The Atlanta Hawks have traded reserve point guard Shelvin Mack to the Utah Jazz for a second round pick according to a report by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Atlanta Hawks are trading guard Shelvin Mack to the Utah Jazz for a second round draft pick, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 18, 2016
The move gets Utah a safe option at point guard and clears up a roster spot for Atlanta. Mack had played in just 24 games this season behind starter Jeff Teague and top reserve Dennis Schröder. With Tiago Splitter down, the Hawks may turn to free agency to help add depth to their front court. There are variety of veteran players that could be buyout candidates if they are not dealt before Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline.
Mack arrived in Atlanta late in the 2013 season and came to camp in 2014 without a guaranteed deal. He emerged as the team's backup point guard appearing in 73 games and earned a guaranteed deal.
The 2nd round pick the Jazz are sending to Atlanta is Denver 2018 2nd round pick— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) February 18, 2016