Due to the injuries to George Hill and the inconsistencies of Dante Exum, Shelvin Mack ended up logging much more playing time this season than many Jazz fans had anticipated. Despite receiving some heavy criticism at time from the Utah faithful, there’s no denying that Mack has done everything in his power to contribute to the best of his ability to make this Jazz team better.
In all honesty, Shelvin’s interview was somewhat awkward, which also happens to be fitting given Utah’s strange point guard situation this year. He was in and out of the rotation as well as in and out of the starting lineup due to injuries and spotty play on his own part.
Given that Mack is set to be a free agent this summer, there’s a good chance that he may not be playing for the Jazz next season. Despite the fact that he brought some positives to the table, there’s no questioning that Mack isn’t nearly as high on Utah’s free agent priority list as the likes of Hayward, Hill or Ingles.
He expressed a desire to stay in Utah, but he likely knows that his days with the team may be numbered. Beyond that, Mack didn’t have a whole lot of insight to provide in his brief interview and the lack of questions directed his way might have been an additional indication that the media members were well aware that his time as a Jazzman is probably coming to a close.