NBA Rumors: Roger Mason Jr Signs with New York Knicks

Jonathan GoldbergContributor IAugust 5, 2010

PHOENIX - MAY 03:  Roger Mason Jr. #8 of the San Antonio Spurs in action during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on May 3, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Spurs 111-102 to take a 1-0 series lead.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, the New York Knicks have agreed to a deal with journeyman Roger Mason Jr. It's a one-year contract the tune of $1.4 million

The soon-to-be 30-year-old is a natural shooting guard, and will add depth to the Knicks bench. More importantly, he will be the oldest Knick and will bring a veteran presence to the young team. 

Mason has bounced around quite a bit, playing for the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and San Antonio Spurs. He also did a stint overseas, playing for the Greek team Olympiacos B.C. and for Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. in the Israeli League. 

Mason had his best year in 2008-09 with the Spurs, posting career highs in points per game (11.8), assists per game (2.1) and rebounds per game (3.1). His numbers have decreased overall since then, but there is no doubt that he will be able to help the Knicks this coming season.