Sacramento Kings: Frank Mason III being sued by Lil Wayne’s Agency

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 4: Frank Mason III #10 of the Sacramento Kings looks on during the game against the New York Knicks on March 4, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. 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 Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 4: Frank Mason III #10 of the Sacramento Kings looks on during the game against the New York Knicks on March 4, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. 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 Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Sacramento Kings’ guard Frank Mason III is reportedly being sued by rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money APAA Sports Group. The lawsuit is for $92,000 as well as the return of an $11,000 diamond chain.

Frank Mason III signed to Young Money APAA Sports Group in April of 2017, prior to the NBA Draft, according to TMZ Sports. The deal sent Mason $40,000 in advance and covered his draft expenses which totaled around $52,000, as well as gifting him an $11,000 custom Young Money chain, per the agency.

Mason’s contract with Young Money APAA Sports Group also stipulated that should he ever leave the agency, he would have to repay the money they gave him and return the chain. Mason parted with the group a year later in April of 2018.

In his rookie year, 52 games played, Mason averaged 7.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game on 37.9% shooting from the court. He is slated to make a salary of $1.378 million this season and has a non-guaranteed salary of $1.618 million for the 2019-2020 season, per Basketball Reference.

This season, Mason figures to be third in the point guard pecking order, behind De’Aaron Fox and newcomer Yogi Ferrell.

Frank had games where he looked like a more than serviceable role player last season, but injuries and inconsistency cost him any shot at truly developing as a playmaker and shooter. Should Mason be able to up his shooting percentages from last season and further develop his playmaking ability, he would figure to see plenty of time on the floor for Sacramento this upcoming year.