Hornets claim veteran point guard Shelvin Mack off waivers
The Charlotte Hornets have apparently added to the team’s roster ahead of this year’s looming All-Star break. According to a Sunday afternoon report from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Hornets have claimed veteran point guard Shelvin Mack off waivers from the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks recently released the seasoned guard after originally acquiring Mack via trade ahead of last week’s trade deadline.
Prior to serving what can only be described as a painfully short stint as a member of the Hawks, Mack spent the early portion of the 2018-19 regular season with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies then decided to trade Mack to Atlanta in exchange for fellow guard Tyler Dorsey.
The soon-to-be 29-year-old Mack has become quite the journeyman since breaking into the league back in 2011 out of Butler. Originally selected by the Washington Wizards in the second round, Mack has since suited up for the Wizards, Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic and Grizzlies. He has actually had three different stints with the Hawks, including this most recent go-round that never amounted to a regulation appearance.
For his NBA career as a whole, the veteran point guard is averaging 6.6 points, 3.1 assists, an even two rebounds and 0.7 steals across 18.5 minutes per outing. Over the course of his 452 regular season appearances as a NBA point guard, he has started just 56 times. Mack appeared in 53 games with three starts for the Grizzlies before being shipped to Atlanta while averaging 7.9 points, 3.4 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 0.8 steals across 22.7 minutes per contest.