10 Worst free agent signings in Orlando Magic history

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Shelvin Mack, Orlando Magic
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The 10 worst free agent signings in Orlando Magic history

7. Shelvin Mack

2 years, $12 million in 2017

Shelvin Mack was a serviceable backup guard for his season in Orlando. That is probably the narrative that applies to the former Butler Bulldogs guard at every stop in his career, in fact.

When Mack joined the Orlando Magic, he had already been around both the NBA and NBA D-League block multiple times. He had already played games for the following franchises: the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz.

In 2017, Mack signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Magic to be their backup point guard. He led the team in assists for the season despite starting only three times. That was not saying much, though, as he averaged only 3.9 assists per game.

That tweet alone was embarrassing enough (it’s still up for posterity):

Mack did not see the second year of that deal.

During the offseason, Orlando waived the journeyman guard, saving $5 million in the process. The team needed the savings because it was strapped against the cap and his production simply did not cut it, even when he received more playing time following the trade of Elfrid Payton.

Mack still had a few more stops on his basketball journey: Memphis, Atlanta again (for a day), Charlotte, Italy, Israel and Greece. More recently, he has served as a CBS Sports college basketball analyst.