HoopsHype Roger Mason rumors

February 8, 2013 Updates

It sounds like a great life-building opportunity for the players to learn much more about one of their favorite interests. Right, and that's what the players' association is all about. For example, they have a program at Syracuse University on broadcasting. They've been doing that for about the last six, seven years. I think they have an 80 percent rate of the guys that do the broadcasting, and then those guys go on to work. Shaq did it going to work at ESPN, and now he's at TNT. They've got a coaching program that they do, and that coaching program is the [NBPA] Top 100 [High School Basketball] Camp. A lot of guys have gone to become coaches from that program. They have a GM program. The players' association has many programs for guys that do things that they might want to do when they're not playing ball. ESPN.com

February 1, 2013 Updates

“How often do you get a chance to have the Super Bowl take place in the same city where you live?” said Hornets center/forward Jason Smith, explaining his decision to buy tickets. Smith is joined by Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Robin Lopez, Roger Mason and Greivis Vasquez among Hornets players who bought Super Bowl XLVII tickets. Kick-off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome – which is literally across Girod Street from the Hornets’ home arena – is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Central, giving players plenty of time to rest after a roughly three-hour flight from Minneapolis. Like several of his teammates, Smith said that his preference would have been to root for the Hornets’ NFL brothers, the New Orleans Saints. With no obvious reason to cheer for either participating team, Hornets players are split evenly between Baltimore and San Francisco. NBA.com

January 21, 2013 Updates

It's time for one of this decade's brightest lights to take on that leadership role. You can't tell me things wouldn't be different at the bargaining table and among the rank and file if LeBron James or Kevin Durant aspired to the presidency. There continues to be a lot of support for Clippers guard Chris Paul, who is already on the Executive Committee, to succeed Fisher. "Roger is the most responsive and responsible, but Chris has the most sway," one observer said last week. NBA.com

January 4, 2013 Updates

The law firm also will make recommendations for addressing what it found to be a lack of player involvement in union practices and business. Among the procedural changes to be recommended will be that each team must have at least one player representative and an alternate, and that no player without a current NBA contract will be permitted to serve on the executive committee, CBSSports.com has learned. Of the nine current members of the executive committee, only four -- Chris Paul, James Jones, Matt Bonner and Roger Mason -- are in the NBA. "That could be one of the positives that comes out of this," one of the people briefed on the outcome said. "The players will be more involved." CBSSports.com

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Uncertain about what to expect in Washington next season, Mason felt it was time to move on – again. “I was interested in continuing my career here,” said Mason, who also played with the Wizards from 2006-08 before signing in San Antonio. “But I just think that right now, the opportunity for me is a little stronger in New Orleans. I wish the team the best. I talked to John and I’ll hit the rest of the guys, because I built a very strong relationship with the young core, but you know, it’s a business and you’ve got to move on.” Washington Post

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Bringing back Roger Mason Jr., Maurice Evans or James Singleton also remains high on the Wizards’ priority list, but the team already has depth at nearly every position. Mason is also not interested in signing another one-year deal at the league minimum, as he has the past two seasons, according to a source close to Mason. Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Chicago and the Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Mason. Washington Post

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Craig Stouffer: Roger Mason, Trevor Booker with Verizon Center cameos. Mason says pin in finger comes out Tues. Back next season? "We'll see." #Wizards Twitter

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