Report: Shelvin Mack agrees to 2-year, $12 million deal with Magic
Free agent point guard Shelvin Mack is finalizing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is partially guaranteed in the second year, expected to be fully completed on Saturday, per sources.
The sturdy floor general has played for four teams over seven seasons in the NBA, making his latest 2015-16 campaign the best of them all, averaging 12.7 points and 5.3 assists per game after becoming a member of the Utah Jazz through 28 games.
A rather erroneous three-point shooter with good drive-and-kick instincts and above-average defense, Mack makes an excellent veteran backup point man in any rotation, especially in one in need of leadership like Orlando’s.
The 27-year-old is the first free-agent signing for new Magic president Jeff Weltman and general manager John Hammond.
Mack has humble averages of 6.3 points, 2.9 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game, but can thrive if given enough minutes like he had in his first run in Utah.