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Hornets acquire guard Shelvin Mack off waivers

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The Hornets used their open roster spot to shore up their point guard depth.

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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Hornets have claimed guard Shelvin Mack off waivers.

Mack was waived by the Atlanta Hawks after being part of the deadline deal that sent Tyler Dorsey back to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Mack started the season strong for the Grizzlies. Coming off the bench behind Mike Conley Jr., he averaged 11.4 points and 3.7 assists in 26.5 minutes per game while shooting over 50% from the field and 46% from three for the first 15 games. Since then, it hasn't been as pretty. After those first 15 games, he's hit just 37% of his field goal attempts and 31% of his 3-point attempts.

He's drawn the ire of some of our compadres at Grizzly Bear Blues.

Most players available on waivers this time of year are going to have their warts, so it's not surprising that Mack has had his issues. At the very least, he provides another veteran presence at backup point guard for a team that's 1-8 when Tony Parker doesn't play. With Parker dealing with a back strain, it makes sense for the Hornets to shore up their depth down the stretch.