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Mason Plumlee | Center

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 235
College: Duke
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Mason Plumlee is expected to attend Team USA minicamp.
Plumlee will face an uphill battle to make the final roster for the Olympics, but it's clear his stock hasn't dipped with the coaching staff after a subpar season in Brooklyn during 2014-15. He will now have a new opportunity in Portland for the rebuilding Trail Blazers. Jul 27 - 8:45 AM
Source: ESPN

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Mason Plumlee said he's "preparing to be a starter" for the Trail Blazers this season, but coach Terry Stotts didn't commit to the idea.

"He’s shown that he can be a starter in this league, but let’s wait until October, November," Stotts said. Blazers GM Neil Olshey was similarly noncommittal, saying, "He’s capable of being a starter, but he’s also capable of being a very high-end backup if in free agency we go another route and get another starter be it Robin [Lopez] or anybody else." Plumlee will have a big role either way and we'll be closely monitoring his role -- in 45 starts last year he averaged 11.8 points on 63.1 percent shooting, 7.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.
Source: CSNNW.com
Jun 30 - 6:49 PM

Trail Blazers' GM Neil Olshey said that while he liked Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the opportunity to land Mason Plumlee was too good to pass up.

"We really like Rondae. He's a terrific young player," Olshey said. "But we just felt like, based on some of the moves we have to make [and] some of the uncertainly regarding some of our unrestricted free agents, the opportunity to get a dynamic young center that's a little bit more accomplished, that we know we can put on the floor this fall, that can help you win games but still has a tremendous upside because of his age and his athleticism, it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up." Plumlee could be looking at a substantial role with the Blazers if/when LaMarcus Aldridge leaves, so he could make for a solid late-round selection in fantasy drafts.
Jun 26 - 2:47 PM

Brooklyn will send C Mason Plumlee and rookie Pat Connaughton to the Blazers for rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and G Steve Blake, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Plumlee could see a huge role if LaMarcus Aldridge is truly gone, and it sounds like he is. This is the third time the Blazers have traded Steve Blake, in case you're scoring at home.
Jun 25 - 11:51 PM

The Brooklyn Nets would reportedly be open to trading Mason Plumlee if they were able to move into the lottery, according to a league source.

Plumlee is stuck behind Brook Lopez on the Nets depth chart, so this move would likely benefit both sides as Plumlee would find a role that gave him more than the 8.2 minutes per game he saw in the playoffs. There may not be a trade to be made in advance of Thursday's NBA Draft, but a move to the right situation would give Plumlee a boost in fantasy value.
Jun 25 - 1:44 PM

The Nets are still exploring "trade possibilities" for Mason Plumlee prior to Thursday's draft, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Plumlee's availability has been reported since late May and he's a prime candidate to begin the 2015-16 season in another city, though Brooklyn reportedly won't deal him for less than a lottery pick. Plumlee averaged 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in only 21 minutes per game last season. His playing time dropped to just 8.2 minutes in the postseason, however, and a change of scenery would likely be a good thing for his fantasy value.
Jun 23 - 8:09 PM

The Nets may be considering trading Mason Plumlee in an effort to move up in the draft.

Due to the Joe Johnson deal, the Nets don't pick until 29, and they're also strapped for picks in the future because of the Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce deal. Plumlee had some ups and downs last year and he probably wouldn't fetch a lottery pick by himself.
Jun 15 - 5:05 PM

The Nets may explore the marketplace for Mason Plumlee this offseason, according to sources of Marc Stein.

Plumlee's trade value isn't great right now, and with his yearly salary very affordable, it wouldn't make much sense for them to move him. We'll continue to follow this story closely over the course of the offseason, but at this point, it doesn't seem likely Plumlee will be the guy who is sent elsewhere. Jarrett Jack, Joe Johnson, and Deron Williams have all popped up in the rumor mill as trade candidates, and they are the most likely players to be dealt. Plumlee's fantasy value isn't great playing behind Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 3:27 PM

According to Nets general manager Billy King, Mason Plumlee will play in the summer league.

Plumlee's role was very sporadic this season and he hasn't developed as quickly as the Nets would have liked. He averaged just 8.7 points, 6.2 boards, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 21.8 minutes per game in the regular season, but head coach Lionel Hollis was often very critical of him. Plumlee will definitely benefit from some additional experience in the offseason, but his fantasy value will hinge on what the Nets decide to do with players such as Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez this summer.
May 6 - 11:31 AM

Mason Plumlee shifted to the bench with Thad Young (knee) healthy on Tuesday, finishing with only four points, three rebounds and one block in 12 foul-plagued minutes.

The Nets won two straight games in Thaddeus Young's absence but he still overtook Plumlee for the starting PF job tonight. Plumlee hasn't been a viable fantasy option with Brook Lopez healthy this season, so it hardly matters where he begins games for Brooklyn.
Mar 31 - 10:45 PM

Mason Plumlee moved into the starting lineup for Friday's win over the Cavs, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting with eight rebounds and one block in 24 minutes.

Something about Plumlee doesn't agree with Lionel Hollins' system or vice-versa, but he is hit-or-miss when given the minutes and it's usually a miss. There's some opportunity here and Thad Young (knee) is doubtful to play through this weekend, but plenty of risk on an outright add or even a plug-and-play. Give him a bump up in your projections if you're punting free throw percentage.
Mar 28 - 12:56 AM

Mason Plumlee will start in place of Thaddeus Young (knee) on Friday night against the Cavs.

The last time Thaddeus Young was out of the starting lineup, the Nets went with a forward combo of Joe Johnson and Alan Anderson, but they'll go big against the Cavs. Plumlee and Brook Lopez were on the court together for about 12 minutes on Wednesday, so that should continue and both could play for about 20 minutes next to each other. Give Plumlee a look because he'll have a chance at a double-double.
Mar 27 - 5:50 PM

Mason Plumlee played just 17 minutes and missed all four of his shots in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans, finishing with one point, two rebounds and two assists.

Brook Lopez drew the start again and scored 15 points with nine boards and three blocks, so it's hard to imagine head coach Lionel Hollins putting Plumlee back with the starters. Plumlee does have upside and could potentially log big minutes down the stretch if the Nets continue to fall out of the playoff race, but he is firmly off the radar in standard leagues at the moment.
Mar 10 - 9:50 PM

Mason Plumlee came off Brooklyn's bench on Sunday and finished a disappointing loss to the Jazz with four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 12 minutes.

Utah starts an imposing frontcourt of Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors so this may have been a temporary matchup-based change, but it's just as likely that Plumlee will come off the bench again on Tuesday. He's playing around 20 minutes per game since Thaddeus Young's arrival and can safely be cut for a more promising free agent.
Mar 8 - 8:37 PM

Mason Plumlee played 13 minutes against the Suns on Friday with three points, two boards and one steal.

He lost playing time to Cory Jefferson tonight and his minutes have been wildly inconsistent. In his previous games since the break, Plumlee averaged 9.3 points, 5.9 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals in 20.6 minutes. That's not enough to get it done in most leagues even before this bad game.
Mar 7 - 1:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
3Phil Pressey
SG1Gerald Henderson
2C.J. McCollum
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Mike Miller
PF1Ed Davis
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Chris Kaman