Wizards player review: Roger Mason Jr.

Wizards player review: Roger Mason Jr.
May 22, 2012, 12:27 am
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Roger Mason Jr.was broughtback by the Wizards to provide an outside shooting threat and provide some leadership in the Wizards locker room for the 2011-12 season.Unfortunately, theveteran guard didn't finish the yearon the roster as he broke a finger late in the season and was cut by the Wizards with only two weeks to go.

Being the true pro that he was, Mason still sat behind the bench at home games to show his support for the Wizards even after he was released.

After being used sparingly in the first few months of the lockout-shortened season, Mason's finestgamein his second go-round with the Wizards came in that 106-101 upset win over the L.A. Lakers back in early February. Mason came off the bench to pump in 14 points in just 12 minutes of action, including 5-8 from three-point range. A week later, Mason went 4-6 from beyond the arc and scored 19 points in a 99-89 win at New Orleans. In another road win in late March at New Jersey, Mason dropped in 4 3-pointers and finished with 16 points in a 108-89 victory over the Nets.
In the last month of the season, Mason went three straight games with double figures in points, including a 17-point, 5 three-pointereffort in a win against Charlotte.

Mason averaged just 5 points and one rebound for the Wizards. When Mason was hot, he was hot shooting the ball but when he was off he struggled. For the season, Mason shot 38 percent from three-point range but just 39 percent for all field goal attempts.

Mason could make an NBA roster next season simply because he can shoot the ball with the best of them when he is on.