASeattle exercised 2003/04 team option.
20th February, 2003NBATraded by Seattle, along with Gary Payton, to Milwaukee in exchange for Ray Allen, Ronald Murray, Kevin Ollie and a 2003 first round pick (#14, Luke Ridnour).
25th October, 2003NBASigned a three year, $21.7 million extension with Milwaukee.
26th October, 2005NBATraded by Milwaukee, along with a 2006 first round pick (#15, Cedric Simmons) and cash, to New Orleans in exchange for Jamaal Magloire.
20th July, 2007NBASigned a two year, $10.3 million contract with Milwaukee.
13th August, 2008NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Milwaukee to Oklahoma City, along with Mo Williams to Cleveland, in exchange for Luke Ridnour and Adrian Griffin from Seattle and Damon Jones from Cleveland.
17th September, 2009NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Sacramento.
5th November, 2009NBAWaived by Sacramento.
Career Moves
1996 - 2000Oklahoma State (NCAA)
June 2000 - February 2003Seattle Supersonics (NBA)
February 2003 - October 2005Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
October 2005 - June 2007New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA)
July 2007 - August 2008Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2008 - June 2009Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
September 2009 - November 2009Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Articles about Desmond Mason

January 5, 2011

Desmond Mason - In the summertime, it was said that Mason wanted to make one last comeback attempt. However, as of right now, it has not happened. Mason is instead making his way as an artist, something that was always a part-time venture during his NBA career. Three months ago, Mason won a year's free use of an art studio, for the showcasing of his work. No longer the athlete he was, Mason's previous comeback attempt with the Kings was not pretty. And outside of that one summertime sentence, there's not a whole lot of evidence that another one is sought. But if it is, Mason will be on the radar because of the pedigree of his CV, moreso than his time with the Kings.

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July 30, 2010

Desmond Mason - Mason started the year with the Kings, but he really did not look good. He put up a 6.2 PER, and was quickly waived. Mason remained unsigned since; proposed links to a couple of different ACB teams never came off. With his athleticism going, Mason hasn't a lot to offer any more, save for reasonable perimeter defence and some 6'7 posting-up. The jumpshot never developed and now never will.

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April 8, 2010

- Desmond Mason

Mason started the year with the Kings. Despite already having Kevin Martin, Francisco Garcia (neither of whom were injured at the time), Tyreke Evans, Donte Greene, Andres Nocioni and Omri Casspi all available to play at the 2 and/or 3 spots, the Kings felt they needed another wing option and brought in Mason for training camp. Even though he didn't really show anything, Mason made the team, and he then bizarrely started 4 games to begin the year. The experiment quickly ended after Mason put up a 6.2 PER, and Mason was waived. He has remained unsigned since; proposed links to a couple of different ACB teams never came off.

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