Mason Plumlee was the best player on a great duke team. Besides Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly who else can you name on that team? Mason broke out last year going from 11.1 Points, 9.2 Rebounds, 1.6 Assist, 0.8 Steals, and 1.6 Blocks Per Game to 17.1 Points, 9.9 Rebounds, 1.4 Assist, 1.0 Steals, and 1.4 Blocks Per Game. Mason's Numbers are actually better then the 2013 number one pick Anthony Bennett who had 16.1 Points, 8.1 Rebounds, 1.0 Assist, 0.7 Steals, and 1.2 Blocks Per Game.
Mason will have plenty of People to help him out this year in Brooklyn.
1: Reggie Evans
Reggie Evans is the greatest rebounder in the league. Mason is already a good rebounder but Reggie can take him to the next level. Evans is a rebounding specialist, he can show Mason the best of what he does and that is grabbing rebounds of the glass and at mason's size ( 6'10 or 7'0) that shouldn't be a problem.
Blatche is a great all-around player, Andray's greatest gift is efficiency. He has a Player Efficiency Rating of 21.9 which is good enough for 13th in the entire league! Mason can learn a lot on how to be efficient from Blatche.
3: Brook Lopez
Lopez is the best Offensive center in the league. He also has the 5th best Player Efficiency Rating at 24.7. Mason will benefit from learning under the best scoring big man in the league. Lopez is great in the post and Mason can only get better from playing and learning from Brook. Lopez can also teach Mason how to be a great shot blocker.
Finally but not least; Kevin Garnett. KG is an amazing defender. The Big Ticket is the best mentor for Plumlee. he'll learn how defend the post, and show him why defense matters just as much as offence.
Where does Mason fit in on the Rotation?
I Believe mason should be the back-up Power forward this year, that means he would take Reggie's spot in the rotation. Mason needs playing time now in this league in order to succeed. While Reggie is a great rebounder but thats about it, he's a liability on offense, a below average post defender, and a terrible free throw shooter.
What will the rotation look like with Mason?
PG: Deron Williams
SG: Joe Johnson
SF: Paul Pierce
PF: Kevin Garnett
C: Brook Lopez
I don't expect Mason to play a lot of minutes this year in Brooklyn but, he definitely needs to play at least 10 minutes a game. he has an opportunity to do great things in this league.