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Shelvin Mack signing a 1-year deal with Memphis

Shelvin Mack, Grizzlies

Free agent point guard Shelvin Mack will sign a one-year deal deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Grizzlies will give their starter Mike Conley a reliable and explosive backup that can take over the scoring duties when he is off the floor.

Memphis is likely to keep Mack as a veteran influence that can play at both guard spots, as Andrew Harrison could see most of the time as Conley’s direct backup.

Oregon product Dillon Brooks is likely to go into training camp as the one to beat out for the shooting guard spot after being one of the very few shining pieces of an otherwise ghastly roster that wound up as the second-worst team in the league.

Mack is a journeyman who has played for six teams during his seven-year stint in the league, making Memphis the seventh city he’s called home over the past eight years.

While still a below-average 3-point shooter, Mack will get most of his scoring through drives, while using his explosiveness to kick out to open targets in the perimeter.

The Butler standout put up 6.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists last season over 69 games for the Orlando Magic last season.