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Grizzlies Agree To Deal With Guard Shelvin Mack

Just when you thought the Grizzlies were done dealing...

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The Memphis Grizzlies have reached an agreement with free agent point guard Shelvin Mack as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

Mack will be the fourth point guard added to the roster. He will slot into the depth chart behind incumbent starter Mike Conley Jr. and will compete for minutes with Andrew Harrison as well as possibly Grizzlies rookie Jevon Carter.

Mack has played for five teams, most recently the Orlando Magic, over seven seasons. Last season he averaged almost seven points per game on 43 percent shooting from the floor and 34.5 percent from deep in 20 minutes per game. He led the Magic in assists with nearly four per contest.

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The 6’3 28-year-old out of Butler University provides another ball handling option for the Grizzlies and shores up a weak spot at the backup point guard position. Mack is a veteran journeyman with playoff experience and played under heralded now Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens in college.

However, with the signing Memphis will have to make at least one more move, either cutting or trading someone from their roster. Mack represents the 16th member of the Grizzlies opening day roster. The maximum number a team is allowed by the NBA is 15.

Mack has also played for the Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76er’s, and Washington Wizards—who drafted him with the 4th pick in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft—in his NBA career.