Comments on: Desmond Mason vs. Reality NBA & ABA Basketball Statistics & History Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:56:04 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tawnya Griesi Sat, 28 Aug 2010 02:41:30 +0000 Who knows what happens next... All I know is:

All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand. :)

By: Sean Forman Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:34:37 +0000 test


By: mauifresh Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:42:54 +0000 After the ray allen trade mason became one of the main building blocks of the milwaukee bucks taking them to the playoffs two consecutive years. He was a great leader and always played above the rim. he had his career years averaging over 17ppg and about 7rpg one of those years. He and TJ Ford were highlight reels pretty much every game those years they played together. offseason 04'-05 i believe bucks gave a lofty contract to bobby simmons( a horrible player coming off most improved player year in a contract year) and promised mason they weren't going to trade him to soon after ship him out to new orleans for jamal magloire (one of the slowest players i've seen with butterfingers coming off an all star year)mind you they also drafted bogut and also gave gadzuric a hefty contract and let zaza pachulia go. they fired porter and folks that was the last time bucks had a post season appearance; during the mason, TJ ford era. His career went on a downward spiral and even publicly called bucks then GM larry harris "a snake in the grass". Aside from all his injuries his focus and passion he had for the game was damaged and hasn't been the same since. he's a player that competed with the most heart and grit and was a vocal locker room/floor leader that's played in a bucks uniform since ray allen departed. i'd like to see mason play with TJ ford again and i think he can help the pacers and resurrect his career, I wish him the best no matter where he ends up. He's still young and i agree with his agent has enough left in his tank to wow a crowd with his thunderous dunks, best of luck to you mason.

By: khandor Thu, 27 Aug 2009 05:31:28 +0000 I left both Donyell Marshall & Kareem Rush off Philly's roster for the time being as, according to, neither one has signed a contract with the 76ers yet for the upcoming season.

By: Joe Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:38:08 +0000 They got Donyell Marshall too..

By: khandor Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:21:12 +0000 re: "We already have plenty of clumsy, idiotic “gifted athletes” on our team, thank you very much ..."

IYO, who on the 76ers actually fits into that category?

This is what their signed player roster looks like at the moment:

1 Williams/PG
2 Green/OG
3 Iguodala/SF
4 Young/PF
5 Dalembert/C
6 Ivey/PG
7 Kapono/OG-SF
8 Brand/PF [returning from injury
9 Speights/C
10 Holiday/PG-OG [rookie]
11 Smith/PF [returning from injury]
12 Brezec/C [FA signing]

Q1. Is Desmond Mason an ideal pick-up?
A1. Of course not.

Q2. Might he at least fill a gapping need on thier roster, at the back-up Wing position?
A2. Just maybe.


Personally, something I believe the 76ers will soon be experimenting with again is the possibility of using:

- Iguodala as their main #2/OG
- shifting Green to the bench
- using Young as their main SF, and
- returning Brand [PF] to their starting line-up

... now that they have replaced Miller with Williams' increased athleticism at the PG spot.

Their bench would then look like this:

PG - Holiday & Ivey
OG - Green
SF - Kapono
PF - Smith
C - Speights & Brezec

Either way ... there's a need for another Wing player to be added before the season tips.

By: Palmer Eldritch Sat, 22 Aug 2009 18:08:58 +0000 Khandor,

I hope you don't actually like the Sixers, dude. We already have plenty of clumsy, idiotic "gifted athletes" on our team, thank you very much, and the ones we already have sometimes manage to set a pick, get a stop on defense or make a jump shot. The Sixers may need a wing, but the point of this post is that Desmond Mason is legendarily bad at playing the wing, and even worse at making his teammates more effective.

By: khandor Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:41:48 +0000 As I said yesterday on my blog, I think Desmond would still be a decent fit with a team like the 76ers, with an opening on their roster for a relatively low-cost, role-playing veteran back-up #3/SF [provided he is healthy] ... despite the atrocious "numbers" he's put up in recent years.

As long as the dollar figure is low and the length of term small, Philly needs to sign at least one more Wing player, any way you slice it. Desmond has always been higly coachable and a solid team player.

By: Jason J Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:26:37 +0000 Wait, wasn't Mason the piece of the Ray Allen / Gary Payton trade that the Bucks considered part of their post-Sam/Ray/Glenn core? Yikes.