Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack (8) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers' Ian Mahinmi (28) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 25, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NBA Rumors: Shelvin Mack Signing Contract for Rest of the Season?


The Atlanta Hawks have a decision to make.

Shelvin Mack’s second 10-day contract is about to expire and, according to ESPN’s Rumor Central, it is likely he will sign a contract for the rest of the 2012-2013 season. Here are the words from the short article, written by Nick Borges:

Shelvin Mack’s second 10-day contract is set to expire and according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Hawks are considering keeping him for the duration of the season. The Hawks will likely retain Mack since they’ve had injuries in the backcourt. In fact, Devin Harris has been dealing with a sore left foot for much of the second half of the season and he was forced out of Sunday’s game in the third quarter due to that issue. Mack is averaging  5.3 minutes, 1.6 points and 0.7 assists since he signed with the Hawks.

He’s right: Injuries have popped up in the backcourt all season long and with Devin Harris out after tweaking his foot during Sunday’s Bucks game, it’s always good to have spare parts lying around.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that he went to Butler, the prototype program for developing players for the NBA game. Wait, that’s not Butler? Oh well.

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