What Former Wizards Players Around The League Would We Love to See in DC Again?

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No. 4 Shelvin Mack, G, Memphis Grizzlies

Shelvin Mack‘s time in Washington wasn’t all that memorable after being drafted in the second round out of Butler in 2011. He barely played in his rookie year, was cut in the offseason, and was re-signed midway through his second season before he was let go again two weeks later. He has since bounced around the league with stints in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Utah, Orlando, and now finds himself on the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies have exceeded expectations so far this season, and Mack deserves credit for some of that. He’s having one of the best seasons yet, averaging 9.2 points per game and shooting a career-high 41 percent from three. Mack has proven to be a quality point guard off of the bench who makes few mistakes when on the floor.

Lord knows the Wizards could use a backup point guard like Mack now, or in any of the past few seasons for that matter (never forget that Ty Lawson, straight from China, was our backup point guard in the playoffs last year despite not playing a single minute in the regular season). After Monday’s loss to the Pacers in which Austin Rivers and Tomas Satoransky filled in for John Wall, it’s clear this is an area of need. Putting Mack in the lineup would instill confidence with his steady decision-making, as well as be a reliable deep threat.