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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 at 12:00 pm  |  12 responses

Will the Spurs Unload Roger Mason Jr.?

Roger’s agent says his client wouldn’t necessarily mind a change of scenery (granted, in the most diplomatic way possible): “Last Thursday, one week before the NBA’s trade deadline and one day before the start of the All-Star break, Roger Mason Jr. underscored his desire to remain a Spur for life. ‘I want to be in San Antonio for my career,’ Mason told the Express-News after the Spurs’ victory in Denver. At some point over the break, Mason’s mind apparently changed. Mark Bartelstein, Mason’s agent, on Monday told the Express-News the veteran guard would be amenable to a trade if it offered him a chance for more playing time. Bartelstein, however, refused to characterize his conversations with Spurs general manager R.C. Buford and coach Gregg Popovich as a formal trade request. ‘It’s not a trade demand,’ Bartelstein said. ‘It’s simply, if there’s an answer to the problem of not enough minutes, and everybody can come out good, they should look at that. That’s all that’s going on.”’

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  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Way to keep it P.C.

  • Simmy Sosa

    I like Mason in SA but that backcourt is crowded. I don’t understand why he’d want to leave a team that has as good a chance as anyone not named the Lakers to win a championship. I’d really hate to see him go…

  • wilz

    whats he even doing this year? ive only seen about 5-6 SA games but he’s either been invisible or missed the shots he made his name off of last year

  • T Money

    Zzzzzz

  • NAS

    he is rightfully pissed because last year he was playing good minutes, really helping out the spurs and they have rewarded him by sticking him behind the bum otherwise known as richard jefferson

  • Rachel

    And it’s a contract year for Mason, so it hurts that after working so hard in the summer to improve, he’s got little chance to show the result. Maybe Pop should go ahead and kill what remains of RJ’s confidence by admitting he hasn’t panned out and starting Mason in his place. I’m not blaming RJ but the Spurs have gotta do something; their chemistry has been awful this year.

    I like what Mason’s agent said: “One of the things I really enjoy about working with the Spurs is you can have conversations like this, where you can find something that is good for everyone. They really try to do the right thing by players.” Although that came back to bite the Spurs when they finally agreed Luis Scola’s demands to be set free.

  • http://myspace.com/rsaenz24 RoG23

    He is just not good enough to get pt in sa. U got parker, ginobli, bogans, hill, and probably finly ahead of him. Pack mason, bonner, and ratliff for gooden or oberto or any solid post.

  • http://thacorner.net Kevin

    SMH they need to trade Richard Jefferson

  • L

    San Antonio is just the most boring team to watch since TP and Manu lost a step this season. So sad to watch this..L

  • http://www.behingtheb.blogspot.com Sam Raphael Chadwick

    this would be a shame as he was a great fit last season this one has been a bit disapointing due to the addition of RJ but still he is a young and tallented player and would be good for them in the future if not right now.

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    Mason can flat out play. I remember a couple of years back when he was starting in his Wizards days when Arenas was out, he played well. And obviously he had his moments with the Spurs. I think a guard like him could really help a team like Miami. He can play both guard positions, so that could work next to Wade. Hell, my bet is Washington would love to have him back. Can’t see it happening though.

  • davidR

    at least play him over bogans

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