Magic Waive Shelvin Mack

The Magic are waiving veteran point guard Shelvin Mack before his salary becomes fully guaranteed for 2018/19, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). The team has confirmed the move in a press release.

Mack, who inked a two-year, $12MM with Orlando during the 2017 offseason, appeared in 69 games for the Magic, averaging 6.9 PPG, 3.9 APG, and 2.4 RPG as a backup to Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin.

Mack’s modest production and his non-guaranteed contract made him a candidate to be cut this offseason. His $6MM salary for 2018/19 is reportedly partially guaranteed for just $1MM, so the Magic will have the option of keeping that full $1MM charge on their cap for next season or stretching it across three years.

According to Basketball Insiders’ data, Mack’s contract called for his 2018/19 salary to become guaranteed if he remained under contract for more than four days after the 2018 NBA draft, which is why Orlando is making its decision now. Assuming Mack clears waivers, as expected, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent and will be able to sign anywhere.

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4 thoughts on “Magic Waive Shelvin Mack

  1. acarneglia

    Could be an option for Charlotte. He could be a good 2nd or 3rd option if they don’t trust Malik Monk or Devonte Graham

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    • kenneth cole

      Monk was a dumb draft pick. He’s a great athlete and can score in any way but he’s so erratic and raw, not to mention takes stupid shots. He had some awful shooting games in college. Clearly they’re waiting on him down the line but if his ceiling is a Jamal Crawford then that’s not worth the value of of a lottery pick.

      Don’t get me wrong the kid has a high ceiling, but a very low floor.

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  2. Could be an option for Boston . He played for Brad Stevens at Butler and with Gordon Hayward when they made the championship game 2 seasons in a row.

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  3. sluman46953

    who plays pg next season ?? maybe payton returns .. or how about a great trade idea with boston for rozier. maybe gordon sign and trade????

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