Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: Frank Mason III reportedly agrees to two-way deal

SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28: (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28: (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

According to reports, the Milwaukee Bucks have filled their other two-way contract spot by agreeing to terms with third-year guard Frank Mason III.

Just a day after reportedly agreeing to a two-way contract with Tulane product Cam Reynolds, the Milwaukee Bucks have lined up their second two-way player for the 2019-20 season.

First reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania Saturday morning, the Bucks have agreed to a two-way contract with third-year guard Frank Mason III.

Drafted 34th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, Mason had spent the first two years of his professional career as a member of the Sacramento Kings.

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Mason was viewed as the more finished product compared to the Kings’ star point guard De’Aaron Fox at the time and got ample opportunity throughout his rookie season on the NBA level.

In his 52 appearances throughout his rookie campaign, two of them coming as starts, Mason averaged 7.9 points on a .379/.360/.817 slash line, 2.8 assists and 2.5 rebounds across 18.9 minutes per contest.

The 2017 Naismith Player of the Year, however, didn’t see the same opportunities for playing time throughout his sophomore year. To make matters worse, Mason largely floundered on the floor when given an opportunity to lead the Kings’ offense under former head coach Dave Joerger throughout their surprising 39-43 season in 2018-19.

Mason finished with 5.1 points on .420/.219/.684 shooting splits, 2.2 assists, 1.1 rebounds over 11.4 minutes per tilt. That led Mason to be on shaky ground as the Kings looked to upgrade their roster in free agency and he was subsequently released by the Kings earlier this month.

The big question in the aftermath of this decision is what happens with incumbent Bucks two-way player Bonzie Colson II.

The 24-year-old had reportedly signed his two-way contract for two seasons upon his arrival to Milwaukee in mid-January and got some NBA minutes towards the end of the season. And he had most recently appeared with their Summer League squad in Las Vegas.

Now that the Bucks have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with renowned sharpshooter Kyle Korver, their roster stands at 14 players. There’s a chance the Bucks could convert Colson’s two-way contract to a full roster spot to completely fill out their roster for the upcoming season, but that may be wishful thinking at this point when it comes to Colson’s time in Milwaukee.

In any event, Mason proves to be a nice pickup for the Bucks, especially since they’re only carrying two point guards on their roster at this point between Eric Bledsoe and Mason’s former Kings teammate, George Hill.

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With that, we give Mason a hearty welcome to Milwaukee and will look forward to him developing with the Wisconsin Herd as well as occasionally with the Bucks in an effort to rebound his still burgeoning NBA career.