Noah Levick: Can confirm @DerekBodnerNBA that the Sixers are signing Frank Mason. It’s an Exhibit 10 deal and he’ll join the Blue Coats, per source.
Derek Bodner: The Philadelphia 76ers are signing former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III to a non-guaranteed contract, per source. Mason, 26, has played three years in the NBA, with career averages of 6.8 points and 2.6 assists per game.
Chris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Milwaukee Bucks have rescinded qualifying offer for guard Frank Mason, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Chris Haynes: Milwaukee Bucks have tendered a $1.5 million qualifying offer on guard Frank Mason III, making him a restricted free agent, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Shams Charania: Guard Frank Mason III has agreed to a two-way NBA contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
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October 28, 2021 | 1:50 am EDT Update
Matt Brooks: James Harden: “As much as I want to get back to 30s and 40s points, I can’t do that. As much as I want to, as much as I would love to, I didn’t have any opportunities to play pickup. It was all rehab.”
Harden says this is unfamiliar territory for him coming back from a significant injury and having to be patient with his offense. “My career, I’ve been blessed,” Harden said. “Just not having surgeries or whatnot. So just this whole process last year was just like frustrating and draining. … It was draining for me to know that I couldn’t be myself and be out there on the floor and be the player that I am [at the end of last season]. “But I’m finally slowly getting back to it. It just takes a lot of hard work and dedication. But it’s gonna happen. But you got to just continue to keep fighting, and I will.”
“I had no opportunities to play pickup or nothing this summer,” Harden said. “Everything was rehab for three months, from a Grade 2 injury that happened three times in one season. So this is my fifth game of trying to just play with competition against somebody else. And as much as I want to rush the process and be back to hooping and killing, [have to] take your time.”
Westbrook spoke out on the testy sequence right before the buzzer sounded, via ClutchPoints’ Lakers reporter Michael Corvo: “It is what it is. I don’t think I should have gotten the first tech … If the last one was a tech, that’s cool. But, just how I play the game — I’m old school. When shit like that happens, I don’t let it slide. I’ll take it on the chin and move on.” “But in the game of basketball, there’s just certain things you don’t do,” continued the Lakers star. “Like in baseball, you don’t flip the bat. There’s certain things you just don’t do in sports. Game’s already over. And I didn’t like it, simple as that.”
StatMuse: Full Russell Westbrook experience tonight. 20 PTS 14 REB 13 AST 10 TOV 2 TECHS It’s his 6th quadruple-hobble of his career, the most by a player since the 3-point era (1980). Next closest player has half that (Harden with 3). pic.twitter.com/VvwXC9OYAF
Jon Krawczynski: Anthony Edwards nails the Giannis analysis: “With a guy like that you can’t stress about him scoring. That’s what he gonna do. Muh-fucker’s like 7-2, 280 pounds. Shit, we put four people on him and he’ll still score the ball. “