As of January 17, the Philadelphia 76ers have decided not to extend rookie point guard Maalik Wayns contract. Instead they have signed former Butler University star Shelvin Mack to a 10-day deal.
Maalik Wayns received little playing time this year, which made it an easy decision for the Sixers. Wayns was struggling to impress Doug Collins, averaging only 7.9 minutes in his 21 games played in Philadelphia, and only averaging 2.7 points per game.
Many may remember Shelvin Mack and the Butler Bulldogs from 2 years ago. He led the team to the finals of the NCAA tournament, but they unfortunately lost to UConn, 53-41. Shelvin Mack isn’t expected to to anything spectacular in Philly, but he does have better numbers than Maalik Wayns, and shows great potential.
Averaging 5.3 points per game this season with the Wizards, the young point guard could provide some valuable depth for the Sixers behind star Jrue Holiday.