Frank Mason III
G - FA
Frank Mason III scored 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-3 FT) with seven rebounds, four assists and three turnovers across 33 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 106-97 loss against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The third-year point guard was signed by Orlando off waivers last week and looked solid off the bench in Tuesday's loss, scoring 11 points, seven rebounds and dishing four assists to provide some stability behind rookie Cole Anthony. Mason should not be rostered in season-long formats at this point but he is an intriguing option in DFS contests, as his low salary could help managers build a winning lineup if he continues to receive extended minutes as the Magic's reserve point guard. The Magic will get a day off before playing the Golden State Warriors on Thursday for their next stop on their West Coast road trip.
Frank Mason III remained hot off the bench, putting up 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 FT), and adding a team-high eight assists, four rebounds while getting a steal, a block, and three three-pointers in 26 minutes of play.
Mason III hit double figures for the third consecutive game and has been a revelation to the Bucks bench, averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 3.6 rebounds over that span. Mason III likely earned himself more playing time once the playoffs start but may not be the 20+ minutes he's averaged in the past three contests.
Frank Mason III has been named the 2019-20 NBA G League MVP, officially ending the Raptors 905’s MVP streak.
Signing a two-way contract with the Bucks last July, Mason had a phenomenal season with the Herd in which he averaged 26.4 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. He shot 50.4 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from beyond the arc, and 81.5 percent from the “charity” line. The Herd went on to achieve the league’s best record of 33-10. Mason appeared in six games for the Bucks this season, averaging 2.3 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 rebounds per game. Although he shows promise, the road to Mason having a consistent role in the Buck’s stacked rotation is a long one and significantly limits his fantasy appeal at this time.
Frank Mason III totaled nine points (4-12 FG, 1-6 3PT), four rebounds, five assists, and one steal in 29 minutes of play off the bench Monday night.
Mason played relatively well with the Bucks skeleton lineup Monday but shouldn't be expected to have a fantasy impact moving forward. He's only seen the floor in six games this season and Monday's game was the first time he saw more than ten minutes of playing time.
Frank Mason III scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting in Monday's preseason opener with the Bucks. He also led the team with six assists, four assists, and 26 minutes of playing time.
The third-year guard signed a two-way contract with Milwaukee this offseason and will be looking to play his way into a role this preseason. He won't have any immediate fantasy relevance to begin the season but is worth keeping on eye on in dynasty leagues and could be a solid preseason DFS play.