Hawks Waive Shelvin Mack

The Hawks have officially requested waivers on Shelvin Mack, the team announced today in a press release. He’ll become a free agent on Sunday, assuming he goes unclaimed.

Mack, 28, had been Memphis’ backup point guard for the 2018/19 season, averaging 7.9 PPG and 3.4 APG in 53 games (22.7 MPG). He has also had one of his best three-point shooting seasons, knocking down 35.9% of his attempts from outside.

The Grizzlies sent Mack to the Hawks in exchange for Tyler Dorsey in a deadline-day trade on Thursday. Considering the deal doesn’t appear to have saved Atlanta any money and no other assets were said to be included, it’s not clear what the Hawks’ motivations were for making the trade.

In any case, Atlanta now has two open roster spots and will have two weeks to fill at least one of them.

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4 thoughts on “Hawks Waive Shelvin Mack

  1. acarneglia

    I think that Atlanta acquired Mack, to immediately waive him, as a way to have some roster spots open and try guys out on 10 day deals and hopefully find a diamond in the rough.

    • Luke Adams

      Seems like they could’ve just done that with Dorsey (who had a slightly smaller cap hit) though.

      • acarneglia

        That’s a possibility, or maybe they just wanted to give Mack a chance to become a FA and go join a contender(he’s a former ATL Hawk)

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