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.
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.
Chris Haynes: Yahoo Sources: Milwaukee Bucks have rescinded qualifying offer for guard Frank Mason, making him an unrestricted free agent.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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May 17, 2021 | 4:43 am EDT Update
With a first-round rematch between their teams set, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic said there are no hard feelings remaining from the heated rivalry that he developed with LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. during last season’s playoff series. According to Doncic, Morris apologized to him during a game earlier this season about stepping on the back of Doncic’s left ankle in Game 5, a controversial play that the Mavs considered dirty with their star playing on a sprained ankle.
“He’s a hell of a player, hell of a defender,” said Doncic, who averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game in last season’s series during his first NBA postseason. “Trash talk is always there, and if it’s not, you’re not really competing. It’s going to be great.”
When The Athletic recently asked Martins whether the team intends to extend Weltman’s contract, Martins said it is team policy not to comment publicly on contract discussions. But Martins also indicated that he and the DeVos family have been pleased with the performance of Weltman and GM John Hammond.
May 17, 2021 | 1:19 am EDT Update
Michael Scotto: LeBron James on Stephen Curry: “Everybody counted him out this year. Everybody said now that Klay (Thompson) is hurt, can Steph lead a team on his own? What’s he going to be able to do? Can he carry a team into the postseason? Can he keep a team afloat? He’s done that and more.”