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Thread: Eichenhofer: Four Things to Know About the Roger Mason Signing

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    Eichenhofer: Four Things to Know About the Roger Mason Signing

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/news/horn...-mason-signing

    If you have a few minutes to kill, it's a good read.

    As eight-year NBA veteran Roger Mason weighed his options in free agency this summer, he eventually narrowed his possible destinations to two teams: the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets. While many fans and NBA observers might view choosing the championship-contending Lakers as a no-brainer, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard opted to sign with New Orleans, where a new era in team history has begun.

    “It’s really night and day,” Mason noted, comparing the team’s current outlook to the recent past. “There is a clear direction the franchise wants to go. Whenever a team is for sale, you don’t necessarily know its direction. But it’s very clear with Mr. Benson having been in the New Orleans community, and with his ownership of the Saints, (his purchase of the Hornets) makes a lot of sense.”

    “They had a need at backup shooting guard and for a guy who could knock down shots. I definitely saw that and wanted to come here. “What I was looking for this offseason was a place where I could earn an opportunity. That’s all you can ask for – a chance to earn playing time. You don’t ever expect anything to be given to you.”

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    Love it. Players wanting to come here... and picking us ofver the Lakers to boot!
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    Good read. Encouraging to hear this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamQuailman View Post
    Love it. Players wanting to come here... and picking us ofver the Lakers to boot!
    I'm sure that had more to do with PT but it still feels nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by NolaHornets23 View Post
    I'm sure that had more to do with PT but it still feels nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by NolaHornets23 View Post
    I'm sure that had more to do with PT but it still feels nice
    both team needed another 3pt shooter, but you're right.

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    And den Dwight signed with Lakers and he went doh!

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