OCTOBER 9, 9:54am: Mac will undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn left Achilles and is expected to miss six to eight months, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Mac’s 2017/18 salary is mostly non-guaranteed, but the Wizards will have to pay his salary until he returns to health, whether or not he remains on the roster. If Washington expects him to miss most or all of the season, the club may waive him simply to open up a roster spot.
OCTOBER 8, 3:47pm: The Wizards have scheduled an MRI for Monday for guard Sheldon Mac, tweets Candace Buckner of The Washington Post. A source tells Buckner the team believes Mac may have torn an Achilles tendon during today’s preseason game.
Mac had to be carried off the court after getting hurt on an attempted drive to the basket against the Cavaliers. He was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.
Formerly known as Sheldon McClellan, the 24-year-old shooting guard appeared in 30 games for Washington last season, averaging 3.0 points in 9.6 minutes per night. His contract for this season only carries a $50K guarantee through January 10.