Frank Mason III most recently played for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2020 season. Despite not seeing much playing time, the former second-round pick could find himself on an NBA team soon.
Since entering the league, Frank Mason III has yet to find himself a home. He was originally drafted by the Sacramento Kings where he averaged 7.9 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in 18.9 minutes per game.
But after taking a step back in production in his sophomore year, the Kings ended up waiving him. He would eventually sign a two-way contract for the Bucks where he appeared in only nine games.
As the Orlando Magic continue to struggle with injuries, their once stable defense and inconsistent offense, Mason III could provide some stability off the bench.
During his time with the Bucks’ G-League affiliate during the 2020 season, he averaged a league-high 26.4 points per game on 50.6-percent shooting. Another notable statistic is that he shot 42.5-percent from behind the arc. His play earned him the 2020 NBA G-League MVP award.
While the competition between the G-League and the NBA is quite different, along with the fact Mason III has not had a statistically productive NBA career so far, there is still potential.
Despite being undersized at 5-foot-11, Mason III is adept at taking advantage of slower defenders. Reading the defense and punishing the opposing team’s mistakes is what made him so deadly in the open court.
Playing for the Bucks, a team that already had Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo and George Hill, made it difficult for Frank Mason to get the necessary playing time to showcase his skills.
He clearly improved during his time with the Wisconsin Herd which is evident by him being the best G-League player during the 2020 season. His improvement and skill set should make him an enticing option for the Magic.
Both Jordan Bone and Karim Mané being relatively inexperienced, and Michael Carter-Williams being a more defensive focused guard, Frank Mason III could balance the Magic’s point guard rotation when needed.