It has been seven years since Roger Mason Jr. has been in this situation, playing without a guaranteed contract. His intervening experience, he said, has taught him not to sweat the small stuff.

So with word of the Miami Heat seeking additional backcourt depth, including an ESPN report, it ostensibly goes to the very reason he was added in the offseason.

"Rumors happen all the time," Mason said before Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. "A lot of times what you read is far from the truth, so I don't put any stock in it.

"And I know for this team, one of the things we have is depth. And so, you don't really pay too much attention to it."

Mason is one of two Heat players working with non-guaranteed contracts, which do not become fully guaranteed until Jan. 10. The other is forward Michael Beasley, who already has moved into the rotation and whose Heat future is on far more solid ground.