The Boston Celtics are obviously in the market for another point guard with the recent season ending injury to Rajon Rondo. They need more guard depth in general with Leandro Barbosa also being out for the season. A new name has popped up on the radar: Shelvin Mack.
If you recall, Mack had a terrific college career at Butler and even led them to two National Title Game appearances, both in losing efforts. Playing for head coach Brad Stevens, you know that he is a well-coached player. His career has taken a number of turns having played for the Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers. He is currently playing for the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics developmental league affiliate.
Mack is not a very good player with career averages of 3 points and 2 assists per game in 75 career outings. He was a second round pick coming out of college and is the type of guy that will have to fight every year in training camp to even sniff an NBA roster.
With the Celtics recent injuries, he makes sense as a fill in because he is still young and knows the system having experience in the developmental league. Mack would probably only play in true emergency situations, but it would be smart to sign someone like him just in case. You can never have enough depth and the Celtics have clearly learned that this season. It seems like every week there is a new season ending injury to this team.
The Celtics are in the market for a backup point guard and keep in mind the name Shelvin Mack.
Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports. For all Celtics news go to the team homepage on Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18