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.”’