Sixers Add Guard Shelvin Mack, Let Go Of Maalik Wayns
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Sixers signed guard Shelvin Mack to a 10-day contract the team announced today. As well, Maalik Wayns 10-day contract with the team expired, and he was not signed to another deal.
The Sixers released Wayns, and then signed him to a 10-day contract on January 8th. In the NBA, you can sign a player to two consecutive 10-day contracts before giving him a deal for the remainder of the season. Wayns made the team as an undrafted free-agent out of Villanova, but has seen little playing time.
In 71 career games with two starts, Mack has averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game while shooting 40.0% from the floor, 29.1% from 3-point range and 70.5% from the line. For his career, he has a 2.75 assist-to-turnover ratio.
In 14 games for the Maine Red Claws of the D-League this season, Mack averaged 20.5 points, 8.0 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.43 steals while shooting 46.2% from the floor, 41.8% from 3-point range and 89.6% from the line. He ranks third in the D-League in scoring and first in assists.
The Sixers have been in dire need of a point guard to backup Jrue Holiday. Neither Wayns nor Royal Ivey have been able to live up to the task.