Free-agent guard Roger Mason has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Wizards, returning to a team he played for from 2006-08. The Wizards allowed Mason to leave in free agency in 2008 when he signed with San Antonio. Mason adds depth in the backcourt and may provide insurance in case free agent Nick Young fails to resign with the club. Mason has averaged 6.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 372 games over seven NBA seasons with five clubs since being drafted in the second round in 2002. He was with the New York Knicks last season. Mason played collegiately at the University of Virginia.
Before having their first practice of training camp Friday, the Wizards also signed their three draft picks: Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack. Washington also signed three other players, bringing their training camp roster to 14: Mardy Collins, Mike Wilks and Aaron Pettway.
Tom Blaz is Chief Editor at DC PRO and co-owner of The Recruiting Eagle a website focusing on Auburn University Athletics.