Some Utah Jazz fans seem to have a love/hate relationship with Shelvin Mack. Despite the complex feelings, Mack deserves some major props for his work.
Nevertheless, I’m here to tell you that Mack actually deserves some major props for his recent work. With George Hill out for most of the year and Dante Exum struggling (and hurting), the Mack Attack has done well to hold down the fort in the backcourt once again.
He was a major part of the aforementioned 11-of-13 stretch and has continued to play pretty well even as the team has notched some losses. Over the last 14 games, Mack is averaging 11 points and four assists per game, while shooting just under 50 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range.
Source: Ryan Aston of Fansided
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.