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The Wizards’ backcourt appears crowded with Arenas - if he returns - Daniels, DeShawn Stevenson and Nick Young, who is entering his second season. But Mason can play either guard position, and the Wizards intend to try to re-sign him, according to a team source. That lines up with Grunfeld’s stance that he would like to see how well Washington’s entire squad can do when entirely healthy.

Mason spent his second season with the Wizards last year after turning down an offer from the San Antonio Spurs and accepting a $770,610 deal with Washington believing he could benefit from the continuity.