The Los Angeles Lakers decided to sign a point guard to a training camp deal and this move was sort of expected. Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed that the Lakers have signed Frank Mason III to a training camp contract. Will this move change the rotation in the upcoming season?
Mason played college basketball for the University of Kansas. He played for games for the Orlando Magic last season but things didn’t go really well from that point. The point guard missed the rest of the 2020-21 NBA season due to an injury.
The Lakers sign the point guard for a reason
Lakers coaches could easily use someone like Mason. Let’s not forget that he was a National Player of the Year when he was one of the Jayhawks. When it comes to career averages, Mason has 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game in the NBA.
Mason was the first player in Big 12 history to have an average of 20 points and 5 assists per regular season game. He was also selected as the Big 12 player of the year and “a consensus first-team All-American.” Here’s more… Mason won the 2020 G-League MVP.
The Lakers added Mason for a reason. We wouldn’t count him out right now. Mason was given the final open roster spot and LA has 20 players at the moment.
Similar to any other player, Mason has his struggles. He should definitely work on that efficiency. He is shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from deep.
Los Angeles missed the chance to beat the Brooklyn Nets in the preseason opener, and they are taking on the Phoenix Suns tonight. This will be their chance to beat the team that eliminated them in the first-round of the playoffs.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, and the rest of the guys will join forces to take the team to the playoffs again. Hopefully, they will have a better performance this season. Staying healthy is really important right now and everyone has to avoid injuries. LeBron and AD missed a lot of time due to injuries last season.