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DeMarre Carroll "in good shape", Shelvin Mack remains on the shelf

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The Atlanta Hawks have been operating at less than full strength recently, but they received positive reports on DeMarre Carroll on Tuesday, while Shelvin Mack awaits similar news.

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Monday night did not bring a lot of positives for the Atlanta Hawks, but the return of DeMarre Carroll to the lineup was certainly encouraging. On Tuesday afternoon, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution brought word that Carroll should be good to go for the future after emerging from the loss to the Pelicans with no injury issues.

Carroll is, in many ways, the unsung hero of the roster, averaging 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while consistently guarding the opposition's top perimeter threat defensively. In addition, the development of his outside game has been a God-send in the Mike Budenholzer offense, and Carroll is knocking down 39.9% of his threes for the season.

While Carroll's news is very positive, the Hawks did not announce similar optimism surrounding Shelvin Mack. Still, Vivlamore reports that he could be available by the weekend.

The 24-year-old Mack has missed Atlanta's last eight games with a calf injury, but he has been seen going through basketball work pregame, signifying that he could be close to a return. Mack's absence is largely covered up by the strong play of Dennis Schröder, but with Thabo Sefolosha on the shelf, the return of Mack could ease the pressure on Kent Bazemore on the wing.