Washington Wizards’ president Ernie Grunfeld announced Wednesday that the team has signed free agent guards Shelvin Mack and Garrett Temple. According to the team’s press release, financial terms were not disclosed.
Mack was originally selected by the Wizards with the 34th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. In a guard heavy roster last season, the former Butler Bulldog played well enough to be a part of the club throughout the season as he averaged 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 12.2 minutes per game in 64 contests.
In eight games during the 2012 NBA preseason, Mack averaged 4.1 points for the Wizards before being waived on October 28, 2012.
Mack went on to sign with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League, and in 11 games this season, he has averaged 19.7 points (ranked sixth) and a D-League best 7.5 assists in 40.7 minutes per contest. He was named NBA D-League Performer of the Week on Dec. 10.
Temple was undrafted out of LSU in 2009. In nine games this season with the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, the former LSU Tiger averaged 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 36 minutes per contest.
Temple has appeared in 51 career NBA games with the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats while averaging 3.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
In 63 career D-League games, the 6-6, 195-pound guard holds averages of 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists with the Bighorns, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Erie Bayhawks.
Temple spent the 2012-13 NBA preseason with the Miami Heat, appearing in six games and tallied 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per outing.