Shelvin Mack - Memphis Grizzlies

Discussion in 'Former Bulldogs' started by Jared Grubbs, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. godogs91

    godogs91 Active Member

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    Great night for Shelvin and all of the Jazz. Hope Gordon's foot injury gets to where he can return to the court soon. Was nice that they were playing the god-awful Suns. The Jazz scored more in the 4th than the Suns did all of the 2nd half. Eesh.
     
  2. DawgFan14

    DawgFan14 Active Member

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    Mack has been playing great lately! I'm really glad he got out of Atlanta and thrown into a starter role. He is definitely showing that he has a place in this league.

    His stat line the past 10 games:
    min: 30
    FG%: .443
    REB: 4.6
    AST: 6.1
    STL: 1.0
    PTS: 12.8
     
  3. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if he got screwed in Atlanta, over looked or it was bone headed coaching but I glad he is out of there.
     
  4. Baddog

    Baddog Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Teague took all of the PG minutes......a prototypical "me first" NBA selfish player. Mack even fell out of the back up spot. Maybe his "unselfish" style didn't fit in with the culture in Atlanta. Just a bad fit for him. Don't think he ever got much of a chance. Much better off in Utah.
     
  5. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Someone who is an avid NBA fan tried to explain to me that teams have to play their highest paid players because well they are the highest paid players. That makes sense because not playing Mack made no sense.
     
  6. the_speakers_lab

    the_speakers_lab Well-Known Member

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    Mack got traded bc ATL had too many quality PG's and there's not enough minutes to play all of them. Plus, ATL has other deficiencies. So why not trade someone where you have a surplus. Your friend's theory isn't inelastic and kinda applies in this situation, but I imagine it's not the main reason for Mack being traded and not getting what you deem is his proper due amount of PT. I would Mack got traded more bc of Dennis Schroder than Jeff Teague. Schroder is a former first round draft pick, is in his third season, has a higher ceiling than Mack, is a good player, and has a lot of potential. Schroder needs more PT to develop. In fact, ATL had Teague on the block at the trade deadline and if they would have found a deal to their liking, they probably would have kept Mack (the Pacers made them an offer that included George Hill). Lastly, both Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder are better than Mack. Teague hasn't played as well as he has the last few seasons (partly bc he's struggling this season to convert around the basket), but he's still a damn good player. Also, for Teague being so selfish, it's interesting that he has a higher assist % rate than Mack...
     
  7. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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    It's sad how shocked I am that this post is so damn logical. How dare a former 2nd round pick not play a lot for a defending regular season conference champion!!
     
  8. DawgFan14

    DawgFan14 Active Member

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    I don't know much about it, but from rumors I've heard, teams play their highest paid players because they want to keep their stock high to trade later if they do want to move them (other rumors suggest Teague will be departing soon). If they move Teague to the bench, they might not get as much out of him in a trade. It kinda makes sense, but you would think teams would be able to see right through that... so maybe it is just a rumor.
     
  9. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe it usually works out that a team's highest-paid players are the team's best players? i.e. Why they play the most minutes. I'm just spitballing here...
     
  10. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    I heard similar. One would think how well you play or don't play would count for something. For me the NBA is too weird.
     
  11. DawgFan14

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    That's almost always the case. Except there are a few exceptions. For one, some Hawk fans wanted Schroder to start in place of Teague, but specifically cited the need to keep his stock high in order to trade and that benching him would hurt what they could get out of him in a trade. Again, I don't know how true that is. There are also players like Hassan Whiteside who are way underpaid compared to the veterans on the team. Sure his pay day will come soon.

    Not to mention players like Kobe...
     
  12. MilkSteak

    MilkSteak Well-Known Member

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    So if my calculations are correct, 13/59 of his career double-digit scoring games (excluding preseason) have been with the Jazz.

    While that may not seem like a big deal, consider that he's only played in 20 games for the Jazz.

    Looks like Utah is a great fit for him.

    EDIT: He's also had three double-doubles with the Jazz. Two of those double-doubles were fairly close to triple-doubles.
     
  13. bulldogs51

    bulldogs51 Active Member

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    I am really happy for him. Went from 3rd string to starter and starter minutes. He is playing really well and so are the jazz. 8-2 in their last 10 games and in 7th place in the West. Only negative is that he is turning it over too much. That seems to be getting better as he gets to know his teammates better. There have been a handful of articles written about his insertion to the lineup that are pretty interesting reads.

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  14. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    So, so happy for him. He's already made a bunch of money, but another 3-4 year contract should be in the works and will set him and the family up forever.

    He's definitively proven that he is at worst a quality PG backup option in the NBA (and is starting to prove he could be a great PG starter option for teams that don't want to pay top end money for that position).
     
  15. PSUButlerFan

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    Is he starting over Trey Burke? I don't watch the NBA at all and only care about 4 people: Brad Stevens, Mack, Hayward and Tim Fraizer (former PSU PG currently with the Pelicans).
     
  16. MilkSteak

    MilkSteak Well-Known Member

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    Haha Tim Frazier was the GOAT. I had him in fantasy college basketball, and he got me serious fantasy points. Then, he got hurt. Broken leg I wanna say?
     
  17. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  18. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad paycheck
     
  19. #60

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    EXCELLENT NEWS!! Shelvin deserves these opportunities because he's earned them!
     
  20. ButlerGoalie

    ButlerGoalie Well-Known Member

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    Truly a class act. Back in early March 2011, while the soon-to-be Mrs. and I were touring Hinkle before the Kevin Smith Red State screening later that evening, we ran into Shelvin putting up shots all by himself. We didn't bother him, but later he saw us on the way out and he stopped to chat. Later that month, he cemented his status as one of my all-time faves on the back end of the B2B. A great Butler ambassador.
     

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