The eight-year NBA veteran has bounced around the league, playing on seven teams altogether and a third of the Eastern Conference. With the point guard market dwindling, Shelvin Mack remains one of the more experienced and reliable plug-and-play options available.
Mack is a scrappy player who is 6-3 with a sturdy frame. His strength allows him to be somewhat physical defensively and he is solid in his defensive positioning.
Mack’s previous season was a tale of two halves, which saw him start the season very strong and successfully run the backup point guard role in Memphis. Through November he averaged nearly double-digit points per game while hitting from deep at almost a 42 percent clip.
But as the season progressed, his numbers took a dive along with his team’s performance with him on the court. The following months saw his shooting percentages fizzle and his team’s +/- with him on the floor plummet.
Over his eight NBA seasons Mack has proven to be an able-bodied point guard, but at this stage would be a much safer option for an NBA team as a third-stringer as opposed to a second choice at PG.
If Brooklyn felt his early 2018 season numbers are replicable, he could be a sturdy option for the end of the bench.