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Desmond Mason
Desmond Mason.jpg
Shooting guard/small forward
Born October 11, 1977 (1977-10-11) (age 32)
Waxahachie, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 222 lb (101 kg)
High school Waxahachie
College Oklahoma State
Draft 17th overall, 2000
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams Seattle SuperSonics (2000–2003)
Milwaukee Bucks (2003–2005; 2007–2008)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005–2007)
Oklahoma City Thunder (2008–2009)
Sacramento Kings (2009)
Awards 2001 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion

Desmond Tremaine Mason (born October 11, 1977 in Waxahachie, Texas) is an American professional basketball player who, after a 9-year NBA career of varying success, is currently a free agent. He is designated as a shooting guard and small forward.

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Career

Mason was drafted out of Oklahoma State University by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 17th pick of the 2000 NBA Draft. In 2001, he became the first Sonics player in franchise history to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.[1] In 2003, he and Gary Payton were traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Ray Allen and Ronald "Flip" Murray. On October 26, 2005, he was traded along with a 2006 first-round draft pick to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets in exchange for Jamaal Magloire.[2] On July 23, 2007 Mason signed a contract with the Bucks after a two-season absence. Initially angry with Bucks general manager Larry Harris for trading him in 2005, Mason said he was happy to be back in Milwaukee.[2] On August 13, 2008, Mason was traded back to the Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly the Seattle SuperSonics) in a three-team, six-player deal involving the Thunder, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, that sent Milwaukee's Mo Williams to Cleveland, Mason and Cleveland's Joe Smith to Oklahoma City, and Cleveland's Damon Jones and Oklahoma City's Luke Ridnour and Adrian Griffin to Milwaukee.[3] This marked his return to the former Sonics franchise.[2] On September 17, 2009, Mason signed a contract with the Sacramento Kings at league minimum.[4] After playing in just five games (and starting 4), he was waived by the Kings.[5]

Media appearances

In February 2007, Mason recorded a hip-hop video called We Dem Hornets in which he gave an inspirational roll-call of the entire 2006–07 Hornets team. He said: "Brandon (Bass) and I write a lot on the bus... I wrote a song about the team and let them listen to it. I rapped it to them on the bus and on the plane and a lot of the guys really liked it. I tweaked it, cleaned it up, and went over to (videographer intern and son of head coach Byron Scott) Thomas Scott's house and we put it down and then they wanted to put a video to it. It was just for fun."[6] Commenting on the fact that the Hornets started to win after the video was shown, Mason commented: "I think it went over well. They showed it in the locker room and everybody liked it, all of the players liked it. It was done well and (the highlights) fit together really well."[6]

Physical attributes

  • Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
  • Weight: 222 lb (100 kg)
  • Wingspan: 7'0"
  • Vertical leap: 38 inches[7][8]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Seattle 78 14 19.5 .431 .269 .736 3.2 .8 .5 .3 5.9
2001–02 Seattle 75 20 32.3 .464 .271 .848 4.7 1.4 .9 .4 12.4
2002–03 Seattle 52 15 34.8 .436 .291 .740 6.4 1.8 .9 .4 14.1
2002–03 Milwaukee 28 25 34.0 .474 .294 .765 6.7 2.4 .7 .4 14.8
2003–04 Milwaukee 82 31 30.9 .472 .231 .769 4.4 1.9 .7 .3 14.4
2004–05 Milwaukee 80 71 36.2 .443 .125 .802 3.9 2.7 .7 .3 17.2
2005–06 NO/Oklahoma City 70 55 30.0 .399 .167 .682 4.3 .9 .6 .2 10.8
2006–07 NO/Oklahoma City 75 75 34.3 .452 .000 .663 4.6 1.5 .7 .3 13.7
2007–08 Milwaukee 59 56 28.8 .482 .000 .659 4.3 2.1 .7 .5 9.7
2008–09 Oklahoma City 39 19 27.3 .435 .000 .541 4.0 1.2 .4 .8 7.5
2009–10 Sacramento 5 4 13.2 .417 .000 .750 2.6 .4 .2 .2 2.6
Career 643 385 30.5 .449 .260 .740 4.5 1.6 .7 .3 12.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Seattle 5 5 41.0 .421 .333 .588 6.2 1.8 .8 .4 11.8
2002–03 Milwaukee 6 6 34.0 .509 .000 .710 7.0 .8 1.0 .7 13.0
2003–04 Milwaukee 5 5 39.6 .338 .000 .846 4.8 2.4 .8 .4 14.4
Career 16 16 37.9 .414 .111 .730 6.1 1.6 .9 .5 13.1

Notes

  1. ^ NBA.com: Desmond Mason bio
  2. ^ a b c Mason says he's happy to be back in Milwaukee July 23, 2007
  3. ^ Cavaliers Acquire Williams in Three-Team Trade, August 13, 2008
  4. ^ http://www.nba.com/kings/news/press_release_0917092.html
  5. ^ Kings waive G/F Mason
  6. ^ a b Mason Delivers Unique Motivational ‘Speech’
  7. ^ DraftExpress: Pre Draft Measurements
  8. ^ Highest Vertical Leap World Records

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