Jan 7, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Roger Mason Jr. (21) dribbles against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 107-88. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Sacramento Kings must clear roster spot for Roger Mason

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Earlier today, the Sacramento Kings sent a heavily protected second round pick to the Miami Heat in exchange for Roger Mason.

Mason of course will never play for the Kings, who plan to waive him soon as possible – the deal simply giving Sacramento some free cash and the Heat an open roster spot. Though, technically, even though the Kings plan to waive Mason, they still need to clear a roster spot to make the trade official – a roster spot they currently don’t have open.

That will lead to another move, this according to SheridanHoops.com.

Mason is expected to be waived by the Kings, whose general manager, Pete D’Allesandro, has made four in-season trades and will need to make another deal today to clear a roster spot for Mason.

The Kings are said to be shopping Jimmer Fredette for a second round draft pick, so it’s possible a spot could be cleared there or another deal could be in the pipeline for Sacramento. Regardless, a move will need to be made.

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