The Atlanta Hawks got some really good production out of Shelvin Mack in a reserve role last season. Heading into free agency, the Hawks had offered him a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent.
No teams had signed him to an offer sheet, which means the Hawks were going to set the terms on his contract. It now appears Atlanta is ready to bring him back, according to Yahoo Sports.
The deal includes a team option in the third year, a source said.
Shelvin then took to twitter to confirm his return:
— Shelvin Mack (@ShelvinMack) July 25, 2014
If Mack can play at the same level he did last season, the team got him at a great price. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.7 assists per game in 73 games (11 starts).
Mack is a good defender, and played under control in the Hawks’ new offense, so he should build off of his performance last season. This may kill the idea that Dennis Schröder is ready to be Jeff Teague’s backup, even after a strong summer league.
Wojnarowski also stated that the Hawks are working on bringing their other restricted free agent, Mike Scott, back to the team.
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