HoopsHype Shelvin Mack rumors


December 26, 2012 Updates
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Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed free agent guards Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Mack (6-3, 207) was originally selected by Washington with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. In 11 games this season with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League, he has averaged 19.7 points (ranked sixth) and a D-League best 7.5 assists in 40.7 minutes per contest. He was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on December 10. In 64 games during his rookie campaign with the Wizards, Mack averaged 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.2 minutes per game. The former Butler Bulldog averaged 4.1 points in eight games during the 2012 preseason with Washington before being waived on October 28, 2012. NBA.com

December 24, 2012 Updates
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Shelvin Mack is returning to the organization that drafted him 34th overall out of Butler in 2011 and waived him before the start of his second season in order to go with more seasoned veteran, Jannero Pargo. Mack is expected to sign a non-guaranteed contract before the Wizards return to practice on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Washington Post

Adrian Wojnarowski: Washington will sign Shelvin Mack out of D-League, sources tell Y!. He's averaging 20 ppg w/ Maine. Wiz drafted him in '11, cut him in '12. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

October 31, 2012 Updates

The Wizards decided to keep newcomers Jannero Pargo and Earl Barron over Shelvin Mack and Brian Cook for their final two roster spots and Wittman explained how circumstances surrounding Wall and Nene contributed to those choices. “They earned the spots, for their play through the month,” Wittman said of Barron and Pargo. “It was tough, now. But this is the group that I believe in, and we’re moving forward with. It wasn’t easy. Obviously, injuries change a little bit, our thinking, as we moved forward. That’s the thing about this business. You never know. As I talked most of this preseason, guys had opportunities and took advantage of them. And they are here. “You never know what’s going to happen moving forward with both those guys – Cook and Shelvin – that were with me before, and it’s hard,” he continued. “No question, that was not a fun day.” Washington Post

October 27, 2012 Updates

The Wizards had 19 players in camp and 13 players signed to guaranteed contracts, leaving two spots up for grabs for four players – Barron, Cook, Shelvin Mack and Jannero Pargo. Randolph and the seldom-used Steven Gray are probably out of the discussion, since they didn’t get much action in the last three games. When asked about his leanings, Wittman said, “I ain’t telling you.” Washington Post

July 2, 2012 Updates

The Las Vegas summer league, which is less than two weeks away, is currently a high priority as the team looks to fill out its roster in time for mini-camp next week. The Wizards expect to have second-year players Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton and Shelvin Mack, and recent draft picks Beal and Satoransky. Satoransky is currently under contract in Spain and would need to receive clearance from FIBA to play for the Wizards. “We have already applied for” clearance, Grunfeld said. “Whether they grant it or not, remains to be seen. You just don’t know.” Washington Post

May 31, 2012 Updates

Do you have a good idea of who will be on the summer league roster in vegas? You can probably assume that the rookies from last year - Jan Vesely, Shelvin Mack and Chris Singleton - will play. I heard Vesely is coming from the Czech Republic next month to get ready, so he's in. The three draft picks from this year will participate. Jordan Crawford has stated that he'd be willing to play, but I'm not so sure he will. Other than that, you might see Morris Almond or Cartier Martin give it go. I wouldn't count on John Wall, Trevor Booker or Kevin Seraphin, who will be getting ready for the Olympics. Washington Post

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Unlike most second-round picks, Mack doesn’t have to worry about making the team, since he was selected with the purpose of backing up Wall and arrives with an establish role. “I know what they expect of me,” Mack said. “It makes everything easier for me. I don’t have to wonder what I need to do to get on the court, just make sure I handle my business.” Washington Post

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Massive group workouts seem to be a big theme in this year's draft proceedings. The Minnesota Timberwolves will be hosting a group workout with as many as 24 draft- hopeful participants, with representatives from 22 to 28 teams expected to be in attendance. Jonathon Givony of DraftExpress has confirmed 20 of the 24 players that will be participating in the two-day workouts scheduled for May 23-24, 2011. The list of guards confirmed for the Minnesota workout includes Butler's Shelvin Mack, Michigan State's Kalin Lucas, Iowa State's Diante Garrett, Michigan's Darius Morris, Kansas' Josh Selby, Boston College's Reggie Jackson and UCLA's Malcolm Lee. Examiner

May 10, 2011 Updates

Butler guard Shelvin Mack formally announced Tuesday that he is staying in the NBA Draft. Mack helped Butler reach the NCAA final the last two seasons. The Bulldogs lost to Connecticut in this year's national title game after falling to Duke in the 2010 final. Butler officials said Sunday, the day of the deadline to pull out of the June 23 draft, that Mack wouldn't return for his senior season. CBSSports.com

May 8, 2011 Updates

After leading Butler University to consecutive Final Fours, junior guard Shelvin Mack has decided to stay in the 2011 NBA draft, a source with knowledge of the decision told Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo! Sports

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