The Sacramento Kings Thursday requested waivers on swingman Desmond Mason, according to President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.

Mason, currently in his 10th NBA season and first with the Kings, averaged 2.6 points (.417 FGs, .750 FTs) and 2.6 rebounds per game through five outings (started four) for Sacramento.

The Kings are facing rough times lately. Star shooting guard Kevin Martin has suffered a hairline fracture in his left wrist. And forward Andres Nocioni was recently arrested for suspicion of DUI.