NBA free agency is still rolling right along, albeit slowed down significantly, but players are still being picked up by franchises to help fill out rosters. The New Orleans Hornets have signed former Washington Wizards guard Roger Mason, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo!.
Free agent guard Roger Mason has agreed to terms on a contract with the New Orleans Hornets, a source tells Yahoo! Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 1, 2012
Mason spent the 2011-2012 season with the Wizards, averaging nearly 14 minutes per game and 5.5 points per game. Mason will offer a back up to rookie guard Austen Rivers on the Hornets roster, much like he did for the Wizards this past season. The Hornets needed another shooter, which is a role that Mason can fill.