Mason Plumlee Rumors

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Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee
Position: F-C
Born: 03/05/90
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:245 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $1,415,520
Plumlee, 25, averaged 8.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 82 games (45 starts) for the Nets last season. Olshey said that the addition of Plumlee does not signal the end of free agent Robin Lopez’s tenure in Portland. However with seven free agents and 10 uncertain contracts on the roster, the Blazers future, at center and elsewhere, remains murky. “We have a lot of business we’ve got to take care of,” Olshey said Thursday night following the draft. “We’ve got double-digit free agents. We don’t control all these situations. A lot of them have indicated their desire to be back in Portland, (but) it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re going to be able to retain their services.”
Although Lopez, on Friday afternoon, officially opted out of the $16.7 million he could have received for the 2015-16 season, according to multiple sources, the fact the Nets were willing to move Mason Plumlee to pick up a second first-round pick Thursday — which they used to snag Arizona swingman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — only reinforced a growing belief within the organization and around the league Lopez will re-sign with the Nets once free agency begins next month.
In a letter obtained by The Post, King and Yormark wrote they visited owner Mikhail Prokhorov two weeks ago in Moscow to “discuss the state of the team.’’ King and Yormark stated the Nets have plans to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young “to keep our core leadership together.” They stated they wanted to “build on our emerging young core,” mentioning Mason Plumlee, Bojan Bogdanovic, Markel Brown and Sergey Karasev. They mentioned their two draft picks — Nos. 29 and 41 — and a desire in “purchasing’’ another pick.
There’s little doubt where Plumlee’s loyalties lie. He’s one of three brothers to play for coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, and brother Marshall is part of the current Duke team. Mason Plumlee, now playing for the Brooklyn Nets, also was a key performer for the Blue Devils. Miles said he never dreamed all three brothers would play for Duke. It happened in part because Duke heavily recruited Mason, and Miles changed his mind after initially committing to Stanford. “I didn’t really commit (to Duke) until after my senior year,” Miles said. “I didn’t really think somewhere like Duke was in the picture for me. But I came on late. There’s no way we could have known that Marshall would come, too. It’s pretty unbelievable.”
“I have done the dunk contest before, but I’m just trying to do new stuff [that’s different] from the dunk contest I did in high school,” Plumlee said. “I can’t really tell you [what I’ll do] because I don’t even know all the dunks I’m going to do, but I have about two in my mind already that I’m for sure on.” When asked if he’s feeling any pressure or nerves, Plumlee admits that he’s not sure what to expect since the stage is so much bigger than any other dunk contests he’s competed in. “Man, I don’t know because I’ve never really been there before,” Plumlee said. “The McDonald’s dunk contest arena was about a quarter full, so we will see how the NBA one is.”