Memphis Grizzlies: How are the offseason acquisitions doing?

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Shelvin Mack: 1-year, $2 million deal

Shelvin Mack joined the Grizzlies on a veteran’s minimum deal, making this his sixth stop over the course of his seven-year career. The Butler alum is averaging a career-high 24.9 minutes and playing a crucial role off the bench as the primary backup for Mike Conley.

Mack has been the Grizzlies’ best 3-point shooter so far, albeit on just 2.7 attempts per game, but he’s shooting 40.7 percent from downtown. In a bizarre twist, he is shooting 31.7 percent at home but a whopping 47.8 percent on the road.

Mack has fit into the Grizzlies’ scheme well, being a big-bodied, tough guard who is tasked with keeping the offense smooth and not making any mistakes. He’s a big reason why the Grizzlies are one of the top teams in the league in avoiding turnovers.

Mack has spent a lot of time playing with the starters and is sixth on the team in minutes. He will often shift to be the second guard next to Conley, bumping Temple to the small forward spot. These lineups hold are holding defenses to 95 points or fewer per 100 possessions, but just like some of the other Grizzlies’ most used lineups, really struggle to score the ball. Mack isn’t much of a facilitator, but he’s been a good game manager for the Grizzlies when he plays.