The Washington Wizards have signed guard Morris Almond and waived Roger Mason Jr., who is out for the season after surgery on his broken left index finger.
Almond has played four seasons in the NBA Development League, averaging 24.5 points.
He was taken in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz out of Rice University. Almond averaged 3.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in 34 games with the Jazz.
Mason had surgery Monday. He averaged 5.5 points and 1.3 rebounds and shot 38.3 percent from 3-point range this season.
Kings future uncertain
Three days after the collapse of the Sacramento arena deal, the future of the Sacramento Kings remained a tantalizing mystery Monday.
The Kings will stay put in Sacramento for next season — and the team’s owners, the Maloofs, insist they’re committed to finding a way to remain in town long-term.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said he isn’t sure he believes the Maloofs want to stay: “I can’t tell you whether they want to be in Sacramento or not.” But in the next breath, he vowed, “This is not over.”
Sponsors grace uniforms
While the NBA studies putting sponsor logos on jerseys, the Development League is placing them on their teams’ uniforms in the playoffs.
BBVA’s logo will be featured across the back of all jerseys during the NBA D-League playoffs, the league announced Monday. It’s the first time a marketing partner will have brand exposure on a D-League jersey other than adidas, the league’s official outfitter.
BBVA, a financial service institution, is the presenting partner of the NBA D-League playoffs and finals.