Shelvin Mack has agreed to a one-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The exact dollar amount of the deal has yet to be disclosed.
Free agent guard Shelvin Mack is signing a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies today, league sources tell ESPN.
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Mack will be entering his eighth season in the NBA and will assume the role of backup point guard behind former All-Defensive Second Team honoree Mike Conley Jr.
His career averages have been modest, posting 6.4 points, 3.1 assists, and two rebounds per game over the course of his seven seasons in the league, but has improved in his most recent years as a pro. His best campaign came during the 2016 season, where Mack averaged career-highs in points (12.7), assists (5.3), rebounds (3.8), and minutes (31.4) per contest.
The former NBA Development League All-Star has moved around quite a bit during his time in the NBA, with stints as a member of the Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, and now the Memphis Grizzlies.
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The Grizzlies already have a crowded backcourt with guys like Andrew Harrison, Jevon Carter, and Kobi Simmons, but Mack provides the experience and high basketball IQ that this team desires as they try to work their way back into contention.
Memphis finished the 2018 season with a 22-60 record, the second-worst record of any team in the NBA with only one more win than the Phoenix Suns.
With Mike Conley and Marc Gasol still under contract, the Grizzlies were looking for a veteran presence that could help propel the team into the playoffs, making Mack an excellent fit for this organization.
A product of Butler University, Mack was selected in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft with the 34th overall pick which was held by the Wizards and has been able to carve out a substantial role on several teams despite several stints in the G-League.