NBA Rumors: Knicks’ Roger Mason Jr. Staying Positive Amid Lack Of Playing Time

December 28th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »
Two years ago, journeyman Roger Mason Jr. was starting next to Tony Parker in the backcourt for a San Antonio Spurs team headed into the playoffs.

These days, however, he’s warming the bench for the New York Knicks.

It’s been an unusual turn of events for Mason Jr., who, before the season began, could have been slated to be the Knicks’ starting two guard. Before the emergence of Landry Fields, Mason Jr.’s success with the Spurs boasted the best credential of any other guard on the team.

When he signed with the Knicks for the veteran’s minimum this offseason, Mason Jr. was considered a steal. He talked early on about making an impact by leading by example and, hopefully, guiding his new team to the playoffs.

However, a less than stellar preseason, in which his shooting was clearly off, bounced Mason Jr. out of the Knicks’ rotation and at the end of their bench.

Despite only playing in eight games thus far, Mason Jr. has tried to remain upbeat, telling the New York Post, "I'll continue to work and be a good teammate and cheer them on and wait for an opportunity. I haven't really had one ye ...

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